Dr Joel David obtained his MB BCh (cum laude) in 1981 from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He trained in rheumatology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School/Hammersmith Hospital. Dr David gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 1996.
Dr Joel David works as a consultant rheumatologist at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford and the Regional Specialty Advisor for Rheumatology for the Oxford Region. Dr David founded OxPARC (Oxford Paediatric and Adolescence Rheumatology Center), oxsport@noc (a state of the art Sport and Exercise Medicine Department in Oxfordshire), and a national referral centre for Autoimmune Thyroid Eye disease.
Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases affecting joints, muscles, and blood vessels in adults and teenagers.
- Autoimmune inflammatory diseases - Lupus (SLE), Sjogren's syndrome, Myositis, Scleroderma
- Adult inflammatory joint diseases - Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis
- Childhood rheumatic diseases
- Soft tissue injury and pain
- Paediatric Rheumatology
Dr Joel David is an excellent Rheumatologist, very professional and approachable. I would have no hesitation in recommending him
Dr David has impressed me greatly by his holistic and careful approach. I have been his patient for a number of years, and I am struck by the way he explores the wider picture before arriving at diagnosis and advice. I always leave his consulting room feeling reassured and more positive about managing my troublesome and increasingly challenging medical conditions.
Dr David has provided an excellent first class service for my elderly mother in law. He was very thorough in his consultation and diagnosis, kind and caring and treated her with respect at all times.
Efficient, clear, friendly and professional this is exactly what you want from your Doctor!
In the ten years under the care of Doctor David,I have consistently been Impressed with the care and attention provided by Doctor Joel David. His sympathetic approach and dedication are hugely appreciated.
Dr David is both professional and personable. I was very satisfied with his care but something that particularly stood out was the detail of explanation. I left with a very good understanding of my condition and he answered a huge number of questions for me.
While living in the UK from 2013 to 2018, I was referred to Dr. David by a retiring Rheumatologist from Oxford. That meant something to me that another doctor had the confidence and respect in Dr. David to provide his name to me. While under his care, my condition went into remission which is something I was over the moon about. Dr. David is a true professional with a caring attitude. It's too bad we can't clone him--we need more like him!
Dr David has been fantastically helpful in helping me with my pmr - I can’t thank him enough .
Dr David has always been very helpful, friendly and professional through diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. I would certainly recommend him as a real specialist.
I have been a patient of Dr.David since 2003. He has always treated me with kindness & compassion
Dr David has been treating my son for the last 12 months. The care and support he has provided has been fantastic. He has a really caring manner and approach to treating my son and he has helped us during what has been a difficult period I have every confidence in the caring and professional support he has provided and cannot recommend him highly enough
I have been a patient of Dr David’s since 2002 and have always received the most attentive care. Dr David actively listens to my concerns and always remembers past conversations, decisions and issues. He considers both my physical well being as well as my lifestyle, and so ensures that my treatment plan meets my needs. He does not dismiss any suggestions or queries I may have, but gives them careful thought and then explains why they may, or may not, be a path to pursue; he empowers his patient. Dr David is kind, considerate and has a wonderful empathy which puts me at my ease during consultations. I feel very fortunate to have him as my Rheumatologist and have recommended him to friends without hesitation.
Having suffered with severe osteoarthritis for many years I was still experiencing lots of pain in my right ankle. I was referred to Dr. David in 2013 & following scans etc. it was decided to treat the pain with a Triamcinolone injection which has been very successful & keeps the pain at bay for approximately 12 months so I now have an injection once a year. Dr. David has always been very professional and knowledgeable & friendly and I would certainly recommend him to anyone suffering from joint pain
Dr David has been a real lifesaver . I first saw him with what was thought to be osteoarthritis. After some time it completely changed and became an auto immune inflammitory disease. Without his support and expertise I would have been sofa bound and in excruciating pain constantly. Dr David is without a shadow of doubt a very professional and caring consultant who explains everything with considerable ease . I can not reccomend him enough
Having been diagnosed with polymyalgia, now probably developed into arthritis, more than 8 years ago, I can say that Dr Joel David has been my anchor. He takes the extra step to consult colleagues to find the answers to the side effects of the condition. Just as valuable, after a consultation, he updates the surgery where I am registered. That means the daily medication required to keep the condition under control is prescribed by my GP when requested.
I have lived with rheumatoid arthritis for forty years and have had good relationships with several consultants during that time. All of them were knowledgeable and caring, but Dr David stands apart in the way in which he considers the whole person, and not just the disease. Everyone ( with in my case- R.A.) knows that it's not only a matter of how a disease itself behaves, but how strong you feel in yourself in coping with it at different times in life when other things can also be extremely demanding on one's physical and mental resources. Dr David has always recognised this and takes the whole picture into consideration. He is accessible, thoughtful and empathetic ; he, and his secretary are also very well organised, so there has never been a time when I have been left for days wondering what to do; any further investigations , letters, or appointments and follow-ups that he has recommended have invariably been arranged quickly and relevant papers always available if they are needed. He has always been happy to discuss whatever questions I have had about new treatments or research and, no matter what the situation, I invariably leave his consulting rooms feeling better than when I went in! In the 14 years that I have been in his care I have increasingly been aware of how fortunate I was in having been referred to him.
I find Dr Joel David to be the ultimate professional but at the same time a kindly, approachable gentleman who takes the time to listen! His clear explanations about treatment and his reassurances as to the outcome are much appreciated!
I have found Dr David to be very kind and caring. He is an excellent listener. It has been a great relief to talk through all of my aches and pains with a healthcare specialist who is able to offer expert advice and treatment. I have confidence that Dr David will help me to feel as well as I possibly can.
JD continues to be my tower of strength in all things medical not just Rheumatology . Two years ago Joel diagnosed my PMR and helped get my life back. Her continues to diligently look after me , looking out for my "Whole Being" I cant rate him highly enough , kind , friendly , sympathetic , always with greatest concern for the patient .
This exceptional consultant is particularly intuative, with a considerable knowledge base. From this strength, his patients can relax through their symptoms, and so with his help, improve and enjoy life
Dr David has enabled me to manage osteoarthritis for many years without resorting to surgery. He is readily available whenever I need help with chronic pain, listens very carefully, takes the problem very seriously, and does not rush me into decisions about treatment. He is calm & sympathetic & just what I need for my condition
Having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2012 I was referred to Dr. David and he was successful in getting it under control within a relatively very short period. I continue to see him on a 10 monthly cycle for progress reviews. I have found him to be highly efficient as well as being very approachable and empathetic and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anyone suffering from that complaint.
My husband and I have been coming to see Dr.Joel David on several occasions now with issues of acute discomfort in resp.shoulder, leg and back. We have found him invariably helpful and proactive, both with medication and referrals. Dr.David is also very methodical in his analysis and advice on future step-by-step measures to follow up upon. We would certainly highly recommend consulting him.
I have been going to see Dr Joel David for the past few months and found him to be very understanding and reassuring. I have great faith in him and always feel very relaxed and confident when I am there. The Practice is very well organised, neat and tidy and very homely. The secretary is extremely helpful and will always go out of her way to fit you in for an appointment whenever possible. I would recommend anyone who is looking see a Consultant Rheumatologist to go and see to Dr Joel David in Summertown.
Dr David has been my Rheumatologist for well over 15 years. He has always given me excellent care. My rheumatoid arthritis has been really challenging over the years. Without Dr David's support I would have found the condition much harder to deal with. I would highly recommend him.
I value highly Dr David’s expertise, his experience and his concern for the patient in the context of the whole person. Dr David diagnosed and treated Polymyalgia Rheumatica when other doctors failed to identify the cause of my symptoms. Since then I have received careful monitoring and effective treatment with regular updates sent to my GP. In addition to Dr David’s clinical skills I particularly appreciate his holistic approach. There is always time for effective communication, with questions answered and helpful explanations of the disease, medication and side effects. Any additional request for advice has always received a quick response. Such considerate continuity of care has given me complete confidence in the treatment I am receiving and has assisted my recovery.
Dr Joel David has been treating me for five years. In that time he has helped me in so many ways. I feel lucky to have him as my doctor and would highly recommend him.