Dr David Carruthers
Medial professional standards, clinical governance, medical staffing, medical education training and development, research, development and innovation, clinical strategy development, clinical liaison with external bodies, clinical administration systems.
Experience/Areas of Interest
David, who trained in London and spent two and a half years in New Zealand, undertook his PhD at the University of Birmingham looking at immune mechanisms in rheumatoid arthritis and then took up a consultant rheumatology position at our organisation in 2000. Since then, he has helped to develop the service which is the clinical academic centre for rheumatology in Birmingham, with a strong research base for arthritis and lupus, as well as providing care for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions to local residents. David’s clinical work in vasculitis means SWBH is recognised as a regional centre for vasculitis and he contributes to the national centre for Behcet’s disease.
Dr Carruthers also has a passion for research and education.