A/Prof David Hewett MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRACP
David Hewett is a gastroenterologist, therapeutic colonoscopist and health services researcher. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine and Director Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Mater Health. He consults at Spot161 in Paddington, and performs endoscopies at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and Brisbane Private Hospital.
After graduating MBBS with honours from the University of Queensland, he undertook clinical and research training at the RBWH, before completing post-doctoral studies with Professor Douglas Rex at Indiana University, USA where he developed advanced skills in the technical performance of colonoscopy, including the resection of large colorectal polyps.
A/Prof Hewett's clinical research focuses on improving the effectiveness of colonoscopy for the bowel cancer screening, and he has published widely on new colonoscopic techniques and methods to improve physician performance of colonoscopy. He has parallel interests in health systems research and medical education, including quality of patient care, intergroup relations, and procedural skills training.
A/Prof Hewett is active internationally in colorectal cancer policy and training initiatives. He chairs an expert working group with the World Endoscopy Organization Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee. He is a member of national advisory boards for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and Lynch Syndrome Australia. He has served as Director of Training for the Gastroenterological Society of Australia and as a member of the Specialist Training Committee in gastroenterology with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.