Derrick Smit is a consultant ophthalmologist and Associate Professor in the Division of Ophthalmology of Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences based at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. His clinical and research interests revolve around various aspects of intraocular inflammation over the past few years. He spent 3 years in the United Kingdom as a Senior House Officer in Ophthalmology before returning to South Africa to complete his registrar training in Ophthalmology at Stellenbosch University.
To date he has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He is a member of the International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS). He is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed Ophthalmology journals and is also a reviewing editor for Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, the official journal of the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG).