David studied medicine at the University of Leeds Medical School, graduating in 1984, and has worked at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for more than 20 years.

His postgraduate training was in surgery and then vascular surgery within the Yorkshire region. He went on to complete a period of full-time vascular research and was awarded an MD in 1993.

He joined the Trust in 1995 as a consultant general and vascular surgeon. David is now a specialist vascular surgeon with an interest in the management of critical limb ischaemia and vascular access surgery.

His educational interests were sparked during undergraduate training in Bradford, and he went on to oversee the successful expansion of the University of Leeds Medical School into Bradford.

He was Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ Director of Medical Education from 2003 to 2008, and helped establish the West Yorkshire Foundation School and was its co-director until 2008.

He has held the roles of Bradford’s surgical college tutor, regional co-ordinator, and head of the school of surgery in the former Yorkshire Deanery. He took up the post of postgraduate dean within the former Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery in 2012.

Since 2012, David has been postgraduate dean for Health Education England, Yorkshire.