Having studied at Cambridge University and Westminster Hospital Medical School, Professor David Oliveira qualified in 1979.
Following five years in a variety of hospital medical jobs, with an emphasis on renal medicine, he completed a PhD in cellular immunology as an Medical Reasearch Council Training Fellow at University College London (UCL).
Professor Oliveira then went to Addenbrooke’s Hospital Medical School in Cambridge on a Lister Institute Research Fellowship and spent the next eight years on a mixture of research and completion of clinical training. During this time he was appointed Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist in 1991.
He was appointed as Foundation Professor of Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1995. He was appointed Dean for Research and Development there and Director of Research and Development at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2001.
In June 2007 Professor Oliveira relinquished the Research and Development posts in order to become Course Director for the new combined MBBS course at St George’s (a combination of the traditional five year course and the graduate entry four year programme). He held this position until November 2013. He also held a position as a Non-Executive Director of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust from December 2005 to December 2013. Currently he is Lead for Clinical Teachers at the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education at St George's.
Professor Oliveira's contribution to undergraduate education was recognised by the Section of Nephrology at the Royal Society of Medicine with the inauguration of the David Oliveira Medical Student Award in 2013.
Professor Oliveira organises undergraduate renal teaching.
He is convener of the 'Life Maintenanc'e module and a responsible examiner for the Medicine MBBS Final OSCE exams.
He is Lead for Clinical Teachers at the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education and an external examiner for the MRes programme at Newcastle University.
Pocket Tutor: Renal Medicine. Oliveira DBG, Banerjee D, Popoola J, MacPhee I, Srivastava S, Jones D, Nelson S. JP Medical Publishers 2013.
- Mathieson PW, Thiru S and Oliveira DBG. Regulatory role of OX22+ T cells in mercury-induced autoimmunity in the Brown Norway rat Journal of Experimental Medicine 1993; 177: 1309-1316.
- Oliveira DBG, Gillespie K, Wolfreys K, Mathieson PW, Qasim F and Coleman JW. Compounds that induce autoimmunity in the Brown Norway rat sensitize mast cells for mediator release and IL-4 expression European Journal of Immunology 1995; 25: 2259-2264.
- Kiely PDW, Pecht I, Oliveira DBG. Mercuric chloride-induced vasculitis in the Brown Norway rat: αβ T-cell dependent and independent phases: role of the mast cell. Journal of Immunology 1997; 159: 5100-5106.
With two other clinicians, Professor Oliveira is series editor for an upcoming major series of undergraduate medical textbooks. Together with a postgraduate certificate in education student, he is also authoring the renal medicine volume in the series.