Dr David Gilpin is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hand and upper limb surgery.
Dr Gilpin graduated in medicine from the University of Queensland in 1982 with Second Class Honours. In 1986, after completing his residency training in Brisbane, Dr Gilpin commenced training on the Orthopaedic program obtaining his Fellowship in 1989. He completed a Fellowship in Micro Surgery at St. James University Hospital, Leeds, in 1990.
He completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1991. Since 1999 he has operated solely in private practice undertaking surgery for upper limb conditions, with his 50% of his practice comprising of treatment of disorders of the shoulder and elbow and 50% wrist and hand conditions. Dr Gilpin has recently been extensively involved with the investigation of the use of Collagenase in the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease of the hand.
Apart from his upper limb surgery he has a particular interest in medical indemnity issues and has been actively involved as a Board Member and representative of MDA National in Queensland. In this capacity he has assisted in member support activities, risk management education and provided medico-legal assessments. He continues to participate in recertification activities with the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Dr Gilpin continues to participate in teaching both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.