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
Clinical Researcher
Public Health Medical Writer
Digital Health Innovator
Medical Device Consulting
Spinal Injuries Advocate & ATLS provider
Personal Tutor
Clinical Knee Research Fellow
Aesthetics procedural simulation
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 Elevtive Registrar and previously as an Orthopaedic Core Trainee and A&E Clinical & Education Fellow at University College London Hospital, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier Hospitals 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 is also heavily involved in medical device & software consulting, including validation, accreditation and approval through bodies such as the FDA.

David has a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and improving training, with his career-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!



Frostad JJ, Nguyen QAP, Baumann MM, et al., 2022, Mapping development and health effects of cooking with solid fuels in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–18: a geospatial modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:10, Pages:e1395-e1411

GBD 2019 LRI Collaborators, 2022, Age-sex differences in the global burden of lower respiratory infections and risk factors, 1990-2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019., Lancet Infect Dis

GBD 2019 Adolescent Transport and Unintentional Injuries Collaborators, 2022, Adolescent transport and unintentional injuries: a systematic analysis using the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019., The Lancet Public Health, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-2667, Pages:e657-e669

Bryazka D, Reitsma MB, Griswold MG, et al., 2022, Population-level risks of alcohol consumption by amount, geography, age, sex, and year: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, The Lancet, Vol:400, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:185-235

GBD 2019 Colorectal Cancer Collaborators, 2022, Global, regional, and national burden of colorectal cancer and its risk factors, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Vol:7, ISSN:2468-1253, Pages:627-647

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