Craniofacial Australia

Phone:  +61 (08) 8267 4128

Craniofacial Australia

“Craniofacial Australia is the supporting charity for the internationally acclaimed Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in South Australia.”

Our Founder 

In 1975 Professor David David set up the South Australian Craniofacial Unit, which later became the Australian Craniofacial Unit.

In the four  decades since then he, with the help of his team of dedicated professionals, has helped restore dignity to thousands of patients. In his hands, complex surgical procedures seem commonplace and he does indeed perform "everyday miracles".

In recognition of his work he received the Companion of the Order of Australia in 1988 and in 1990 South Australia honoured him by naming him the South Australian of the Decade. In 2017 Professor David was named the 2018 South Australian of the year.

As founder of the Australian Craniofacial Unit he encourages and supports the development and provision of patient diagnostic and treatment services that are appropriate to people suffering from craniofacial deformities and injuries.

As President of the Australian Craniofacial Maxillo-Facial Foundation (Craniofacial Australia) the aim is to promote the Unit's international role, to commission and promote research directed at improved patient outcomes, to develop and implement training and teaching courses worldwide and to manage the Unit's overseas programs. It also encourages and supports associated research and teaching activities and associated health systems development.

In 2008 David David was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Suregons Thailand for his contribution to the health system in Thailand.

Our Board

  1. Professor David David
    Professor David David
  2. Mr Trevor Edmond
    Mr Trevor Edmond
  3. Dr Walter Flapper
    Dr Walter Flapper

      Professor David David AC                        Mr Trevor Edmond                           Mr Walter Flapper                   
                  President                                                  Member                                                 Member                                               
 MD (Adel.), FRCS (Edin.) FRCS                        LLB (Hons) (Adel)                              BHB, MBChB, FRACS                           
​          FRACS, FRCST (Hon.)                                                                                       (Plastic & Reconstructive Surg.)       
                                                                                                                                            MA Surg. (Craniofacial)                     

  1. Yvette Winter
    Yvette Winter
  2. Mr Nicolas Pyne
    Mr Nicolas Pyne
  3. Ms Sheenagh Edwards
    Ms Sheenagh Edwards

         Ms Yvette Winter                                   Mr Nicholas Pyne                                 Ms Sheenagh Edwards  
                Member                                                   Member                                                     Treasurer 
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