Dr David Gilpin is a University of Queensland Graduate (1982 second class honours). He completed Residency Training in Brisbane before commencing training on the Orthopaedic Program in 1986 and obtaining his Fellowship in 1989. He completed a Fellowship in Micro Surgery at St James University Hospital, Leeds in 1990 during which time he obtained further training in Plastic Surgery and Micro Surgical techniques.
He completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1991 before accepting a position as a visiting consultant at the same hospital. For the last 20 years he has operated solely in private practice undertaking surgery for all Upper Limb conditions. Recently he has been involved in research into the treatment of Dupuytrens disease with collagenase, a new non operative treatment option for this difficult hand condition.
Apart from his upper limb surgery he has particular interest in Medical Indemnity issues and is currently on the Queensland Advisory and Underwriting Committees for MDA National, as well as being a board member for the same organization. He is actively involved in education of medical students, practitioners and paramedical groups. He continues to participate in recertification activities with the Australian Orthopaedic Association and has obtained qualifications as a graduate of the Australian Institute of company Directors.