David Rickards, FRCR, FFRDSA
Consultant Uroradiologist, University College Hospitals London
General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Fellow Royal College of Radiologists UK
Honorary Fellow Pakistan Radiology Society
Medical degree from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London
Radiology degree Faculty of Radiologists, South Africa
Radiology Degree, Royal College, London
Born in Wolverhampton, trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and qualified in 1972. After junior posts in medicine and surgery in Wolverhampton, Manchester and Winchester, embarked on a career in Radiology at the University of Natal, South Africa. Became a fellow by examination of the Faculty of Radiologists, South Africa.
Returned to the UK to be a lecturer in Radiology at the University of Manchester and 2 years later became a senior lecturer in the same department whilst doing clinical work at the Whithington and Christie Hospitals in Manchester.
Dr Rickards then took up his consultant post and the Middlesex Hospital in London responsible for uroradiology and introducing prostatic ultrasound and interventional techniques. He has remained in the same post for 25 years although the Middlesex has been amalgamated with University College Hospital.
Register for Urology, the FRCS (Urol), in 2001.He is the author of several books on uroradiological topics and many peer-reviewed papers.
Dr Rickards has been on the Council of the British Association of Urologists for the past 8 years and is a past medical director within UCLH.