David joined the 59ers in January 1961. He went on to University College Hospital London in 1966 to study medicine.


Qualified 1971 MB BS. His posts included House Physician and SHO in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – UCH and the Royal Post Graduate Medical School, Registrar – The London Hospital, Research Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology UCH and Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Leicester Hospitals. He was Consultant Obstetrican and Gynaecologist at Whipps Cross Hospital – retiring June 2012.

Developed special interests in

  • Reproductive Medicine including infertility, PCOS, PMS and the menopause.
  • Computing and education for patients and medical students. I led organising groups working on IT systems for administration, theatre modules and maternity modules for London and Essex.

Academic Achievements

MRCOG – 1976; MD 1983; FRCOG 1993

He was awarded the Blair-Bell Memorial Lecture at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 1983.

Publications include:-

Co-Edited Reproductive Medicine – available on Amazon.co.uk

Frequently asked Questions on Women’s Health

Chapters in several medical books and over 20 articles in medical literature.

Family and Friends

Married Simone and we have two children – Barry and Sheryl. One grand-daughter – Hope.

Remained good friends with Brian Ashton (Abrahams), Bob Caplin, David Patchick, Howard Rimmer from HDS and in contact with several others from days at school.


Travelling, listening to Classical Music Web ~Design and Search Engine Optimisation.

I am the Web Designer for www.cloveclub.com


59ers Reunion 30th November 2014 copy

A Reunion Lunch is being organised by Gary Gray, Brian Ashton (Abrahams), Ray Backman, Keith Quinton and David Viniker.

Venue – Reubens Restaurant 79 Baker Street London W1U 6RG

Date – Sunday 30th November 2014 12.30

Please contact Gary Gray for further details – garygrayuk@gmail.com


David’s Websites:-


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