Imperial College London

Dr David Laith Rawaf

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Web Editor for the WHO Collaborating Centre



d.rawaf Website




Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





MBBS (MD - Merit), Student President
BSc (Hons) - Psychology, Immunology & Biomedical sciences
MSc - Trauma & Orthopaedic Sciences

Anatomy Demonstrator
Medical and Surgical Simulation Innovator
Core Surgical Trainee - London
Clinical Researcher
Public Health Medical Writer
Digital Health Innovator
Spinal Injuries Advocate & ATLS provider
Personal Tutor
Clinical Knee Research Fellow
EV Innovator
Mechanic and Test Driver

David is an MBBS (MD - Merit), BSc (Hons), MSc graduate and anatomy demonstrator from St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London. Currently whilst working as a Trauma & Orthopaedics Core Surgical Trainee in the London Deanery and previously as an Orthopaedic and A&E Clinical & Education Fellow at University College London Hospital with clerkships at Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore & Chino Valley & Montclair Medical Centres - Los Angeles, he works on creating and maintaining the design aspects for the Imperial College WHO Collaborating Centre (for Public Health Education & Training), Imperial College School of Public Health and the Global Health BSc programme as well as medical writing, research and hosting conferences. He also holds an honorary contract with North Hampshire Hospitals as a Clinical Knee Research Fellow. 

In addition to clinical roles, David is the Clinical Excellence Lead for Inovus Medical, the world-leaders in high-fidelity medical and surgical simulation devices coupled with a ground-breaking platform destined to change the face of training future generations of surgeons.

David has a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and improving training, with his core values driven through long-term experience in driving innovation, improvements through change management through employment of efficiency & safety, and advancements in medical and surgical simulation.

In his spare time, David is an avid session musician & enjoys keeping fit!



Imperial College WHO Collaborating Centre

Arab Public Health Association


International Conference of Primary Care & Public Health [expired]

Imperial College School of Public Health


Rekinekt (Spinal, Nerve Brain injuries)



Graetz N, Woyczynski L, Wilson KF, et al., 2021, Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries, Nature, ISSN:0028-0836

Ward JL, Azzopardi PS, Francis KL, et al., 2021, Global, regional, and national mortality among young people aged 10–24 years, 1950–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, The Lancet, Vol:398, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1593-1618

Micah AE, Cogswell IE, Cunningham B, et al., 2021, Tracking development assistance for health and for COVID-19: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 204 countries and territories, 1990–2050, The Lancet, Vol:398, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1317-1343

Jahagirdar D, Walters MK, Novotney A, et al., 2021, Global, regional, and national sex-specific burden and control of the HIV epidemic, 1990–2019, for 204 countries and territories: the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019, The Lancet Hiv, Vol:8, ISSN:2352-3018, Pages:e633-e651


Khanzada A, Mousa A, Thompson R, et al., 2021, The Association between GDP and non-communicable disease mortality in the WHO European Region, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, ISSN:1101-1262

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