David is a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in reconstructive breast and abdominal surgery, hand surgery (particularly Dupuytrens disease), surgical research, and medical education.
He holds the academic position of Associate 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 examines 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 Victorian 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 and has organised and delivered clinical and training aid programs to Bangladesh, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, and Tuvalu. A number of which have been AusAID programs for the Australian government.
His research interests focus around quality of life outcomes and how the implementation of new technology improves the functional performance status of individuals and organizations.
His private practice is on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. He is married to Gabrielle, has three children who are at various stages of college and university life. He is an avid surfer and photographer – forever trying to catch the unguarded moment.