Mr David J Read CSC, MBBS FRACS completed his undergraduate training at the University of Adelaide in 1992, then went on to train in General Surgery in Adelaide and the United Kingdom receiving his FRACS in 1999. He completed post fellowship training in Upper GI surgery, thoracics, breast cancer surgery, rural surgery, paediatric surgery and burns.
Form 2002-2017 he worked as a Consultant General Surgeon at the Royal Darwin Hospital, the latter half of this holding the position as Director of Trauma Burns surgery at the then National Critical Care & Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).
More recently he has completed specialist colorectal surgical training at the Royal Melbourne and Auckland, and took the position as head of trauma surgery and RMH in March 2020.
He has an interest in disaster response surgery and was involved in the surgical responses to both Bali Bombings, East Timor, and Ashmore Reef. He is pioneered the development of the surgical capability of Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) and responded to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. His other research interests include the effect on remoteness on trauma and cancer, generalism in surgery, and Indigenous health.
David is teaches on many trauma, disaster and burns related course and a frequent speaker at National and International conferences. He has been an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Committee, an advocate for road safety and Indigenous health.
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