Professor David Williams

Professor David Williams


General (Internal) Medicine

37 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist: Honorary Fellow ad eundem
  • Royal College of Physicians: 33723
  • General Medical Council: 2982894
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    212 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
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    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. 

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Dr Williams is an obstetric physician specialising in maternal medical problems in pregnancy

    • Maternal medical disorders and syndromes in pregnancy including:
    • Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia
    • Kidney disease in pregnancy
    • Liver disorders in pregnancy 
    • Rheumatological disorders in pregnancy 
    • Inflammatory placental syndromes with fetal growth restriction and recurrent losses 
    • Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    • Thrombosis in pregnancy
    • Thyroid and other endocrine disorders
    • Epilepsy in Pregnancy
    • Therapeutic prescribing issues in pregnancy 

    Special interests

    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Pre-Eclampsia
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    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 

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