Orthopaedic Surgeon | MBBS (Qld) FRACS (Orth)

*Trusted and Respected Private Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 11 years’ experience

*Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Queensland

*Uses Innovative Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

*Specialising in Arthroplasty, Sports Knee and Trauma, with a Subspecialty in Orthopaedic Oncology


Dr David Shooter graduated from the University of Queensland in 1999. He has a broad experience of Queensland health care, working in Townsville, Redcliffe, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, before completing his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery (2009) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Royal Childrens Hospitals and QEII Jubilee Hospital.

This included 18 months of orthopaedic oncology rotations at the Princess Alexandra Hospital; extensive training in orthopaedic trauma (upper and lower limb) at the PAH and RBWH hospitals, both major trauma centres; and primary and revision arthroplasty training at QEII Hospital, designated an Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Arthroplasty by Queensland Health.

After working as a staff consultant at QEII Jubilee Hospital (2010-2011), including eleven months as Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr Shooter then moved to the UK for twelve months to do an Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship, working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. He worked exclusively in the Bone Tumour and Joint Reconstruction Unit, gaining unique experience and expertise in the evaluation and surgical management of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, both adult and paediatric. This included experience with “non-invasive growing” and “joint preservation” technology for use in paediatric and young adult tumour reconstruction. Dr Shooter also trained extensively in revision arthroplasty and cartilage transplantation, and other surgical managements of arthritis.

Private Practice

With extensive knowledge and experience in the public health system, Dr David Shooter started his private practice in 2012.  He is now a respected and trusted private orthopaedic surgeon and operates from both the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Chermside and North West Private Hospital, Everton Park.  His scope of practice now primarily focuses on Primary and Revision Arthroplasty, Sports Knee, Orthopaedic Trauma and  Orthopaedic Oncology.

Professional Development and Education

Dr Shooter is involved and complaint with the Continuing Orthopaedic Education program run by the Australia Orthopaedic Association (AOA).   He has also been an invited speaker at the Queensland AOA Conference; and has been invited to attend the recent national Arthroplasty meeting; and the upcoming Updates in Revision Arthroplasty and Oncology meetings.   Dr Shooter has also been invited to speak at the Queensland Orthopaedic Nursing Special Interest Group meetings on Orthopaedic Oncology. Dr Shooter also currently holds an academic role as senior lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Queensland.

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