David graduated in 1996 from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany. He moved to North-East England, where he completed his residency and core surgical training.
Between 2002 and 2004, David undertook postgraduate doctoral (MD) research at Newcastle University on organisational factors in the management of colorectal cancer. He completed higher surgical training in the Northern Deanery in 2010, including a fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
He was appointed as Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at the University Hospital North Tees in Stockton-on-Tees in 2011, and was Lead Clinician for undergraduate teaching for students at Newcastle University, as well as Research & Development Lead, until he took up practice as Specialist Surgeon with Erongo Surgical at the Welwitschia Hospital in Walvis Bay, Namibia at the end of 2015.
David provides a broad elective and emergency general surgical service, including thyroid, breast, hernia and other general surgical procedures, including emergency surgery.
His special interest is in gastro-intestinal and colorectal endoscopy and surgery, and proctology. His expertise include the management of diseases in the oesophagus (e.g. endoscopic and surgical management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, cancer management), stomach (e.g. peptic ulcer disease, cancer surgery), diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, appendix, small and large bowel (e.g. polyps, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and functional bowel problems such as irritable bowel), and conditions in the anal region (haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae). He has a broad experience in minimal access techniques, and carries out most of his intra-abdominal procedures.
He has also a keen interest in medical education, including medical students, medical staff, allied health professionals and patients. He is the organiser of the Coastal Continuing Professional Developmemt (CPD) Meeting, a regular forum for interdisciplinary continuing education within the Erongo region.