Professor David Reid is an expert consultant rheumatologist in London, whose area of expertise lies in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and DEXA (bone density scanning). He also has long term experience of managing rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and polymyalgia . He has been a pioneer in the clinical application of dual-energy X-ray scanning (DEXA) and is a leading international expert in the assessment and treatment of osteoporosis.
He is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the university.
He has authored over 300 original papers and reviews on his research interests, which include the utility of bone mass assessment, assessment of risk fracture, secondary osteoporosis and drug adverse effects in rheumatic diseases.
He was the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK National Osteoporosis Society from 2008-2012 and has previously chaired their Research Grants Committee and Medical Board. Until late 2013 he was the Chair of the Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group with responsibility for advising on the needs for clinical trials in bone diseases. Professor Reid is a volunteer ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Society.