Professor David Theile

AO, PhD (Hon), MBBS (Hons) (Qld), MS, FRACS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed) (Hon), FANZCA (Hon)

Chair of the Clinical Research Facilities Committee


About me

Professor David Theile (Snr) has had a long career in clinical practice with progressive involvement in professional affairs and hospital administration, culminating in his previous appointment as District Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Metro South Health Service District, which incorporated Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Theile graduated MBBS with honours from the University of Queensland in 1962, completed his postgraduate training as a resident and surgical registrar at Royal Brisbane Hospital and gained his fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1967. After three years in the UK he returned to Brisbane and in 1974 was appointed to the Visiting Staff of PAH as a General Surgeon, a position he held until his appointment as CEO.

Professor Theile committed himself extensively to the activities of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, serving as national President and was awarded the College’s highest award (the Sir Hugh Devine Medal).

In 2000, Professor Theile was appointed Chairman of the Division of Surgery at PAH and he occupied this post until his appointment as PAH’s Clinical CEO in 2006, and ultimately Metro South’s District CEO in 2008. Dr Theile retired from this position in 2012, at which time he took up the position of Chairman of Diamantina Health Partners.


Chairman, TRI Clinical Research Facilities Committee