Author: David Formby
David is a retired pediatrician who graduated in medicine from the University of West Australia in 1959. He was a country GP in WA for three years and then went to the UK to study pediatrics in London and Sheffield. He returned to WA to the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) in 1968 as a pediatrician and Assistant Medical Director. In 1989 he studied at the University of NSW for a Masters degree in hospital management, returning to Perth as Medical Director of PMH. In 1995 he went to Wangaratta Hospital in Victoria as Medical Director and three years later to Traralgon Regional Hospital as Medical Director and pediatrician. His involvement in medical politics included two years as President of the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and later a Federal Councillor, Treasurer and Chairman of the Federal Assembly of the AMA. He also chaired the Committee of Enquiry in WA for some years and reviewed hospitals for the Australian Council of Hospital Services (ACHS). In retirement he plays golf, lawn bowls and skiing, plays the piano, reads widely visits his four daughters and families and is still well occupied.