Dr David John Wilson was BIR president for the period 2014-2016 and a is fellow member of the BIR. Dr Wilson studied physiology at Kings College London and then qualified in medicine from Kings College Hospital, London in 1976. After a variety of training posts in general medicine he transferred to radiology which he studied in Oxford. He was appointed to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Radiologist in 1984. In 2012 he left directly employed NHS practice to run an outsourced NHS and private imaging practice in Oxford. He was appointed as Honorary Consultant Radiologist with a clinical contract at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
His primary interest is in the application of modern imaging techniques to disorders of the locomotor system and spine intervention. He has undertaken original work in the application of diagnostic ultrasound to joint, muscle, and soft tissue disease with particular attention to joint effusion and congenital dysplasia of the hip. He has over 20 years of experience in vertebroplasty and is the author of publications on multicenter controlled trials on the treatment of insufficiency fractures. He has established innovative training courses in the UK in musculoskeletal ultrasound in Oxford and Bath. He teaches internationally and is a leader in the development of ultrasound in musculoskeletal disease and injection techniques in the spine. He has considerable experience in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging and is the Editor of the principle textbook on MSK imaging. As a former President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologist and a previous Medical Director Centre he has wide clinical and research experience.