Dr David Steedman




Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian.

Consultant in Surgery, NHS Lothian.


David Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1979.  He trained as a Registrar and Senior Registrar in Edinburgh and a brief period in Queensland, Australia.   David was appointed as substantive Consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1990.

David was the Clinical Director/Lead for the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh between 2001 -2008.  

David’s MD thesis focused on the Medic One Accident Flying Squad.   He was a member of the Flying Squad Team which responded to the Lockerbie Air Disaster, the Kurdish Refugee Crisis and the Guthrie Street tenement collapse.

David is the author of an Emergency Medicine textbook, several book chapters and author/co-author of 50 papers in peer review journals.

David has been the recipient of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow Travelling Fellowship, the 3M Research Award and the Emergency Medicine Research Society Scholarship.   He has chaired and served on several Committees of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Emergency Medicine Research Society, the Faculty of Emergency Medicine and the College of Emergency Medicine.

David is a sports car and motor cycle enthusiast.  He lives with his wife, 3 children and Baxter, all of whom play better golf than him (not the dog) much to his embarrassment.

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