Associate Professor David Gyorki is a consultant surgical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, specialising in the management of patients with melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma. He is also the Research and Education Lead in Melanoma and Skin Cancer at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
During his surgical training, David completed an MD degree at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute studying the role of macrophages in the stem cell niche. After completing his surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, David undertook a fellowship in complex surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.
David has a strong research interest and holds a Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Clinician Researcher Fellowship. His main research interest is in translational melanoma immunology specifically in understanding the prognostic role of the tumour-immune microenvironment and he has developed strong collaborations in this area at Peter Mac, the University of Melbourne and WEHI. David is also heavily involved in clinical research including a number of large international collaborative studies in both melanoma and retroperitoneal sarcoma and he is co-Principal Investigator on a number of surgical trials as well as trials of novel therapies. David is passionate about mentoring surgical trainees in research methodologies and supervises a number of junior doctors and scientists at various levels of training.