Dr David Colbert MBBS FRACS (Plastic Surgery) is a fully-trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon practicing in Perth, specialising in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • Member of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Board Certified in Plastic Surgery) 

  • Medical board of Western Australia (general registration)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (University of Western Australia) 


Education

  • 2001 – 2006 Bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery (University of Western Australia)

  • 1998 – 2000 Bachelor of science in occupational therapy (Curtin University)


Experience

  • Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship (Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery)

  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Fellowship (Churchill Hospital, Oxford)

  • Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship (John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre)

  • Advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery (Western Australia) 2012 - 2016

  • Basic surgical training, Western Australia 2009 – 2011

  • Junior medical officer, Western Australia 2007 – 2009


Meetings

  • Breastmasters Aesthetic Conference, Sydney - 2018

  • Advanced aesthetic plastic surgery workshop, Melbourne - 2018

  • Oculoplastic symposium, Cheltenham, United Kingdom - 2017

  • BAPRAS head and neck symposium Manchester, United Kingdom - 2017

  • BAPRAS Rhinoplasty masterclass London, United Kingdom - 2017

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery London, United Kingdom - 2017

  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery London, United Kingdom - 2017

  • Plastic surgery registrar conference Auckland, New Zealand - 2016

  • RACS Annual Conference – Craniofacial day Perth, Australia - 2015

  • Plastic surgery registrar conference Perth, Australia - 2015

  • Craniomaxillofacial surgery conference Queenstown, New Zealand - 2014

  • Plastic surgery registrar conference Perth, Australia - 2014

  • Microsurgery course Nedlands, Australia - 2013

  • Plastic surgery registrar conference Perth, Australia - 2013

  • Approaches to the facial skeleton Sydney, Australia - 2012

  • Hand trauma procedures Nedlands, Australia - 2012

  • Plastic surgery registrar conference Melbourne, Australia - 2012

  • Hand Hygiene and Surgical Sterility Perth, Australia - 2011

  • Recognising the Deteriorating Patient Perth, Australia - 2011

  • Operative Management of Hand Fractures Perth, Australia - 2011

  • Australian Plastic Surgery Congress Brisbane, Australia - 2011

  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Perth, Australia - 2010

  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns Perth, Australia - 2010

  • Early Management of Severe Trauma Perth, Australia - 2010

  • Australian Hand Surgery Society meeting Perth, Australia - 2009

  • Australian Burns Association annual meeting Auckland, New Zealand - 2009


Teaching

  • Anatomy tutor for junior plastic surgery trainees Perth, Australia - 2016

  • Anatomy tutor for junior plastic surgery trainees Perth, Australia - 2016

  • Anatomy tutor for junior plastic surgery trainees Perth, Australia - 2016

  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns Instructor, Royal Perth Hospital - 2013

  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns Instructor, Royal Perth Hospital - 2012

  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns Instructor, Royal Perth Hospital - 2011

  • Teaching on the Run: teaching the teacher, Royal Perth Hospital - 2010

  • Emergency Management of Severe Burns Instructor training, Royal Darwin Hospital - 2010

  • Anatomy Instructor for medical students, Perth - 2007


Publications and Presentations

  • Attitudes and opportunities of research in plastic surgery training. Oral presentation at WA plastic surgery research day 2016, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital

  • Preparedness and training in staff responding to a burns disaster. Article published in the British Journal of Nursing, 2015;24(18):918-923.

  • Shark bite injuries managed by a Western Australian plastic surgery department. Oral presentation at WA plastic surgery research day 2015, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital

  • Shark attack: significant injuries from shark bites. Poster presentation at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting, Brisbane

  • Histopathological assessment of mastectomy scars is not beneficial. Poster presentation at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting, Brisbane

  • Histopathological assessment of mastectomy scars is not beneficial. Oral presentation at WA plastic surgery research day 2014, Royal Perth Hospital

  • Examining the DNA of those that DNA (Do Not Attend). Oral presentation at WA plastic surgery research day 2014, Royal Perth Hospital

  • Immediate Management of Severe Facial Trauma with Free Muscle Transfer. Oral presentation at 2014 the Australian Plastic Surgery Conference, Gold Coast.

  • Forearm compartment syndrome after flexor muscle rupture. Poster presentation at the Royal Perth Hospital 2012 trauma symposium, Perth

  • Limb acute compartment syndrome in the setting of burns trauma. Poster presentation at the Royal Perth Hospital 2012 trauma symposium, Perth

  • The diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome in burns trauma. Oral presentation at the 2010 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ research day, Perth

  • The use of intracompartmental pressure monitoring to assist triage of lower limb burns. Poster presentation at the 2009 Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Annual Scientific, New Zealand.

  • Level of training in staff responding to a burns crisis. Oral presentation at the 2009 Australian and New Zealand Burns Association Annual Meeting, New Zealand

  • The role of Frozen Section in the operative treatment of thyroid cancer. Oral presentation at the 2009 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Perth