Dr David Shepherd

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr David Shepherd is a General Orthopaedic Surgeon with 30 years’ experience post fellowship with experience in joint replacement particularly the knee, hip and shoulder.

Dr Shepherd is an experienced medico-legal consultant and has performed medicolegal reports for 26 years since beginning private practice in 1997. Dr David is a Certified Independent Medical Legal Examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He became certified in the Queensland Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment in 2014. Dr Shepherd has provided reports for Workcover insurers since 1997 for both plaintiffs and defendants.

  • Qualifications
    M.B.B.S. UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    FELLOW, ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
    FELLOW, AUSTRALIAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION
    GUIDES, EVALUATION OF PERMANENT IMPAIRMENT TRAINING
  • Accreditations
    CIME (ABIME), GEPI 1 & 2, AMA 4 & 5
  • Assessment Areas
    Lower Limb, Upper Limb
    Spine
    Personal injuries / damages
    Veterans’ Affairs Permanent Impairment
    Defence Recruiting
  • Assessment Types
    Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) claim
    Workers’ Compensation
    Public Liability claim
    Compulsory Third-Party claim (CTP)
    Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) claim
    Videolink assessment
    File Review
    Supplementary report
    Expert Witness
    Joint Medical Examination

Location

Cairns, videolink