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Dr David J Williams

PhD FRCP

Consultant Physician

Specialty
  • Obstetrics, Maternity
Sub-Specialties
  • Maternity
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Dr David Williams is a Consultant Obstetric Physician at The Institute for Women’s Health. He trained in renal medicine and general internal medicine before specialising in obstetric medicine; the management of pregnant women with medical disorders. His clinical work also includes pre-pregnancy assessment of women with chronic diseases planning pregnancy and their post-natal management. At UCLH, he runs multi-disciplinary clinics for pregnant women who have general medical disorders, including hypertension, kidney disease, rheumatological disorders, liver and gastro-intestinal disease and neurological conditions.

    Dr Williams has helped develop national guidelines for the management of medical disorders in pregnancy through NICE. He was an expert member of the NICE Guideline on The Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy, then chairman of the topic expert group for clinical standards. He is now chairman of the guideline for Intrapartum Care of high risk pregnancies affected by medical disorders. He is a member of the UK Independent Advisory Group on maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and past chairman of the UK Obstetric Medicine Society.

    His research team is investigating the causes of pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction and the long-term consequences of gestational syndromes on women’s health. A current MRC-funded project is investigating the role of paternal obesity on fetal growth. Dr Williams is also funded by the UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, the Rosetrees Trust, Wellbeing of Women, BMA and partnerships with industry. His team are developing strategies to prevent and ameliorate pre-eclampsia.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Hypertension, kidney disease, rheumatological and neurological disease, endocrine disorders and thrombosis in pregnancy

Practice locations

NHS base

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

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