Professor David David

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MB BS (Adel)




MD (Adel)

FRCST (Hon) 

Medical Positions

Head, ACFU
Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

The Memorial Hospital

Senior VMO

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Senior VMO

Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Welcome Message

I am very happy to provide you with my services in an on-line format. This site has been developed to help you understand more about the services that I provide. 

For over 30 years I have focussed my activities on the development of a modern model of health care delivery for the facially deformed and all that this involves. 

Due to my extensive experience in this field I have assisted with the establishment of similar services in a wide range of countries. I have also been involved in the assessment and management of various primary health care problems that, of necessity, are part of delivering care to the facially deformed. 

I am currently the Head of the Australian Craniofacial Unit which is a Centre of Excellence for this multidisciplinary speciality.  I conduct consultations in Adelaide primarily, in Sydney, in Hobart and Launceston.  I also conduct two clinical visits to South East Asia in Indonesia and Singapore.

In this site you will find information about the services that I provide, along with further information sources and contacts. If you require more information about this site or my services, you can contact my private office at any time.

Professor David David



M.B. B.S.  (Adel.)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England
Fellow of the RoyalAustralasianCollege of Surgeons
(Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) 
M.D. (Adel.)   
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Thailand (Hon)

University Affiliations:


Clinical Professor Craniomaxillo Facial Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide

Honorary Professor of Surgery, Ninth Peoples Hospital, Shanghai, China

Professional Affiliations:

American Cleft Palate Association

Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association

Australian Cleft Palate Association

Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Assoc.)

Foundation member of the Chapter of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery of the International Society of Plastic Surgeons (Executive Committee)

European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

American Society of Maxillo-Facial Surgeons

Thai Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Honorary

Japan Society of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery - Honorary

British Association of Plastic Surgeons - Honorary

Positions currently held:


Head, Australian Craniofacial Unit 
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Senior Visiting Plastic Surgeon,
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Senior Visiting Plastic Surgeon,
Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
The Memorial Hospital


Australian Cranio-Maxillofacial Foundation

Councillor & Past President
Asian Pacific Craniofacial Association

Councillor & Past President
Australian & New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

Founding Member& Past President
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons

Honours & Awards:

1983 Hunterian Professorship
Royal College of Surgeons, England
Awarded twelve month Professorship for research project of merit in medicine.

1985 Cairns Society Lecture in Paediatric Neurology
The Adelaide University Medical School Centenary

1986 Anzac Peace Award
RSL Clubs of Australia
For outstanding efforts in promoting the concept of international understanding and service and in doing so making a contribution to world peace in accordance with the best traditions exemplified by Anzac.

1988 Companion of the Order of Australia
Awarded by the Honour Secretariat for the Governor General
For service to medicine, particularly in the field of craniofacial surgery, and to international relations.

1990 South Australian of the Decade
In recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of cranio facial surgery and for service to the community.

1992 South Australian Communicator of the Year Award
State Bank Toast Masters International
In recognition of better communication in our community.

1998 Humanitarian Award
Variety Club Gold Heart Awards
In recognition of outstanding work in the community in relation to children.

Contact Information

David David Medical Services
226 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
T (61) 8 8267 1466
F (61) 8 8267 3403