Dr Philip Zinn is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with consulting rooms at the Life Healthcare Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town.

He is happily married to Heleen and has two children, Michael and Rene.

Having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, his internship and a year as a Family Physician in northern Canada, he pursued his postgraduate training in the United Kingdom. With a tour through The Borders of Scotland,  the West Midlands, Norfolk and Suffolk Dr Zinn obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He went on to be awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK. Dr Zinn spent two further years training at the University of Cape Town. In this time, he underwent subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology, pursuing his interest in the management of fertility and hormonal problems. This training, together with research and the publication of a Master's thesis, led to the degree of Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During this time, he was also awarded the Cecil Craig Registrar Award for Excellence and an award for the Best MMed Dissertation.

Having entered  private practice in 2001, Dr Zinn has pursued interests in complicated obstetrics, recurrent miscarriage, subfertility, contraception, menopause and urogenital prolapse. Laparoscopic surgery, the management of advanced endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain have special focus.

 Dr Zinn's practice is in Claremont, Cape Town, at the Life HealthCare Kingsbury Hospital.


Obstetrics is everything to do with the medical care of you and your baby throughout pregnancy. Modern obstetrics aims to reduce risk where possible and to successfully manage those risks that cannot be avoided.


Gynaecology has to  do with all aspects of women's health except that of childbearing (obstetrics). Modern medicine is as much about prevention as it is about treating illness and your 'routine'  gynaecology consultation is seen as an opportunity to assess all your health needs and advise on screening.

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Dr Zinn's practice is located in Kingsbury House on the grounds of the Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont. This historic building has a proud history as the first private maternity hospital in Cape Town.

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