Dr Damian Fry FRACS

  • Consultant Surgeon – General – subspecialising in Hernia & Melanoma
  • Toowoomba Specialists, Toowoomba Hospital, St Vincent’s Private
  • Clinical Director – RACS Rural Coach Program

Dr Damian Fry is a General Surgeon with a strong connection to the country and special interests in melanoma and hernia surgery.

Damian’s interest in melanoma was piqued during his time on the General Surgery training program, when he spent six months with the Melanoma Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Damian has successfully introduced a Melanoma Unit at Toowoomba Hospital and maintains close ties to the PAH.

Damian is from Orange in country NSW, which inspired his strong ongoing connection to Rural General Surgery. After completing high school, he joined the Army and was stationed locally at Cabarlah, north of Toowoomba, with a highlight being a stint peacekeeping in the Pacific. Following his time in the Army, Damian trained as a registered nurse and worked in the emergency department and theatre as a scrub/scout and recovery nurse. He commenced surgical training in 2014 and was awarded FRACS in General Surgery 2019.

Damian was appointed Chair of the RACS Rural Coach in 2019 and is a member of the RACS Rural Surgical Committee. He was appointed a Director of General Surgeons Australia (GSA) in 2020, and has Chaired the GSA Rural Post Fellowship Education & Training Committee since 2021.

Damian is a senior lecturer with the University of Queensland and enjoys his role training both surgical trainees and medical students. He is involved with rural perioperative theatre training and is also an instructor with the state wide anaesthesia and perioperative care clinical network.