Dr David Melsom is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in all areas of hand and upper limb surgery, including microsurgery, joint replacement and trauma reconstruction. He has been a specialist hand and upper limb surgeon since 2007 and was Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ipswich General Hospital from 2008-2012.
Dr Melsom graduated from the University of London in 1990 with a degree in Immunology and went on to finish his medical degree at the University of Bristol, UK. After teaching anatomy at Cambridge University, he started surgical training in Bristol, completing his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998.
Specialising in Orthopaedics whilst on rotations in Oxford and Bristol, Dr Melsom completed his FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2004. His interest in hand and upper limb surgery led him to take on fellowships to the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby where the approach to hand and upper limb surgery included plastic surgery techniques, including flaps, soft-tissue cover, re-implantation, and nerve and tendon transfers. Dr Melsom completed the prestigious microsurgical course at Northwick Park Hospital in London and the hand fellowship in Nottingham, UK. Dr Melsom arrived in Australia in 2006 for the upper limb fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr David Melsom currently practices at the Wesley Private Hospital, St Andrews Private Hospital in Ipswich, and the Ipswich General Hospital. His consulting rooms are located both at the Wesley Hospital in the Evan Thomson Building and at the Ipswich Specialist Centre.