Dr David Williams is Consultant Obstetric Physician at The Institute for Women’s Health, University College London Hospital and at 78 Harley Street, London. He specialises in maternal medical disorders in pregnancy, whilst focussing on safe prescribing and fetal wellbeing for a successful pregnancy outcome. He is experienced in managing pregnant women with a wide range of medical disorders and gestational syndromes. At UCLH he leads multi-disciplinary teams in the management of kidney, rheumatology, gastroenterology and neurological conditions in pregnancy. He guides women with chronic diseases who are planning pregnancy for optimal health and safe treatment during pregnancy and post-partum.
Dr Williams was chairman of the NICE Guideline for intrapartum care of pregnant women with medical disorders and an expert member of The guideline on Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy. He is also 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 cause and targeted management of pre-eclampsia, acute fatty liver of pregnancy and inflammatory placental conditions. He has a particular interest in the long-term consequences of gestational syndromes on women’s future health and the role of paternal health on fetal growth. Dr Williams and his research group are funded by the MRC, UCL/UCLH Biomedical Research Centre, the Rosetrees Trust, Wellbeing of Women, BMA and partnerships with industry.
Dr Williams is an obstetric physician specialising in maternal medical problems in pregnancy
2017: Honorary FRCOG ad eundem, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK
2006: FRCP, The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
2003: PhD, University College London
1984: MB BS, The Royal London Hospital Medical College