David is a practising neurosurgeon in Singapore, specialising in adult and paediatric brain tumours. He currently serves the Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) as the Vice President.
Through his work as a neurosurgeon, he has witnessed the difficulties and struggles faced by patients and families who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour. It was during his fellowship in Toronto, Canada at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children that he realised a significant degree of disparity between the level of social support and care between Singapore and North America. This inspired him to connect with our society President and help establish the BTSS upon his return to Singapore. He hopes that through the Society, issues and challenges faced by such patients can be addressed.
Professionally, he is currently practising as the Head and Consultant at the KK Woman’s and Children’s Hospital Neurosurgical Service. He also involved in patient care at the National Neuroscience Institute, Tan Tock Seng Campus and Singapore General Hospital Campus. He plays a pivitol role in education as the Program Director for the Singhealth Neurosurgical residency program and also holds educational appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS post-graduate School of Medicine and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
David graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with a degree in medicine in 2000. He then went on to pursue surgical training in neurosurgery. He was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2009. He also holds membership appointments in the International Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
David is blessed with two daughters Mary Ann and Michela. His wife Ashley has provided a pivotal role in supporting his career and cause to promote awareness for brain tumour patients.