Born Guangzhou, China 15 Oct 1933 Died Christchurch 23 Jul 2015
Initial education at Piu Ching High School in Canton. After the Japanese occupation of Guangzhou province, the family moved to Hong Kong where David continued his schooling until aged 17yrs. In 1950 the Fung family emigrated to New Zealand and David went to Wellington Technical College where he gained School Certificate, UE and was dux. From there he went to Otago to study medicine.
HS / HP, Wellington Hospital 1960 - 1962
Medical Registrar, 1963
Neurology / Psychiatry Registrar 1964
Post-graduate fellow, National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square 1965
SMO, Neurosurgical Unit, Atkinson Morley Hospital, Wimbledon 1965 - 1966
SMO, Neurology Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1967 - 1968
Medical Registrar, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1968 - 1969
Senior Research Fellow, Neurophysiology Department, Runwell Hospital, Runwell, Essex
and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 1969 - 1972
Consultant Neurologist, Wellington Hospital, and Clinical Lecturer, Wellington Clinical School of Medicine
1973 - 1987
Re-developed the EEG service and epilepsy assessment programme. David had a special interest in both epilepsy and migraine.
Consultant Neurologist in private practice, Wellington 1987 - 2004
Visiting neurologist Wanganui, Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay.
photograph courtesy Wellington Hospital photographic archive