David Viniker qualified from University College Hospital, London. He has held postgraduate training posts at The Royal Postgraduate Teaching Hospital, Hammersmith, The Royal London Hospital, University College Hospital, and The Leicester Royal Infirmary. He is currently Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interests in reproductive endocrinology and infertility,  Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of London.

Gynaecology is a hospital based specialty. In some countries, including the UK, women must first see a general practitioner (GP; also known as a family practitioner who refers them to the gynaecologist as required.

His early research interests focused on perinatal cerebral function monitoring, and this culminated in an MD from the University of London and The Blair-Bell Memorial Lecture at The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

David Viniker has introduced the hypothesis that sub-clinical bacteria could provide a plausible explanation for several obstetric and gynaecological enigmas including unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and blood pressure problems (preeclampsia) associated with pregnancy.9901  Others have more recently come to a similar conclusion with regards to preeclampsia.0001, 0601, 0802080308040805 There may be a relationship between miscarriage and subsequent obstetric complications.0801

His publications include “frequently Asked Questions On Women’s Health” and “Practical Guide to Reproductive Medicine” which he co-edited. Although primarily a clinical obstetrician and gynaecologist, he continues to enjoy undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.  

MB BS University College Hospital, London. May 1971
 MRCOG Member Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists, London. January       1976
 MD University of London  July 1983
 FRCOGFellow Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists, London. June 1995
Recent Posts:  Associate Medical Director, The BUPA Roding Hospital Fertility Unit, Redbridge, Essex (1990 ? 2001)
  Consultant Advisor to the Essex Fertility Unit, Holly House Hospital, Buckhurst Hill, Essex (2001-2004).
Training:House PhysicianUniversity College Hospital, London 
 SHO Gynaecology University College Hospital, London
 SHO Obstetrics The Royal Postgraduate Hospital, The Hammersmith Hospital, London 
 SHO ObstetricsUniversity College Hospital, London 
 RegistrarThe London Hospital
 RegistrarUniversity College Hospital, London
 Research Senior RegistrarUniversity College Hospital, London 
 Senior RegistrarLeicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital
Academic Distinctions: Fetal Electroencephalography: So Near Yet So Far. The Blair-Bell Memorial Lecture (1984). The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaeologists. London


PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE         Editors: Rainsbury PA and Viniker DA   –    Parthenon, New York and Carnforth, Lancashire, 1997.        (Chapters by D. A.Viniker):   

Reproductive Medicine: Basic Concepts
Investigation for Infertility Management.
Infertility treatment.
The Outcome of Infertility Treatment
Menorrhagia and Dysfunctional Uterine Bleedng.
The Climacteric and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Computer Applications in Reproductive Medicine

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON WOMEN?S HEALTH ANSWERED BY DAVID A VINIKER MD FRCOG – DAVINK Publications, London  2003. A 300 page book written for patients.

The Fetal EEG (Detection of Oxygen Deprivation). Viniker DA British Journal of Hospital Medicine 22: 504-510 (1979).  

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring with the Cerebral Function Monitor. Maynard DE Cohen RJ and Viniker DA British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 85:941-7 (1979). 

Fetal Electroencephalography: An Intrapartum Fetal Monitor? Viniker DA In: Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Measurements. Editor Rolfe P Pitman Medical, London Pages 307-314 (1980)

 The Arrest of Premature Labour Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 18: 34-6 (1980) 

Monitoring the Neonate with the Cerebral Function Monitor. Viniker DA Bromley IE and Maynard DE In: Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Measurements. Editor Rolfe P Pitman Medical, London Pages 297-306 (1980).

Carcinosarcoma of the Fallopian Tube. A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Viniker DA Mantell BS and Greenstein R. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 87: 530-4 (1980)

Cerebral Function Monitor Studies in neonates. Viniker DA Maynard DE and Scott D Clinical Electroencephalography 15: 185-192 (1984).

Intrauterine Growth Retardation Viniker DA Mukherjee P (L.) British Medical Journal 291:1201 1985 

Human Fetal Electroencephalography Viniker DA In Perinatal Medicine: Problems and Controversies, Editors Di Renzo GC and Hawkins DF Raven Press New York Pages 37-43 (1986)   

Fetal Intrapartum Electro-encephalography. Viniker DA In Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh and New York Editors Levene Bennett and Punt Pages 191-196 (1988)

Extra-uterine decidual reaction in pregnancy mimicking advanced ovarian carcinoma. Sultan AH Meyer L Akosa AB and Viniker DA Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 15:98-99 (1995)

Breast cancer and hormonal supplements in postmenopausal women: Benefits probably outweigh risks.   Viniker DA British Medical Journal 311,1504-5 (1996) (correspondence).  

GPs participation in decisions about non-urgent tertiary referral is appropriate. British Medical Journal 313, 112 (1996) (correspondence).

Late luteal phase dydrogesterone in combination with clomiphene or tamoxifen in the treatment of infertility associated with irregular and infrequent menstruation. Viniker DA Human Reproduction 11 (7) 1435-7   (1996)

Hypothesis on the role of sub-clinical bacteria of the endometrium (bacteria endometrialis) in gynaecological and obstetric enigmas. Viniker DA Human Reproduction Update 5, 373-85 (1999)

Antioxidants and pre-eclampsia. Viniker D and Chattopadhyay B. Lancet 355, 65-66 (2000) (correspondence)

The Role of audit and computers in an ovulation induction programme. Viniker DA In: Practical Guide to Ovulation Induction. (2001) Imperial College Press, London WC2H 9HE. Eds. Sathanandan SM and Jacobs H.

Infections and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Viniker DA  In: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Causes, Controversies and Treatment. Informa Healthcare, London EC2A 4LQ Ed. Howard JA Carp

Membership Of Societies: 

British Fertility SocietyAmerican Society for Reproductive MedicineEuropean Fertility SocietyBritish Menopause SocietyBlair Bell Research SocietyBirmingham and Midland Obstetrics and Gynaecology SocietyThe International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction. 

David Viniker qualified from University College Hospital, London. He has held postgraduate training posts at The Royal Postgraduate Teaching Hospital, Hammersmith, The Royal London Hospital and University College Hospital. He is currently Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with special interests in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

He received his doctorate (MD) from the University of London in 1983 and was awarded the prestigious  Blair-Bell Memorial Lecture (1984) The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaeologists in 1984. He has written many scientific papers and chapters in medical books.

David Viniker Royal Society of Medicine

David speaking at the Royal Society of Medicine at the launch of a book (Practical Guide to Reproductive Medicine) which he co-edited.

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Women's Health

This is the personal website of David A Viniker MD FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist – Specialist Interests – Reproductive Medicine including Infertility, PCOS, PMS, Menopause and HRT.

I do hope that you find the answers to your women’s health questions in the patient information and medical advice provided.


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