Dr Dayan de Fontgalland 



Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon 

Dayan is a general and colorectal surgeon and has been a consultant at Flinders Medical Centre since 2014. He was the Surgical Superintendent at FMC from 2014-2016 and is an honorary senior lecturer at Flinders University, College of Medicine and Public Health.

He graduated from Flinders University in Medicine in 1998, and with a doctorate in 2008. His doctorate involved 4 years of scientific research in the neural circuitry of the human gastrointestinal tract.

He consults from Flinders Private Hospital, Seaford Day Surgery Centre and South Coast District Hospital.

Having trained at Royal Melbourne hospital and St. Vincent’s in Melbourne, his main area of interests are colorectal cancer and complex inflammatory bowel disease (IBD SA). He has been the hospital supervisor of training for the ANZTBCRS fellows from 2014-2020.



  • Flinders University Private Research Scholarship 2004

  • Roy & Marjorie Edwards Scholarship (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) 2005-2007

  • Pfizer Neuroscience Grant 2007

Subspeciality Training:

  • 1 year general surgery fellowship at the Lyell McEwin Hospital (Adelaide)

  • 2 years of subspeciality training in colorectal surgery via the Australian and New Zealand Training Board in Colorectal Surgery (MCSSANZ) at Royal Melbourne Hospital and St. Vincents (Melbourne).