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David Wilson, MBBS MSK Imaging

"My advice to young radiologists: first learn to be a doctor who cares for patients and never let those skills fade."


St Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd. -Consultant and Director | Immediate Past President of the British Institute of Radiology.


David Wilson trained at Kings College Hospital London and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals.  His primary interest is in the application of modern imaging techniques to disorders of the musculoskeletal system and spine intervention.  He has undertaken original work in the application of diagnostic ultrasound to joint, muscle, and soft tissue disease with particular attention to joint effusion and congenital dysplasia of the hip.  He has over 20 years of experience in vertebroplasty and is the author of publications on multicentre controlled trials on the treatment of insufficiency fractures.

He has established innovative training courses in the UK in musculoskeletal ultrasound in both Oxford and Bath.  As an international teacher, he is a leader in the development of ultrasound in musculoskeletal disease and injection techniques in the spine.  He has considerable experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and is the Editor of the principle textbook on MSK imaging.  As a former President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologist and a previous Medical Director of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, he has wide clinical and research experience. 

He has been a member of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) since 1982. He was Commissioning Editor of the BJR (2011-12) and then Deputy Editor (2012-2013). He was Vice President (External Affairs) of the BIR from 2012-2014, and President of the BIR from 2014 to 2016.

See Dr. Wilson's publications here.

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