David Bowyer
Mr David Bowyer specialises in surgery of the hip and knee, arthroplasty, sports injuries, the lower limb and orthopaedics.

Mr Bowyer was born and educated in Western Victoria. He joined Geelong Orthopaedics in 2008 and has established a busy practice focusing on lower limb surgery, with a special interest in hip replacement, sports related knee surgery and knee replacement. He consults at the St John of God Specialist Centre and operates at St John of God Hospital, as well as holding a public appointment at Barwon Health.

David spent two years in Oxford, England, completing a fellowship at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and was fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s leading authorities in hip replacement and knee surgery.

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  • MBBS University of Melbourne
  • FRACS Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • FAOrthA Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association

The Geelong Orthopaedics Group conducts regular auditing and feedback for quality assurance. Whilst research and teaching enhance the continuing professional development of surgeons, we also have weekly meetings to review all cases performed and those upcoming at the University Hospital Geelong. We participate in monthly literature review meetings to keep up with the latest scientific studies. A monthly audit takes place to review all difficult cases. In our private practice at Geelong Orthopaedics we also track our patients results and improvements using questionnaires and measurements using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry and the Geelong St John of God joint registry. This is designed to maintain the highest quality treatments and ensure there is constant feedback and improvement.


David has a keen interest in education having travelled to Stanford University, USA as a visiting lecturer and performing a similar role at The University of Melbourne. He currently lectures and tutors medical students at Deakin University and is keenly involved in teaching orthopaedic trainees. 

Professional Role

  • Head of Unit – University Hospital Geelong Orthopaedic Unit


  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Girdlestone Society
  • Wyvern Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • St John Of God Hospital
  • University Hospital Geelong