Dr Schlemmer obtained his primary medical qualification (MBChB) from the University of Pretoria followed by a Masters in ENT from the University of Kwazulu Natal and the Fellowship of the College of Otorhinolaryngology of South Africa FCORL (SA) (with distinction).
Dr Schlemmer has more than 14 years of experience in the field of otorhinolaryngology and has a special interest in otology and head and neck surgery.
He has travelled extensively to learn from international experts having attended 27 national and 19 international (12 different countries) certificate courses. He has delivered more than 40 academic presentations and has published in peer reviewed journals. He is a recognised reviewer for International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and Cochlear Implants International.
Dr Schlemmer was the co-ordinator of the Durban Cochlear Implant Program for the last 8 years, is an honorary lecturer in the Department of ENT at UKZN and a research associate at the University of Pretoria Department of Audiology Speech and Language Pathology.