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Dr David Tucker - Haematology

Dr David Tucker is a Consultant Haematologist in Truro, Duchy Hospital

Clinical interests

I trained at Bristol Medical school and was appointed as a substantive consultant haematologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro in February 2019 having completed my training and post-doctorate research fellowship in the South West.  

My areas of special interest are Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, myelodysplasia and general haematology.  

I am particularly active in clinical research:  I am the regional lead for non-malignant haematology research for the Clinical Research Network and the Department Lead for research in haematology at Royal Cornwall Hospital.  I have written and published thirty seven peer reviewed research articles (including 4 in 2020) with a particular interest in lymphoma.

I have won a national award in research for my work including my contribution to HaemSTAR, a national research network for haematologists in training and have been shortlisted for the 2020 Clinical Research Network Research Team Award.  

I am also an enthusiastic teacher of evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal of scientific literature.  Outside of medicine, my main interests are being with my wife and young family, playing music and enjoying the Cornish countryside.

Academic background

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath)

Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)

Master of Philosophy (MD)

Batchelor of Science (with honours) in Medical Microbiology

Doctor of Medicine (with honours) (MB ChB Hons)

Professional Memberships

British Society for Haematology

British Medical Association

General Medical Council (Specialist Register)

NHS base

Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Clinic Times

Thursday 4 – 7pm