Dr. David Sia MB ChB FRANZCO

David returned to Adelaide in 2020 with dual-fellowship training in Ocular Oncology and Vitreoretinal Surgery.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009 and went on to undertake Ophthalmology registrar training in Adelaide, South Australia and Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Following completion of registrar training, David then pursued overseas fellowship training and completed a 13-month Ocular Oncology Fellowship in London, UK at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Royal London Hospital. This was followed by a 2-year Vitreoretinal Fellowship in Edmonton, Canada, at Alberta Retina Consultants.

Upon returning to Adelaide, David was appointed as a Vitreoretinal Specialist and Ocular Oncologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he will be regularly involved in registrar and fellow teaching. He is actively engaged in clinical research, has published widely and written book chapters. He holds a position as Clinical Associate Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

David is a dedicated professional who loves his craft. He is committed to providing the best care possible for his patients and loves to connect with them.

In his free time, he enjoys photography, travel, reading, seeking out good food and working on computers. He is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin, Foochow and Hokkien.

Fellowship Training:

Ocular Oncology & Retinoblastoma

2017 – 2018

  • London Ocular Oncology Service (Moorfields Eye Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Royal London Hospital), London, UK

Medical Retina, Vitreoretinal Surgery & Ocular Oncology

2018 – 2020

  • Alberta Retina Consultants, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Canada

Memberships and Fellowships

  • Fellow, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, International Society of Ocular Oncology