David Fitzmaurice is a GP, Professor and Head of Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences at The University of Birmingham. He has a long-standing research interest in cardiovascular disease, in particular oral anticoagulation management.
He was one of the first GPs awarded an MRC Career Scientist Award based on this research, enabling him to develop as one of the primary care research leaders of today. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed academic journal papers, edits a textbook of oral anticoagulation (which is now in its third edition) and regularly contributes to academic textbooks in both primary care and cardiovascular disease.
In addition Professor Fitzmaurice has a substantial teaching commitment as teaching lead for The School of Health and Population Sciences within the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He is primary care advisor
for several NICE guidelines (including the current Guidelines Development Group for atrial fibrillation), author of UK guidelines for patient self-management for oral anticoagulation, co-author of a recent systematic review of cost-effectiveness of self-management of oral anticoagulation for HTA and primary care advisor to the NHS Heart Improvement Programme.