David Hunter-Smith

Adj Clin Prof

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1994 …2024

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Personal profile


David is a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in reconstructive breast and abdominal surgery, hand surgery (particularly Dupuytren’s disease), surgical research, and medical education.

He holds the academic position of Professor of Surgery, Monash University.

He is the Deputy Director of Surgery, Director of surgical research, lead physician for the skin multidisciplinary cancer service and senior surgeon for the Peninsula Health Network in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

He examined in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and mentors and trains advanced Plastic surgery trainees.

He is a member of the Australian and American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the AMA, The Australian Hand Surgery Society, the International Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), and he is a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

He has a Masters degree in public health, which has broadened his outlook on surgery as a public health priority.

His research interests focus around Dupuytren’s disease, augmented reality in surgery, Basal thumb arthritis and quality of life outcomes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Surgery, FACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, American College of Surgeons

Medicine, MBBS (Hons), Medical degree, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Surgery, FRACS, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Research area keywords

  • Dupuytren
  • 3D and 4D imaging
  • Augmented Reality
  • Skin cancer
  • Reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Quality Of Life

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