Dan completed his medical training at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) in 2014 with clinical distinction. During this time, he developed an interest in rural and remote medicine after completing multiple remote placements in NT as part of a John Flynn scholarship. He went on to work and train at the Royal Hobart Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, and The Austin Hospital for 7 years. During this time Dan pursued interests in heart and lung surgery and spent 4 years as a registrar developing a broad knowledge base in this field along with general and plastic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine, and general medicine. After completing these formative years of training Dan and his family moved to Tawonga South to commence work in rural general practice.
Dan has completed additional training courses including a Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, Early Management of Severe Trauma, Rural Emergency Skills Training, Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, Critical Literature Evaluation and Research, and Cardiothoracic Advanced Life Support. He has also completed multiple surgical skills training courses through UTAS and SVHM.
Dan has published multiple articles in the fields of heart and lung surgery and cardiology, and has presented research findings at international conferences as well as locally. He has held formal teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania, and enjoys teaching interns and medical students as part of his role at MBMC and Alpine Health. His medical interests are broad.
Dan and his wife, Sarah, moved to the Kiewa Valley in 2022 with their 2 daughters. In his spare time he enjoys road cycling, downhill skiing and hiking.