Dr De Beer was educated in Rooidakskool Boshof where he matriculated with 5 distinctions and was elected the Dux student in 1988. He obtained his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery [MBChB] in 1994 at the University of the Free State. He was an intern in the Universitas/Pelonomi Hospital Complex in 1995. He was a medical officer in surgery at the Goldfields Regional Hospital for a year and then did a stint in Plastic Surgery at the Universitas Hospital.
He did his surgical training at the University of the Free State obtaining his Masters in Surgery Cum Laude in 2002. He has been active in Linksfield Park Clinic since 2004 in private practice.
He has done training in Hamburg, Germany as well as multiple times at the IRCAD Institute in Strassbourg, France to hone his skills as a laparoscopic colorectal surgeon. He has also been to Belgium twice to do training in laparoscopic inguinal hernias as well as most recent to train under Dr Joep Knol, world renowned laparoscopic colorectal surgeon, in the new field of transanal TME procedures.
Outside of work, Dr de Beer is married to Lindi who is also his practice manager. They both enjoy their sport and compete in cycling, running and triathlons.
- Health Professional Council of South Africa [HPCSA]
- South African Society of Endoscopic Surgeons [SASES]
- Medical Protection Society [MPS]