Professor David Rees is a consultant in paediatric haematology at King’s College Hospital, London. He has research and clinical interests in paediatric sickle cell disease, and other inherited red cell abnormalities, including porphyrias, thalassaemia and enzymopathies.
He trained at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School and has previously worked in London, Oxford and Sheffield. He spent six years in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford doing research on haemoglobin disorders. He is involved in the care of more than 500 children with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia in southern England and active in clinical and laboratory-based research on haemoglobinopathies. He is a medical adviser to the Sickle Cell Society in the UK.