David is a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in reconstructive breast and abdominal surgery, hand surgery (particularly Dupuytren’s disease), surgical research, and medical education.

He holds the academic position of Professor of Surgery, Monash University.

He is the Deputy Director of Surgery, Director of surgical research, lead physician for the skin multidisciplinary cancer service and senior surgeon for the Peninsula Health Network in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

He examined in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and mentors and trains advanced Plastic surgery trainees.

He is a member of the Australian and American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the AMA, The Australian Hand Surgery Society, the International Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), and he is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

He has a Masters degree in public health, which has broadened his outlook on surgery as a public health priority.

His research interests focus around Dupuytren’s disease, augmented reality in surgery, Basal thumb arthritis and quality of life outcomes.

His private practice is on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. He is married to Gabrielle, has three children who are at various stages of adult life. He is an avid photographer – forever trying to catch the unguarded moment.