David is a comprehensive general cardiologist who feels strongly about patient-focused care. He is particularly committed to ensuring that patients are equipped with the information they require to fully understand the reasons behind the assessment and treatment of their cardiovascular condition.

Following the completion of his undergraduate training at Monash University in 1999, David has worked at Geelong Hospital and The Alfred Hospital and completed his cardiology training at Monash Medical Centre.  As an undergraduate, David undertook a clinical research project examining the effects of strength training on blood pressure and other aspects of the human arterial system, leading to him being awarded the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science in 1996.  His professional interest in exercise and sports cardiology has also seen him recently work with the Carlton and North Melbourne football clubs and Melbourne Victory Football Club.

David has acted as a medical supervisor for a number of clinical research studies at The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, taught undergraduate students of the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and written teaching modules for the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.

He has honorary appointments at The Alfred Hospital and Bairnsdale Regional Health Service and has established and continues to run Aboriginal Health Clinics in Bairnsdale, Mildura and Robinvale.

Education & Training

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Monash University

Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours - Monash University

Research Publications

Bertovic DA, Waddell TK, Gatzka CD,CameronJD, Dart AM & Kingwell BA(1999). Muscular strength training is associated with low arterial compliance and high pulse pressure.Hypertension.33(6): 1385-1391.


Bertovic D& Dart A (2008). Importance of Aortic Dimensions in Determining Pulse pressure in Elderly Hypertensives.Asia-Pacific Cardiology. 2: 35-37.


Dunstan D, Kingwell B, Larsen R, Healy G, Cerin E, Hamilton M, Shaw J,Bertovic D, Zimmet P, Salmon J, Owen N. (2012).Breaking Up Prolonged Sitting Reduces Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Responses. DiabetesCare.35:976-983.


Carey A, Formosa M, van Every B,Bertovic D, Eikelis N, Lambert G, Kalff V,Duffy S, Cherk M, Kingwell B. (2012) Ephedrine activates brown adipose tissue in lean but not obese humans.Diabetologia.56(1): 147-155


LatoucheC, Jowett JB, Carey AL,BertovicDA, Owen N, Dunstan DW,Kingwell BA. (2013): Effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on skeletal muscle gene expression.J Appl Physiol.114(4):453-60


Carey A, Vorlander C, Reddy-Luthmoodoo M, Natoli A, Formosa M,Bertovic D, Anderson M, Duffy S, Kingwell B. (2014): Reduced UCP-1Content in In Vitro Differentiated Beige/Brite Adipocytes Derived from Preadipocytes of Human Subcutaneous White Adipose Tissues on Obesity.PLos One.9(3):e91997


Forbes J, Sourris K, de Courten M, Dougherty S, Chand V, Lyons J,BertovicD, Coughlan M, Schlaich M, Soldatos G, Cooper M, Straznicky N,Kingwell B, de Courten B. (2014): Advanced glycation end products(AGEs) are cross-sectioanlly associated with insulin secretion in healthy subjects. Amino Acids.46: 321-326