Associate Professor David Read


A/Professor David Read is the Director of Trauma and a Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He has trained in Adelaide, United Kingdom, Darwin, San Antonio Texas. Melbourne and Auckland. He is a broadly experienced General Surgeon who has interests trauma, conflict and disaster surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic hernia repair. Prior to moving to Melbourne he worked in Darwin for 16 years, and developing many surgical services such. as burns, paediatrics, trauma and breast surgery, and had a heavy committment ot Indegenous health with his decade and half long dedication to speacilaist outreach visits to remote Indigenous Communities. His private practice is based at at Melbourne Private Hospital, and he is a VMO at the Royal Women's Hospital as a colorectal Surgeon. David is senior surgeon for Austrlain Medical Assistance Teams (AUSMAT), has been central to the establishment of the Nationla Critical Care & Trauma response Centre (NCCTRC) in Darwin.  He teaches on many trauma and disaer related courses. He has been decorated for his efforts after the Bali Bombings and Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines. David's research interests are the epidemiology of trauma, disaster response surgery, and cancer and trauma outcomes in rural Australians.

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Research
  • Rural
  • Trauma
  • Colorectal
Professional Associations
  • Honorary Associate Professorc University of Melbourne
  • Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • RACS Victoria Trauma Committee
Professional Qualifications
  • MBBS MEpid(Distinct) FRACS CSC
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
RMH Private Consulting Suites1f Royal Pde, Parkville, VIC, 3052, AustraliaP: 03 8594 1218E: [email protected]W:
Royal Melbourne Hospital300 Grattan St, Parkville, VIC, 3052, AustraliaP: 03 93428212F: 03 9342 8057
Outpatient Facility, Kilmore District HealthRutledge Street, Kilmore, VIC, 3764, AustraliaP: 03 8594 1218E: [email protected]W: