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David Slattery - Biography

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    David Slattery FRACS MBBS(Hons), LLB, FAOrthoA

    Dr Slattery was born and has grown up in Melbourne. He initially went to Melbourne University to study Law with a focus upon health and medical law prior to embarking on his medical career. He completed his undergraduate medical degree in 2008 at the University of Queensland where he graduated with first class honours.

    He then returned to Melbourne and completed his internship and residency at The Alfred hospital, with time spent at Sandringham Hospital and Shepparton Base Hospital. David was accepted into the Orthopaedic Specialist training program in 2010 with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and spent
time in Western Australia before returning to Victoria to complete his specialist training. During this time he did numerous Outreach Trips to remote indigenous communities of Western Australia. He spent time at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Childrens Hospital, The Austin Hospital, Sandringham Hospital, Shepparton Hospital, Western Health and Monash Health.

    David then went on to sub-specialise by undertaking fellowships in Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery in the United Kingdom, under the direct supervision of some of the leading Pelvic surgeons in the UK. He then travelled to Switzerland where he undertook further fellowship training under the guidance of Prof. Martin Beck in Paediatric and Adult Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Surgery. There he refined his knowledge of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Pelvic Osteotomies(PAO), and Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery. David then returned to Melbourne and undertook further training with Mr David Young and Mr Jitendra Balakumar in, Hip Preservation Surgery, Anterior Hip and Knee Replacement, and lower limb sports surgery.

    David has published numerous papers in various Orthopaedic journals on a variety of Orthopaedic topics, and is actively engaged in ongoing research projects to further our knowledge of Hip and Knee disorders. He regularly teaches junior doctors, medical students and registrars. He greatly appreciates patient engagement with research as it is a key instrument in assisting the community to better understand and treat orthopaedic conditions.

    Key to David’s practice is having a patient centred focus, and tailoring treatments to suit the individual. He has a wide variety of open and arthroscopic surgical skills and is able to individualise treatment to match every patient’s unique problems. Communication is central to David’s practice and he endeavours to ensure that patients are actively engaged in the decision making process at all stages of their treatment journey. He prides himself on being open and honest with patients and will do his utmost to ensure that they are engaged and that their expectations are met.

    David lives locally in Melbourne and has two small children, and if he is not chasing after them, he is likely out fishing!

    David currently operates at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epworth and The Avenue Hospital. He currently consults privately at Glenferrie Private Hospital and the Avenue. Private practice phone (03) 9815 2170