Dr David O’Rourke
MB BS FRACGP FARGP FRANZCOG MRMed MWom HMed
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist located in Canberra and working in both public and private sectors.
Areas of clinical practice are obstetrics, gynaecology with special interests in key hole (laparoscopic surgery) and fertility including IVF management.
David was originally a rural general practitioner in NSW Australia with procedural skills in anaesthetics and obstetrics and followed this course for a few years.
Eventually, he pursued specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in Canberra (2003 – 2006 ) and Adelaide (2007 – 2008).
In 2007 a chance meeting occurred with a general surgeon who had a long association with FOHG and clinical work in West Timor. This meeting resulted in two educational trips to Ende (2009) and Keffamenanu (2010) and the discovery that there was a long term goal to build a maternity hospital in a town called Soe. David and his wife Sue-Ann offered the fundraising and together with the rest of the FOHG team the Mother Ignacia Hospital (Muder Ignacia) was opened on the 10th June 2016. This was just the beginning of now an expansion phase to create a 50 bed hospital that will cater for general admissions but also concentrate on maternal and child health. David is committed to the goal of the Mother Ignacia Hospital becoming a self sufficient centre of health education and clinical practice.