Dr Joel David is a distinguished rheumatologist based in Oxford and London, who specialises in treating rheumatoid, psoriatic, and juvenile arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, and gout, among other conditions. He serves as Regional Specialty Advisor for Rheumatology for the Oxford Region and Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
Dr David graduated from University of the Witwatersrand in 1981. After an internship in Johannesburg, he moved to the Royal Free Hospital in London, where he worked in general medicine, before undertaking postgraduate training in rheumatology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. Becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1984, he held the position of Senior Registrar at Charing Cross, Northwick Park and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He gained his first appointment as a Consultant Rheumatologist in 1992 at the Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in Reading. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1996.
Dr David has been responsible for setting up OxPARC (Oxford Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology Centre) and oxsport@noc, a state of the art sport and exercise medicine department in Oxfordshire. He worked in conjunction with experts in the fields of ophthalmology and endocrinology to set up a national referral centre for autoimmune thyroid eye disease and also helps run multi-disciplinary joint clinics in complex auto-immune disease, collaborating closely with specialists in haematology, immunology and respiratory medicine.