After qualifying as a medical doctor and practicing as a general practitioner for a year, Dr Kamal Bhana was accepted by the Department of Dermatology, University of Wales, United Kingdom where he began his training in dermatology. Here the foundation for his dermatology career was laid and he developed a deep interest in diseases of the skin.
In 1999 he graduated with a Masters in Science degree (Dermatology) from the University of Wales. Wanting to further his specialist training, Dr Bhana returned to South Africa where he was trained as a dermatologist at the University of Pretoria. As a post graduate registrar in Dermatology he completed the MMed (Dermatology) (Master of Medicine with specialization in Dermatology) degree.