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do we assume so much from the way someone looks? And the ability to restore harmony
to the face with its resultant effect on the way that life is lived seemed an
amazing gift to be able to give.”
career began with training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, in WA. But after
taking a year off and meeting a plastic surgeon, he was inspired to change over
to plastic surgery. Two years of private practice followed, then he spent three
years gaining more fellowship experience with world leaders in Dallas and
Toronto, in the area of Cleft Lip and Palate plus Craniofacial Surgery. He
worked at the International Craniofacial Institute and then the Hospital for
to pursuing the best ways to treat children, David then spent six months
travelling through other units around the world to help him decide on the best way
to treat children with facial and skull issues.
was then recruited to a half time position at The Royal Children’s Hospital.
His areas of specialisation in craniofacial surgery are cleft lip and palate
surgery and cranial vault surgery. He also performs all areas of surgery
including adult surgery with particular interest in the facial area.
passion is in correcting facial and skull deformities in children and three to
four times a year he volunteers to operate and teach in developing countries.
He has also been a
recipient of a fellowship from the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
granted to promising young surgeons that has allowed him to travel.
Cleft lip and palate surgery, Craniofacial
Surgery, Salivary Control, Facial Deformity, Paediatric Surgery
Ongoing research interests