Simon obtained his MBChB from The University of Cape Town in 1987 and graduated as a Fellow of the College of Paediatricians through WITS in 1995. He started in general private Paediatric practice in Bedfordview, Johannesburg in 1996 and is now in his 28th year of private practice.
Dr Strachan has publications in international Journals and has been an invited speaker at both local and international conferences.
Simon is the co-author of “Feeding Sense” published by Metz Press and this is in its 2nd edition.
Simon is an examiner for the CMSA FCPaed II, A lecturer on the MSc Vaccinology at Wits and an APLS Instructor.
He is the current CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum and a director of the Paediatrician Management Group.
Simon advocates for all children and is passionate about improving access to healthcare while maintaining standards of excellence in the provision and delivery of healthcare services. He believes that the private sector is integral to the successful achievement of universal access to healthcare.
He is married and has lots of children and grandchildren.