Dr David Sherman is Consultant Physician, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at Central Middlesex Hospital and North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London University. He was appointed to this post in 1996, following which he built up established private practices at the Clementine Churchill and BUPA Cromwell hospitals in London.
He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London University, in 1984. After busy junior medical posts, during which he developed an interest in his chosen specialty, he underwent 8 years of specialist training in gastroenterology prior to his consultant appointment.
Appointments included 4 years as clinical research fellow and senior registrar at the world renowned Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London, under Professor Roger Williams. As a research fellow at King’s he completed studies on the basis of susceptibility to alcohol-induced liver damage, leading to the award of an MD thesis from London University. Subsequently he was senior registrar for 2 years in gastroenterology at the inflammatory bowel disease unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with Professor Robert Allan.
Since his full time appointment at Central Middlesex (CMH), one of the oldest and most distinguished gastroenterology departments in the UK, he has taken the lead in the development of a consultant led service in his specialty, particularly in:
- interventional endoscopy
- liver disease, including viral hepatitis
- inflammatory bowel disease
whilst continuing to practise acute general medicine on a regular basis.
One of the most highly regarded physicians in his hospital, Dr Sherman has enormous experience in his field accumulated over 26 years of specialist clinical practice. Furthermore, CMH is known for its challenging clinical medicine, in keeping with its situation in a relatively deprived area of London with a very diverse population.
His regular NHS practice also includes the management of :
- Dyspepsia, including GERD, ulcer disease and H. Pylori infection
- Upper GI and hepato-biliary-pancreatic cancer
- Functional bowel disease including IBS
- Most other areas of gastroenterology
- General internal medicine (acute)