David FUNG

MB ChB (NZ) 1960, MRCP (Lond) 1969

Born Guangzhou, China 15 Oct 1933                   Died Christchurch 23 Jul 2015

David Fung

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
Last updated 29 October 2016.