Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

David is a Queensland trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons after undertaking eight years of specialist training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery.

A Visiting Specialist at Greenslopes Private Hospital, South Brisbane Day Hospital, St Andrews Hospital Ipswich and the Wesley Hospital, he maintains a public commitment in plastic surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. David is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine.

After completing a Bachelor of Psychology and undertaking a Bachelor of Science, David completed a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, followed by a further 10 years of surgical training.

After being accepted in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s general surgery training program, David spent a number of years in some of Australia’s leading metropolitan and regional health centres, before undertaking five years of specialist training in plastic surgery in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. During this time he completed over 10,000 surgical procedures.

His research into trauma, skin cancer and head and neck reconstruction have been published in international plastic surgery journals and presented at conferences overseas.

David has special interests in reconstructive surgery, skin cancer and melanoma surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and microsurgery. David’s down to earth, warm personality and honest approach is balanced by his technical expertise, surgical skills and familiarity with the latest best practice techniques and procedures.

A former Chinese kung fu disciple and keen rugby player, David also indulged in his passion for rugby by working as a doctor for Brisbane’s premier grade rugby clubs for several years.

As a father of four fabulous daughters, David is conscious of the issues relating to women’s self esteem and body image. He believes the plastic surgery profession should make positive contributions by celebrating individuality, supporting women’s right to autonomy over their bodies and readjusting beauty norms. His approach to plastic and aesthetic surgery provides a unique, progressive – and most importantly, ethical – balance.

A proud White Ribbon Ambassador, David and his practice support many charities that advance gender equality and women’s rights.

When David is not spending time with his patients, he loves indulging in his favourite past times; spending time with his girls - and being chief cheerleader at their sports games.

Book a consultation with David at one of his easy-access locations to experience his down to earth approach and strongly held belief that everyone – whether they are having a skin cancer removed or undergoing aesthetic enhancement – deserves the highest quality surgical care.