David Shepherd grew up in country South Australia, and trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Melbourne and Internationally.
He attained his Science degree at the University of Adelaide, completed Honours, and then attained his Medical degree at Flinders University in 2001. He completed his advanced Orthopaedic Training in Victoria with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and was admitted as a Fellow in 2011.
David worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Western Health and Northern Health and then in 2013 undertook 2 years of postgraduate training in the UK and Europe. He undertook a 12 month fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Oxford UK at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, specialising in ankle arthroscopy, ankle and hindfoot arthrodesis, ankle arthroplasty and hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction. Following this he undertook surgical visitations with internationally renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons in Bordeaux, Paris and Barcelona. He then undertook a further 6 month fellowship in Lyon, France, at the Centre Orthopédique Santy, specialising in hip, knee and ankle arthroplasty.
David returned to Melbourne and joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic group in 2015. He has an Orthopaedic Surgeon appointment at Western Health, where he specialises in foot and ankle surgery, and general adult and paediatric orthopaedic trauma. He is actively involved in the training and supervision of orthopaedic trainees.
David has published internationally in his field, and maintains ongoing research projects and clinical teaching.
David is interested in all scopes of Foot and Ankle Surgery, including arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures, ankle and hindfoot fusion surgery, ankle arthroplasty and hindfoot and forefoot reconstruction.
David is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Wednesday afternoons. Appointments can be arranged by phoning his main rooms on 9573 9679 or Medical Specialists on Collins on 8102 5888.