Dr David Williams is a Consultant Obstetric Physician at The Institute for Women’s Health, UCLH. He trained in renal medicine and general internal medicine before specialising in obstetric medicine. He runs the Maternal Medicine service with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, obstetricians and midwives and also works as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The Institute for Women’s Health, University College London (UCL). In addition to this, he obtained a PhD for research into pre-eclampsia from UCL.
David has a particular interest in hypertension, kidney disease, rheumatological and neurological disease, endocrine disorders and thrombosis in pregnancy. His clinical work is also centred on the management of medical disorders during pregnancy, including pre-pregnancy assessment and post-natal management.
His research work covers the causes of pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction and the long-term consequences of gestational syndromes on women’s health, developing strategies to prevent and ameliorate pre-eclampsia, which is often associated with serious maternal and fetal illness.
David was a clinical expert member of the NICE Guideline on The Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy (2010) and is currently the chairman of the NICE topic expert group. He is a member of the newly formed UK Independent Advisory Group on maternal and neonatal deaths. He is past chairman of the UK Obstetric Medicine Society and is currently the president of the UK Obstetric Medicine Society. Alongside this, he is guest editor of a theme issue of The British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology on women’s future health after pregnancy.
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS (1984) - University of London