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Consultant Profile

Consultant Profile

Professor David M Reid

MBChB, MD, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lon)

Consultant Rheumatologist and Osteoporosis Specialist

Speciality: Rheumatology,

Location: 25 Harley Street

0207 079 2102

Professional Profile

Professor David Reid is a Consultant Rheumatologist who has been involved in providing specialist Osteoporosis services with a particular emphasis on bone densitometry for 30 years. He is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University Prof  Reid has been at the forefront of the clinical application of dual-energy x-ray (DXA) scanning and is widely regarded as a leading international expert in this therapeutic area. Professor Reid is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on bone health and is working with other specialist Consultants at 25 Harley Street for the first truly integrated osteoporosis service in the Private Sector.

He has authored over 300 original papers and reviews on his research interests, which include the utility of bone mass assessment, assessment of risk of fracture, secondary osteoporosis, glucocorticoid osteoporosis and the assessment of long-term disease activity and drug adverse effects in rheumatic diseases. He was Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK National Osteoporosis Society from 2008-2012 and has previously chaired their Research Grants Committee and Medical Board.  Until late 2013 he was the Chair of the Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies Group with responsibility for advising on the needs for clinical trials in bone diseases. He has been a member of numerous national committees most recently including the UK Medical Schools Council, the UK Health Education Advisory Committee and Scottish Stratified Medicine Innovation Centre Board.  Professor David Reid is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was previous Head of the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University.

Specialises In


DEXA scanning and Interpretation

Cancer Treatment Induced Bone Loss (Breast and Prostate)

Steroid osteoporosis

Arthritis of all types

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Royal College of Physicians of London

British Society for Rheumatology

Patron of the National Osteoporosis Society

Contact Details

NHS Base

NHS Grampian


0207 079 2102

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