Professor David Reid MBE

Professor David Reid MBE is a Consultant Rheumatologist who has been involved in providing specialist Osteoporosis services with a particular emphasis on bone densitometry for 30 years. He is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was Head of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University. He practices privately in London at 25 Harley Street. Prof Reid has been at the forefront of the clinical application of dual-energy x-ray (DXA) scanning and is widely regarded as a leading international expert in this therapeutic area.

An integrated Osteoporosis service for private patients

Professor Reid is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on bone health and is responsible for heading in collaboration with other specialist Consultants to provide an integrated osteoporosis service in the Private Sector.

He has authored over 300 original papers and reviews on his research interests, which include the utility of bone mass assessment, assessment of risk of fracture, secondary osteoporosis, glucocorticoid osteoporosis and the assessment of long-term disease activity and drug adverse effects in rheumatic diseases.

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. He has been a member of numerous national committees most recently including the UK Medical Schools Council, the UK Health Education Advisory Committee and Scottish Stratified Medicine Innovation Centre Board.  Professor David Reid is Emeritus Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen and was previous Head of the School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University.

Professor Reid is also a Volunteer Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Society.


National Osteoporosis Society



Personal treatment philosophy:

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