David Wood

Consultant physician and clinical toxicologist


David Wood is a consultant physician and clinical toxicologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and reader in clinical toxicology at King's College London.

He is a co-opted member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

He is an expert advisor on recreational drugs and new psychoactive substances to the:

  • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (ECMDDA)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 

Education and training

  • Certificate of completion of specialist training in general (internal) medicine and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, 2007
  • MD, University of London, 2005
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), 2000
  • Medicine and surgery (MB ChB) honours, University of Bristol, 1997
  • Pharmacology BSc 1st-Class Honours, University of Bristol,1994

Research interests

  • Epidemiology of and short-term harm related to the misuse of recreational drugs
  • New psychoactive substances and prescription medicine and the short-term harms related to their misuse, the European Drug Emergency Network (Euro-DEN)
  • Project and collaborative work with the US RADARS system


  • Fellowship of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (FAACT), 2018
  • Fellowship of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologist (FEAPCCT), 2015
  • Fellowship of the British Pharmacological Society (FBPhS), 2012
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), 2012
  • Fellowship of the American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT), 2012

Last updated: September 2022

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