Mr David Whitehead



MB ChB 2000 Otago; FRACS (Orth) 2009


David graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 2000.  He received his specialist qualification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association in 2009.


  • The Young Adult with Hip Pain; Hip Arthroscopy, Surgical Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Arthritis; Total Hip Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Knee Injuries; Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Patella Stabilisation
  • Knee Arthritis; Knee Osteotomy, Total Knee Joint Replacement and Revision

Title or Designation

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Post-Fellowship Training

David spent 2 years in Canada completing fellowships in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Sport Medicine at the London Health Sciences Centre and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, London, Ontario.

He was the fellow physician for the University of Western Ontario Mustangs football team. With an interest in the young adult with hip pain, he then travelled to Switzerland and completed a fellowship in Hip Preservation and Reconstruction, including hip arthroscopy, at the Schulthess Klinik, Zurich.

Full NZ Registration Date

7 December 2001

Vocational Scope

Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact Details

Mr David Whitehead is available at the following services:

Private Services

Hip & Knee Clinic

This service is available at the following location:

Specialists @ Nine, 9 Caledonian Road, St Albans, Christchurch

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital