David Choi graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1989 with a first class BA degree in Medical Sciences, and studied clinical medicine in Edinburgh (MBChB). He trained in general surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and underwent specialist neurosurgical training at the Glasgow Institute of Neurological Sciences, Atkinson Morley’s hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. He obtained a PhD in neuroregeneration, and was awarded the Hallett Prize medal from the Royal College of Surgeons, London.
His clinical interests include complex spine surgery, spinal tumours, degenerative spinal conditions and disc problems, skull base tumours, skull base endoscopy, and craniocervical junction surgery. He holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology and NHS consultant post at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and was awarded a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council in 2009.