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Last updated: 21 Apr 2020
Dr Williams is an experienced consultant physician who specialises in medical disorders in pregnancy. These include pregnancy specific conditions including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, hyperemesis gravidarum and intra-hepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. He also looks after pregnant women with chronic medical diseases affecting maternal health.
Dr Williams has a broad experience with renal, endocrine, rheumatological, hepatic and thromboembolic disorders during pregnancy. He has particular interest in safe prescribing in pregnancy and breast feeding.
Areas of interest
Maternal medicine; Maternal disorders in pregnancy.
- University College London Hospital: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/Consultants/Pages/DrDavidWilliams.aspx
- University College London: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=DJWIL18
- The Portland Hospital: http://www.theportlandhospital.com/medical-professionals/find-a-consultant/obstetrics/dr-david-williams/
- Maternal Medicine Profile: http://www.maternalmedicine.london
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician (Honorary Senior Lecturer) Maternal Medicine
Institute for Women's Health
University College London Hospital
Dr Williams' research team are investigating the pathophysiology and management of pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and acute fatty liver of pregnancy.
Other team members are studying how pregnancy outcome predicts the future health of all the family.
Original and review articles on pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes in Lancet, BMJ, Circulation and Diabetes Care.
Williams DJ (Guest Editor). Maternal Medicine. Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2015: Vol 29.5
Hillman S, Peebles DM, Williams DJ. Paternal Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Fetal Growth Restriction: A case-control study. Diabetes Care 2013; 36 (6): 1675-1680
Wright HV and Williams DJ. Thyrotoxicosis in Pregnancy. Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review 2013; 24: 2 108-128
Williams D and Craft N. Easily Missed? Pre-eclampsia. BMJ 2012; 345: e4437 doi: 1136/bmj.e4437
Williams DJ. Long-term complications of preeclampsia. Seminars in Nephrology 2011; 31: 111-122.
Noori M, Donald AE, Angelakopoulou A, Hingorani AD, Williams DJ. Prospective study of placental angiogenic factors and maternal vascular function before and after preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. Circulation 2010; 122: 478-487
Williams DJ. Nutrition in Pregnancy. In Oxford Textbook of Medicine (fifth edition). Eds, Warrell DA, Cox TM, Firth JD & Benz EJ. Oxford University Press, Oxford, (2010).
Williams DJ. Medical management of normal pregnancy. In Oxford Textbook of Medicine (fifth edition). Eds, Warrell DA, Cox TM, Firth JD & Benz EJ. Oxford University Press, Oxford, (2010).
Bellamy L, Casas JP, Hingorani AD, Williams DJ. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus after Gestational Diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet; 2009: 373: 1773-79.
Williams D and Davison J. Chronic Kidney Disease in Pregnancy. BMJ 2008; 336: 211-215.
Williams DJ and Mayahi L. Prescribing in pregnancy. ‘Maternal medicines and the fetus’ Rodeck & Whittle’s Fetal Development 2nd Edition, Pp 158-180. (2008).
Bellamy L, Casas JP, Hingorani AD, Williams DJ. Pre-eclampsia and the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2007; 335: 974-977
Williams DJ and de Swiet M. Cardiac disease in pregnancy. In The Textbook of Perinatal Medicine, 2nd edition. Ed in chief Asim Kurjak 195, 2076-2090; (2006).
Williams DJ. Renal Disorders in Pregnancy. In High Risk Pregnancy. (Third Edition) Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eds James DK, Steer PJ, Weiner CP & Gonik B. pp 1098-1124 (2006).
Williams DJ. Pregnancy: a stress test for life. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 15: 465-471 (2003)
Courses offered to GPs
Annual course on 'Maternal medical complications in pregnancy' at The Royal College of Physicians, London.
GP seminars to groups, organised through private secretary
MSc Pregnancy and Childbirth, University College London
Dr Williams provides a consultation based practise. Dr Williams does not operate or deliver babies.
- MB BS The Royal London Hospital Medical College 1984
- MRCP The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 1987
- PhD University College London 2003
- FRCP The Royal College of Physicians, London, UK 2006
- Obstetric Medicine Queen Charlotte's Hospital 1998
Reference number 2982894
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chairman, Topic Expert Group, Hypertension in Pregnancy NICE 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Internal Medicine, 1998
- Renal Medicine, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
International Society of Obstetric Medicine (past-secretary and co-founder)
MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society (Past-President)
London Obstetric Medicine Group (founder member)
International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy
British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society
- 78 Harley Street LONDON
- 14:30 - 19:00
- 020 7034 8969
- 78 Harley Street LONDON
- 14:30 - 19:00
- 020 7034 8969
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr David Williams