David McArthur is a Consultant General Surgeon at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in 1998 at Birmingham University with Honours in Surgery. In between junior and senior house-jobs in the Midlands, he lectured in anatomy at Birmingham University. He subsequently undertook a period of research into the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by Warwick University.
After registrar training in the West Midlands, he secured an Association of Coloproctology of GB&I Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Leeds, working with Peter Sagar, gaining considerable experience of advanced laparoscopic techniques, including ileo-anal pouches. Additionally, he developed a specialist interest in the surgical management of advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. He has published and presented widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions.
On completion of training, David McArthur took up post as Consultant Surgeon in July 2011. He has had a key role in advancing laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Heartlands Hospital and setting up a service for patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. He is on the teaching faculty of a number of postgraduate courses and has a continuing interest in clinical research.