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Drake, David

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Honorary consultant paediatric surgeon

David Drake - clinical lead for children's surgery

Area of expertise: neonatal surgery and emergency children's surgery.


  • 1977-1979: senior registrar paediatric surgery - Southampton
  • 1979-1988: consultant paediatric surgeon - Guy's Hospital
  • 1988-2010: consultant paediatric surgeon - Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • 2002-2005: medical director - Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • 2011-2012: visiting paediatric surgeon - Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania
  • 2008-2010: President of British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.

Further information

Education and training

  • 1963-1966: University of Cambridge
  • 1966-1969: Middlesex Hospital Medical School
  • 1976-1977: surgical registrar at St Thomas' Hospital.

Specialist interests

  • neonatal surgery
  • emergency general paediatric surgery
  • team leadership.

Research interests

  • surgical management of gastro-intestinal disorders and anomalies.


Download a list of Mr David Drake's publications (PDF 6Kb).



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