Dr Lindy Schur is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Sydney. She is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage (RANZCP) and an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Her professional special interests are Neuropsychiatry (overlap between neurology and psychiatry), PTSD, and she is a trained Psychotherapist.
After completing her Medical Degree at WITS, she decided to pursue Psychiatry as a Speciality as she was drawn to the combination of Science, Medicine and Psychology. After completing a M.Med(Psychiatry) specialisation through WITS, she took up a position as a Psychiatry Consultant at Baragwaneth Hospital and completed a Masters Thesis with Prof Fritz, the Head of Neurology, entitled “Depression in Multiple Sclerosis- a "Correlation with Severity and Duration,” in line with her interests in Neuropsychiatry.
After she left South Africa with her husband Eric, she requalified in Australia and gained College Fellowship, and then worked in an area of need in Psychiatry. She currently works in two private practices to the north of the city. She also examines for the RANZCP and mentors upcoming medical and psychiatry students and specialists in training. Her patients are in the greater urban areas and in the outlying rural areas, the latter often treated on Telehealth.
Lindy has two children, who both went to Masada College, the Jewish Day School on the North Shore in Sydney. This was inspired by both her husbands and her experiences of being at Jewish Day Schools in South Africa. Her daughter, Samantha, completed a medical Science Degree together with a Business Innovation Degree and is doing her Honours in Childhood Genetics. Her son is doing a Mechatronic Engineering degree. They both contribute to charitable causes in the Sydney Jewish Community and volunteer their time.
Besides medicine, her interests include art using mixed media, and she has exhibited in three exhibitions in Sydney over the past 2 years.
“My school years were disrupted having left Herzliya School in Cape Town, making Aliya with my large family to Israel and returning at the end of high school to Johannesburg. I was fortunate that my parents, despite financial hardship sent me to King David, Linksfield. There, I took time to integrate socially, but eventually made lifelong friends. Furthermore, a special aspect of my schooling at KDL were the dedicated teachers, to whom I attribute my academic success. Of particular note was the attention, encouragement and teaching of the Physics/Chemistry teacher, Mrs Goldberg, who has remained a friend to this day.
Through my work I feel privileged to have the opportunity to make a difference to a wide range of people’s lives every day.”