Internationally acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on bone health, Professor David Reid has authored over 300 original papers and reviews. He is a Volunteer Ambassador of the National Osteoporosis Society


Professional medical qualifications

Professor David Reid qualified as a doctor in from the University of Aberdeen in 1975, and gained Membership of the Royal College Physicians in 1978. In 1985, Professor Reid completed a postgraduate research degree in medicine (MD) from the University of Aberdeen in 1985, and also has Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (1989) and London (2004).


Professional medical experience

Previously Head of the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University, Professor Reid is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen, and has thirty years experience in the field. A world renowned expert on osteoporosis, the professor has a particular interest on bone densitometry. He practices privately in London at 25 Harley Street. An expert in the clinical application of dual-energy x-ray (DXA) scanning.

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.  

Specialising in: 

“Identifying those people who have bone fractures as a result of osteoporosis or who may be at future risk of fracture is very important as integrated treatment can make a very real difference. Using dual energy x-ray (DXA) scanning to measure bone density is invaluable and this is why I am passionate about the benefits of this technology."


Professor David Reid has expertise in:

  • One Stop Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Service
  • DEXA (Bone Densitometry Scan) interpretation
  • Post fracture risk assessment (fracture liaison service),
  • Glucocorticoid Osteoporosis
  • Secondary causes of osteoporosis
  • Lifestyle management
  • Drug treatment and follow up

Professor David Reid's Places of Practice


London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street

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