St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital specialist David Sharp

Dr David Sharp


David is a Queensland trained Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons after undertaking eight years of specialist training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

A Visiting Specialist at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital, Ipswich Day Hospital and South Brisbane Day Hospital, he maintains a public commitment in plastic surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. David is also an Associate Lecturer at the University Of Queensland School Of Medicine.

After completing a Bachelor of Psychology and undertaking a Bachelor of Science, David completed a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, followed by a further 10 years of surgical training.

After being accepted into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s general surgery training program, David spent a number of years in some of Australia’s leading metropolitan and regional health centres, before undertaking five years of specialist training in plastic surgery in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. During this time he completed over 10,000 surgical procedures.

David’s research into trauma, skin cancer and head and neck reconstruction have been published in international plastic surgery journals and presented at conferences overseas. He has special interests in advancements in reconstructive surgery, skin cancer techniques and melanoma surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and microsurgery.

A former Chinese kung fu disciple and keen rugby player, David also indulged in his passion for rugby by working as a doctor for Brisbane’s premier grade rugby clubs for several years.

David’s down to earth, warm personality and honest approach is balanced by his technical expertise, surgical skills and familiarity with the latest best practice techniques and procedures.

As a father of four fabulous daughters, David is conscious of the issues relating to women’s self-esteem and body image. He believes the plastic surgery profession should make positive contributions by celebrating individuality and readjusting beauty norms. His approach to plastic and aesthetic surgery provides a unique, progressive – and most importantly, ethical – balance.

When David is not with his patients, he indulges in his favourite pastimes; spending time with his daughters - and being chief cheerleader at their sports games.

David works alongside experienced medical professionals to give his patients access to a range of preventative treatments – and light and laser therapies – to ensure optimal healing, scar reduction, recovery and results. His facilities offer easy parking, discreet entry and wheelchair access.

Reconstructive surgery, skin cancer and melanoma surgery, aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, breast surgery and microsurgery.