Dr David Cavallucci

Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor David Cavallucci is an Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgical oncologist. He is a graduate of the two-year ANZHPBA post-fellowship program in HPB surgery as well as the surgical oncology and abdominal transplantation Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

He has a special interest in minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery with a broad experience of laparoscopic surgery and developing robotic surgery. Outside of oncology, he manages benign biliary disease including the laparoscopic management of bile duct stones and the surgical management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Having completed a Masters degree in Biostatistics, he has published on the use of Propensity Scores and novel weighting techniques in observational surgical research and is an editor for HPB Journal. He is active in teaching and maintains a strong interest in clinical and translational research. A/Prof Cavallucci is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Hepatic pancreatic and biliary association (ANZHPBA).


  • Masters (Coursework), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Medical Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor