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Profile of Dr Joel David

Full name
Dr Joel David
Job title
Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Governance Lead
Special interests
Inflammatory joint and connective tissues, paediatric rheumatology


Dr Joel David qualified in 1981 from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, with a MB and BCh (cum lauda). He achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) (UK) in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1996. His postgraduate medical experience was gained in London as a Registrar in Medicine at both the Royal Free and Hammersmith hospitals.

Dr David's experience in research was as an ARC fellow in the Acute Phase Protein Laboratory at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School.

Senior Registrar positions were held at Charing Cross Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 1992, Dr Joel David took up the position of Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at the Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Reading, where he remained until 2000 when he transferred to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as Consultant Rheumatologist.

Joel David is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Current positions

  • Consultant Rheumatologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, 2001 - present
  • Rheumatology Governance Lead - present
  • Regional Specialty Advisor for Rheumatology for Oxford Region, 2003 - present
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Oxford Medical School, 2001 - present

Achievements at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Dr David has been influential in creating close liaison with Primary and Secondary Care in Oxford. He was instrumental is setting up the Oxford Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Centre (OxPARC) and a state of the art Sport and and Exercise Medicine Department in Oxford (oxsport@noc).

Clinical interests

  • Adult Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases and Biological therapies
  • Childhood Rheumatic Diseases