A/Prof David Lubowski AM

A/Prof David Lubowski AM

Colorectal Surgeon



Professor David Lubowski AM is one of the most experienced and published Colorectal Surgeons in Australia. After completing his surgical training in Sydney, he received postgraduate training in colorectal surgery at St Mark’s Hospital, the leading colorectal specialty hospital in London. He is the Head of Department for both Surgery and Colorectal Surgery at St George Public Hospital and holds the position of Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales. He is Colorectal Specialty Editor of the ANZ Journal of Surgery.

Professor Lubowski has been practising for over 30 years and has accumulated a vast experience in treating all colorectal conditions.

Consulting Locations

  • Hurstville

Hospital Operating Appointments

Accredited to perform surgery at the following hospitals:

  • St George Public Hospital
  • St George Private Hospital
  • Hurstville Private Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital

Areas of Expertise

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse surgery
  • Fistula surgery
  • Perianal abscess surgery



  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh)

Surgical Training & Research

  • St George Hospital & Associated Hospitals, Sydney (1979-1985)
  • Clinical Research Fellow, St Mark’s Hospital, London (1986-1987)

Current Academic Appointments

  • Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery, St George Hospital
  • Chairman of Department of Surgery, St George Hospital
  • Director, Anorectal Physiology Laboratory, St George Hospital


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Foundation Member – Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Royal Society of Medicine, England
  • St Mark’s Association, London
  • European Association of Coloproctology

Scientific Journal Associations

  • Section Editor (Colorectal) of Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery

Referee to the following Journals:

  • The Lancet
  • Colorectal Disease (UK & Europe)
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Gut (UK)
  • International Journal of Colorectal Disease (UK)
  • Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (USA)
  • Digestive Diseases (USA)
  • Techniques in Coloproctology (Italy)
  • Hong Kong Medical Journal
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Hurstville Rooms

02 8566 1000

Randwick Rooms

02 9099 4400