Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.



  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.


Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011