Helped 12000 patients
Dr Anthony Koller is a specialist psychiatrist in private practice in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a fully qualified and officially registered a psychiatrist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa. He obtained his medical degree from the distinguished University of the Witwatersrand (with distinction) in Johannesburg after he had finished a BSc.
in maths and computer science (Cum Laude) at the University of Johannesburg. After completing his mandatory 2-year internship in Cape Town at the famous Groote Schuur Hospital (where the first heart transplant was successfully performed) he then completed a third mandatory year of Community Service working in paediatrics at Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town, one of the best paediatric hospitals in the world. He then began his registrar/residence time to specialise in Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, based at Valkenberg Hospital in Cape Town over four years.
During this time he wrote the exams to become a Fellow of the Psychiatrists of South Africa FCPsych(SA). In addition, he completed a Masters in Medicine in Psychiatry through the University of Cape Town and passed with distinction. He then began his career working in temporary/locum positions as a psychiatrist both in the public and private sector. He then began his own private practice in earnest in Cape Town. His interests are mainly in adult, mild to severe, depressive and anxiety disorders.
He has developed an interest in Adult Attention Deficit Disorder and social anxiety disorder. However, he is trained to treat the whole spectrum of mental health disorders and often treats geriatric and adolescent patients as well. He uses a very holistic approach to his patients. He has a very strong knowledge of medications used in psychiatry. However, he is very comfortable in providing short term supportive psychotherapy, medium-term cognitive and behavioural therapy and longer-term talk psychotherapy.
Academics & Trainings
MBBCH. (WITH DISTINCTION)
University Of The Witwatersrand
The College Of Medicine Of South Africa
MMED (PSYCHIATRY) (WITH DISTINCTION)
University Of Cape Town
Awards & Publications
Awards and Honours
University of Witwatersrand
- H. S. Ebrahim Prize for the Best Medical Student in Physiology and Medical Biochemistry in 2003
- The Dean's Special Merit List 2005
- The Deans Special Merit Certificate for Academic Excellence.
University Merit Scholarships in recognition of academic excellence in '03, '05, '06 & '07
- EJA Loerincz Scholarship for academic excellence in 2004
Professional Provident Society (PPS)
- Scholarship from the Professional Provident Society of South Africa for academic merit 2006
University of Johannesburg
- University Top Achievers award in 1st, 2nd & 3rd years.
- Prize for the Best Final Year BSc. Student in Pure Maths
Kamerman, P., Koller, A. & Loram, L., 2007. Postoperative administration of the analgesic tramadol, but not the selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor parecoxib, abolishes postoperative hyperalgesia in a new model of postoperative pain in rats. Pharmacology, 80(4), pp.244 - 248.
Koller, A. & Stein, D.J., 2013. Pharmacotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder. Mod Probl Pharmacopsychiatry, 29, pp.154 - 163
Koller, A., 2016. Burnout among healthcare professionals and its implications in South Africa F. Korb & Z. Wilson, eds. Mental Health Matters, 3, pp.38 - 40.
Koller, A., 2017. A review of psychopharmacological agents used in the treatment of obesity Ann Lake Publications, ed. Serenity Neuroscience Newsletter, 15(51), pp.7 - 9.