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Lerato Masemola

Founder, Thari Health
Dr Lerato


  • Motivation
  • Parenting
  • Trauma management and recovery
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Medical aesthetics



Dr Lerato Masemola is a general family doctor with a passion to provide basic medical and debunking health myths, is a health and fitness fanatic. She has pushed herself from the Comrades Marathon to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. As a motivational speaker, she uses her personal experience of overcoming trauma to inspire people to succeed beyond their limits. She speaks mainly on trauma management and recovery, health and wellness and medical aesthetics, etc.

Dr Lerato Masemola, known as Dr Lerato to her patients, is a general medical doctor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is most passionate about women’s and children’s health and mental wellness.

She is also a keynote speaker in matters of overcoming trauma and thriving, general health and wellness & parenting. She is most passionate about inspiring others to live a purpose driven life.

She is a humanitarian at heart and is always involved in various projects that focus on community upliftment.

Apart from running her own successful private practice, some of her other many achievements are reaching the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, completing Comrades marathon twice, being a finalist in the Mrs SA pageant, to mention just a few. Her work to educate others spans across many media platforms including TV, Radio, Podcast series, Magazines, Newspapers and Social media.

She is absolutely dedicated to inspiring others to living their best life while leading by example. As a mother to two children, part of her legacy in life is to leave a mark on this earth that will show her children how amazing life can be if they just allow themselves to do something great with their lives.

Educational qualification

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) – Medical University of SA – MEDUNSA (2002)
  • DipForMed(Path) Diploma Forensic Medicine and Pathology – College of Medicine SA (2005)
  • Future Proof your Health Practice Course – Henley Business School (2021)
  •  Personal Leadership in the 21st Century – Short Course – University of Johannesburg Business School – 2021

Key achievements in the last decade

  • Completed 2 Comrades marathon races in 2019 & 2018.
  • Reached the summit of Uhuru Peak, Mt Kilimanjaro in 2015.
  • Executive Board Member for Babies Behind Bars NPO, 2012 – 2017.
  • Medical Panelist on a TV show – Doctors Orders TV, 2013-2015.
  • Featured on various TV and radio shows.
  • Published newspaper and magazine articles for medical opinion and advice, and general life advice from 2011 to date.

Important recognition in the last decade

  • Her medical practice – Thari Health Excellence – was identified as one of South Africa’s Top
  • Gender Empowered Companies and chosen to be a part of the Standard Bank Top Women 18th edition – June 2022.
  • She was part of The Mail and Guardian Power of Women 2021 awards for the “The Healing Woman” category. – August 2021.
  • She was among the top 10 finalists for the Mrs SA 2012 pageant.

Her range of speaking topics

  • Motivation
  • Parenting
  • Trauma management and recovery
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Medical aesthetics

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