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David Kieser (2018)Clinical Senior Lecturer

FRACS, FNZOA, MBChB, PhD, PGDipSurgAnat, MedDip


Tel +64 3 364 1086

Dr David Kieser is a spine and orthopaedic surgeon in Christchurch with an enthusiasm for academic research and education.

Professional and research interests

David's professional interests are varied and cover the gamut of spine and orthopaedic surgery in addition to sports medicine, military medicine, ballistics and forensic sciences.

Professional affiliations

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA)
  • New Zealand Spine Society (NZSS)
  • AO Spine
  • European Spine Study Group (ESSG)
  • Rugby Codes Research Group (RCRG)
  • Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ)
  • Look AHEAD advisory group


Longoni, A., Major, G. S., Jiang, S., Farrugia, B. L., Kieser, D. C., Woodfield, T. B. F., … Lim, K. S. (2023). Pristine gelatin incorporation as a strategy to enhance the biofunctionality of poly(vinyl alcohol)-based hydrogels for tissue engineering applications. Biomaterials Science. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1039/d3bm01172k

Boissiere, L., Bourghli, A., Kieser, D., Larrieu, D., Alanay, A., Pallisé, F., … on behalf of the European Spine Study Group (ESSG). (2023). Fixed coronal malalignment (CM) in the lumbar spine independently impacts disability in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) patients when considering the Obeid-CM (O-CM) classification. Spine Journal, 58998. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2023.08.004

Baroncini, A., Frechon, P., Bourghli, A., Smith, J. S., Larrieu, D., Pellisé, F., … Kieser, D., … on behalf of the European Spine Study Group (ESSG). (2023). Adherence to the Obeid coronal malalignment classification and a residual malalignment below 20 mm can improve surgical outcomes in adult spine deformity surgery. European Spine Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-07831-0

Wai, G., Rusli, W., Ghouse, S., Kieser, D. C., Kedgley, A., & Newell, N. (2023). Statistical shape modelling of the thoracic spine for the development of pedicle screw insertion guides. Biomechanics & Modeling in Mechanobiology, 22, 123-132. doi: 10.1007/s10237-022-01636-8

Foxall-Smith, M., Wyatt, M. C., Frampton, C., Kieser, D., & Hooper, G. (2023). The 45-year evolution of the Mathys RM monoblock cups: Have the paradigm shifts been worthwhile? HIP International, 33(2), 193-202. doi: 10.1177/11207000211067507

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