David de la Harpe
BappSc BSc MBBS MS FRACS
David is one of the only Orthopaedic Surgeons in Australia who is also a qualified Chiropractor. In 1980 David graduated from RMIT in Chiropractic.
He then went on to graduate with honours in Obstetrics, Psychiatry and Paediatrics from the University of Melbourne Medical School. He was awarded the Stirling Prize for Clinical Surgery in his final year. His intern training was based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and registrar training at Royal Melbourne, Royal Children's, Austin, Box Hill, Ballarat, Dandenong, Alfred and Geelong Hospitals. He qualified for Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1999.
David completed a Master of Surgery at the University of Melbourne on "New Sensitisers for Photodynamic Therapy".
In 1999 he undertook a Spinal Fellowship at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham England.
David specializes in spinal surgery including keyhole microdiscectomy. His surgical appointments include the Epworth Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
David is a member of the Spine Society. He is also a patron of COCA an organization to promote continuing education for Chiropractors and Osteopaths.
David is also an avid car collector and restorer and keen supporter of rugby union.