Dr David Morrissey –   Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

MBBS (Hons) FRACS 

Dr David Morrissey David completed his training as an Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, also known as an ENT, in various Australian Hospitals. He is skilled in surgery of the ears, nose and throat with a particular interest in sinus surgery and paediatrics. David was raised in Toowoomba and considers himself fortunate to be able to bring his skills and expertise to his local community.

Special Interests

Dr Morrissey has had the privilege of training with world-renowned Sinus and Skull Base Surgeons Professor PJ Wormald and Associate Professor Alkis J Psaltis. He has also been trained in Functional Rhinoplasty under the direction of Dr Steve Floreani and Dr Kien Ha. 

As a result of this exceptional guidance and ongoing mentorship, Dr Morrissey has developed advanced skills in nasal surgery, sinus surgery and functional rhinoplasty. David is an expert in diseases of the nose and sinuses. His interest in nasal surgery is complemented by an interest in obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep surgery. 

Paediatrics has always been an interest for David and he spent time working at both the Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospitals prior to the opening of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. As a parent himself, he particularly enjoys the professional satisfaction of helping children and their families towards better health.

Education 

David completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with Honours at The University of Queensland in 2005 and was awarded the University Medal for Medicine due to his exceptional results. He has subsequently worked in hospitals across Australia. He began his formal training in ENT in 2009 and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2014. 

Dr Morrissey subsequently undertook a Fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in Adelaide where he gained exposure to complex Rhinology cases and developed skills in their medical and surgical management. 

David has presented at Australian and International conferences and has authored a number of articles for medical journals. He has also co-authored book chapters for a number of surgical textbooks and contributed to a position statement on the management of Rhinosinusitis for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 

Dr Morrissey is actively involved in Medical Education. He is a member of the Faculty of The University of Queensland Medical School and contributes to the education of medical students, junior doctors and trainees in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  David is also a member of the faculty for a number of Advanced Sinus Surgery instructional courses which teach sinus surgery skills to other ENT surgeons from across the world.

Since his return to Toowoomba, David has complimented his private practice employment as a Consultant Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon with the Toowoomba District Health Service. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Committee at St Vincent's Toowoomba Hospital. 

Publications

Books

Watkinson, John C. Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 8th Edition. CRC Press, 2018. 
  - Chapter 114: Endoscopic management of sinonasal tumours. Alkis J. Psaltis, David K. Morrissey
Bernal-Sprekelsen, M. Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base, Thieme 2017
  - Chapter 8: Sphenopalatine and Maxillary Arteries. David K Morrissey, Peter John Wormald

Journal Articles

1. Amjadi S, Chan WO, Rajak S, Morrissey D, et al. A case of traumatic infraorbital neuroma. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017;21(4):471-473. doi:10.1007/s10006-017-0658-6.

2. Morrissey DK, Bassiouni A, Psaltis AJ, Naidoo Y, Wormald P-J. Outcomes of revision endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2016;6(5):518-522. doi:10.1002/alr.21715.

3. Morrissey DK, Bassiouni A, Psaltis AJ, Naidoo Y, Wormald P-J. Outcomes of modified endoscopic Lothrop in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease with nasal polyposis. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2016;6(8):820-825. doi:10.1002/alr.21739.

4. Morrissey DK, Pratap U, Brown C, Wormald P-J. The role of surgery in the management of phantosmia. The Laryngoscope. 2016;126(3):575-578. doi:10.1002/lary.25647.

5.  Morrissey DK, Wormald P-J, Psaltis AJ. Prelacrimal approach to the maxillary sinus. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2016;6(2):214-218. doi:10.1002/alr.21640.

6. Morrissey DK, Grigg R. Incidence of osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone. ANZ J Surg. 2011;81(12):876-879. doi:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05641.x.