Salome Maswime is a full Professor and Head of the Global Surgery Division at the University of Cape Town; an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist; Next Einstein Fellow; vice-President of the Women in Global Health; and President of the South African Clinician Scientists Society. After specialising she completed her MMED and PHD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She did a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has a diploma in Project Management (Varsity College) and a Certificate in Leading Organisations and Change (MIT). She is a section editor of the Plos Global Public Health Journal. She is a member of the Academy of Sciences South Africa. She has received numerous awards for her research contribution to maternal health, including the trailblazer and young achiever award by the President of South Africa in 2017. In 2021she was named among 20 Young Shapers of the Future in Health and Medicine by Encyclopedia Brittanica.