Dr David Newby graduated from the University of Southampton with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1991. Dr Newby is British Heart Foundation John Wheatley Chair of Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh, Director of Research and Development for NHS Lothian, Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Director of the Clinical Research Imaging Centre, and a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Dr Newby was awarded the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians’ Prize, the Croom Lectureship (Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh), the BUPA research award for the best emerging clinical researcher in the UK, the John French Award (British Atherosclerosis Society), the Goodall-Strickland Medal (British Cardiovascular Society), the Parmley Prize (American College of Cardiology) and BMJ Research Awards 2014. He has written several successful educational books that have received major national awards (British Medical Association Book Awards, Highly Commended: Coronary Heart Disease: Your Questions Answered; Society of Authors, First Prize (Richard Asher Prize): Cardiology: An Illustrated Coloured Text). For his research, he and the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2014-2016, and the British Medical Journal Imaging Team of the Year 2017.