Dr Davis undertook his Medical training at the University of Adelaide, followed by Ophthalmology training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He then spent 2 years in the UK where he completed Fellowship training in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at two internationally-renowned institutions, the Bristol Eye Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
In 1996 he joined Eye Consultants SA where he established South Australia’s first sub-specialty practice in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery. Also working in the public departments of both the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, he established the first public sub-specialty Oculoplastic Clinic at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. In 2002, along with Professor Dinesh Selva, Dr Davis established the renowned Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Fellowship training program which continues to train Fellows from around the globe.
Dr Davis has maintained an active interest in providing outreach services both in Australia and overseas, working in Broken Hill for over 2 decades. He still travels to the APY Lands in the north of South Australia, and he has visited Kiribati, Fiji, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam and Nepal on teaching and surgical trips with ASPECT and Sight for All.
He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He was the South Australian Qualification and Education Committee Chairman (RANZCO) from 1996 to 2005 and Chair of the South Australian branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists from 2013 to 2017. He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters.
He is affiliated with the following professional bodies:
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons
- Australian Society of Ophthalmologists
- Australian Medical Association
- South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association
Outside work, family and sport play a big part in his life. In his early days he was a keen cricketer and footballer and now enjoys playing golf, gardening and running or walking in the great outdoors.