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Dr David Gilligan

Consultant clinical oncologist

I am a consultant clinical oncologist at CUH and Royal Papworth Hospital. I am also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
Dr David Gilligan

My current role

I am a consultant clinical oncologist at CUH and Royal Papworth Hospital. I specialise in lung cancer, mesothelioma thymoma, oesophagus and stomach cancer, cancer of unknown primary site and acute oncology.

My main clinical interests are in all aspects of thoracic oncology and upper GI tract cancer and I am an enthusiastic participant in clinical trials.

I am also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Previous history

I trained in pre-clinical medicine at the University of Edinburgh and clinical medicine at the University of Cambridge. I completed my specialist training in oncology at the Christie Hospital, Manchester; Royal Marsden Hospital, and University College Hospitals, London.

Memberships and accreditations

I am a member of the:

  • NCRI lung cancer studies group
  • NHS England lung expert group
  • Senior medical editor at Macmillan
  • Trustee of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation