David D’Cruz MD FRCP. Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist, Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guys Hospital, London.
Professor D’Cruz is the Clinical Team Lead of this internationally renowned tertiary referral centre for autoimmune rheumatic disorders. His major clinical and research interests are systemic lupus erythematosus, the antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic vasculitis. He leads the Louise Coote Lupus Clinical Trials Unit which has a portfolio of investigator and industry led trials. His research portfolio includes a translational medicine programme in collaboration with basic science laboratories in the Division of Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases, Kings College School of Medicine.
He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. Senior House Officer and Registrar rotations at University College and the Royal London Hospitals were followed by a clinical registrar post and then an arc Clinical Research Fellowship at St Thomas’ Hospital. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals following a Senior Registrar post in General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Professor D’Cruz has published 130 peer reviewed papers, 60 editorials and reviews and 15 book chapters. He is one of the Managing Editors of the journal Lupus and was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2004 - 9. He was President of the Rheumatology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine 2008 – 9.