Dr. Joel David qualified in 1981 from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa MB, BCh with distinction. Following his house jobs (internship) in Johannesburg, he moved to London. He worked at The Royal Free Hospital in general medical specialities before transferring to the Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate medical school to specialise in Rheumatology.
He gained the degree Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1984. His research as a fellow in the Acute Phase Protein Laboratory at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, focused on inflammation. He was a Senior Registrar at Charing Cross, Northwick Park and Great Ormond Street Hospitals.
In 1992, Dr. David took up position as Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at The Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Reading. He worked in Reading until 2000.
Dr. David became fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1996.
Dr. Joel David is currently Consultant Rheumatologist at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and is Senior Lecturer at The University of Oxford. He took up this position in 2001. He was Clinical Director of Medicine 2002-2007 and Clinical Lead in Medicine from 2008. He is the Regional Specialty Advisor for Rheumatology for the Oxford Region.
Dr. David has been instrumental in creating close liaison with Primary and Secondary Care in Oxford. He set up OxPARC (Oxford Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Centre) and oxsport@noc, a state of the art Sport and & Exercise Medicine Department in Oxfordshire. He has also set up a national referral centre for Autoimmune Thyroid Eye disease in conjunction with colleagues in Ophthalmology and Endocrinology.
Dr. David has maintained a strong interest in medical education and is senior Rheumatology tutor for the Oxford Region and tutor in general medicine at Worcester College, Oxford. He is also examiner for The Royal College of Physicians, London.
Dr. David’s specialist interests are:
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