Professor David Fletcher - Biography

Page last updated: 20 June 2017

Professor David Fletcher Graduated MBBS. University of West Australia 1970, General Surgical Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1974, Upper G.I./Endoscopy training Royal Post Graduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital London (1978-1980), Associate Professor of Surgery Austin Hospital 1980-94 where was a member of the Victorian Liver Transplant team and involved in introducing Laparoscopic Surgery to Australia and New Zealand. Former President Surgical Research Society Australasia, Chair Upper GI Section RACS, Foundation Chair Endosurgery Group RACS. Professor of Surgery University of West Australia (1994-current), Director Surgical Services Fremantle Hospital 1996-2014, member of its Board of management 1992-1998, Chair Fremantle Hospital Clinical Staff Association 2011-2015. Member Clinical Casemix Committee Australia (1999-2004), Classifications Clinical Advisory Group 2016 (current), inaugural Board Member National Institute Clinical Studies (N.I.C.S.) 2000-2005 established to close the gap between current and best practice. Member of Reid Committee planning WA Health Care and developing the new West Australian tertiary Fiona Stanley Hospital and South Metropolitan service provision. Head of General Surgery, Lead Surgeon and inaugural President of Fiona Stanley Hospital Clinical Staff Association (2015-current). Research M.D. (1985) Melbourne gut endocrinology, since surgical epidemiology (both N.H.M.R.C supported) and now health services research. Elected Councillor of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2015-current), member Sustainability, Professional Standards and Governance/Advocacy Committees, Chair Board of Regional Chairs, inaugural Chair Surgical Directors Section. Appointed member of Medical Services Advisory Committee (2016-current).