David graduated from University College, Dublin in 1981 and completed the Irish Trauma and Orthopaedic training programme in 1991. He then spent a year doing Paediatric Orthopaedics in a University of Minnesota affiliated fellowship in Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul and the Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis. After this he did a fellowship in spinal surgery in the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. He was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1993. He works in Our Lady’s Children’s hospital Crumlin, Tallaght Hospital and the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin.
He specialises in:adult and childrens’ orthopaedics with a particular interest in limb lengthening and reconstruction, spinal deformity surgery and joint replacement.
David co-founded the charity in 2011 with Pat Kiely and Paula Kelly.
· Undergraduate in UCD. MB BCh BAO 1981
· Postgraduate in RCSI, FRCSI 1985
· University of Liverpool, MCh Orth 1987
· Certificate in Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991
· Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowhip in University of Minnesota, 1992
· Spinal Surgery Fellowship in QMC Nottingham, 1983
· Involved in directing and participating in numerous instructional courses in limb reconstruction, spinal surgery, trauma and paediatric orthopaedics.
· President of the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (2007 – 2013).
· Member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
· Joint Clinic Lead in the Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinical Programme.