Dr Jivan is a clinician and endocrinologist at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and in limited private practice. Her areas of clinical interest include type 2 diabetes and obesity. She participates in contract research in the areas of new diabetes drugs as well as cardiovascular outcomes trials. She is an active member of SEMDSA and was part of the writing committee of the 2017 SEMDSA guideline for the management of T2DM. She is also a reviewer for JEMDSA (The Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in SA). She enjoys teaching at all levels from undergraduate students to clinicians and the allied professions. Dr Jivan currently holds the position of head of an undergraduate teaching unit at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital.