Dr David Dickson
MB BS(Hons I, Medal), FRANZCO
David has worked at Campbell since 1997. In 2022 ownership of the practice transferred to Dr Parth Shah but the staff, who have worked with David for many years, remained with the practice. Currently David continues to work part-time at Campbell but is no longer operating.
David grew up in Sydney and initially completed degrees in Veterinary Science and Science (Vet) prior to enrolling in Medicine at Sydney University. After several year in Sydney hospitals he trained in Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye and Westmead Hospitals. With two years of training at Westmead he developed particular interests in anterior eye surgery including cataract and glaucoma surgery, and medical retinal diseases. In 1997 he took over the long established Ophthalmology practice of Dr Yorke Pittar in Campbell and has been based there ever since.
Although in solo practice, David held appointments at The Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public and Private Hospitals and earlier at John James Hospital. He resigned from the public hospitals in 2021 but before that he was regularly on call for eye emergencies in Canberra and beyond for over twenty years and taught and supervised trainee ophthalmologists when on call and in the operating room. By the time he chose to stop operating, he had completed over twenty thousand operating room procedures.
David has been fortunate to work with wonderful staff including Julianne, Tina and Jenny who have been with the practice for many years. Together they have welcomed and cared for thousands of patients, many of whom have become ‘regulars’ and friends. Like David, the staff enjoy their work, they enjoy the privilege of helping people and being part of a team that has strived for excellence in delivering efficient, professional, safe eye care.
Now working part time, David has more time for cycling, bush walking, his family and travel. He has a lifelong passion for learning is now enrolled in Beginner French where he is revisiting the horrors his childhood – of being out of his depth at the bottom of the class.