A/Prof David Lubowski

A/Prof David Lubowski

Colorectal Surgeon


About Me

Associate Professor David Lubowski AM is one of the most experienced and published Colorectal Surgeons in Australia. He is the Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at St George Public Hospital and holds senior teaching positions with the University of New South Wales.

A/Prof Lubowski has been consulting and operating for 30+ years and has immense medical and surgical experience, treating all colorectal conditions. He performs laparoscopic and robotic minimally invasive (“keyhole”) surgery, which reduces the evidence of scaring from surgery and reduces post-surgical pain.

Consulting Locations

  • Hurstville

Hospital Operating Appointments

A/Prof Lubowski is accredited to perform surgery at the following hospitals:

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



  • 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 Associate Professor, University of New South Wales
  • Head of Department (Colorectal Surgery), St George Hospital
  • Head of Department (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
  • Sydney Colorectal Surgical Society
  • St Mark’s Association, London
  • Surgical Research Society of Australasia
  • European Association of Coloproctology

Scientific Journal Associations

Section Editor (Colorectal):

  • 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

General Enquiries

02 8566 1000