Dr Martin Vanlierde matriculated at Christian Brothers College, Cape Town and received his undergraduate degrees in the Arts, Sciences and Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

After graduating Dr Vanlierde did his internship in Pietermaritzburg before spending 18months in the UK working and studying, followed by six years of formal training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology.

He graduated with a Fellowship in Otolaryngology from the College of Medicine of South Africa before spending a further year in Edinburgh where he obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The following nine years were spent in private practice in British Columbia, Canada, before returning to South Africa.

Dr Vanlierde commenced private practice in Cape Town in 2001. He has held a part-time teaching position in the department of Otolaryngology at the University of Cape Town since that time, and has taught Rhinoplasty and heads the Voice Clinic of the department.

Dr Vanlierde is the secretary of the South Africa Academy of Aesthetic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery, with his practice focusing more and more on Rhinoplasty and nasal and sinus surgery.

He is married to Philippa and they have three adult sons. He speaks English, French and Afrikaans.

In his relaxation time he enjoys rowing and cycling, and is currently the Commodore of the Alfred Rowing Club, the oldest sports club in South Africa. He has a passion for music and travel, and good food and wine shared with family and friends.