Mrs Dominique Davidson

Current Posts

Lead Consultant Hand Surgeon:
Lothian Regional Hand Service, St John’s Hospital.

Honorary Clinical Lecturer:
The University of Edinburgh.

Year of first medical qualification


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

General Medical Council (GMC)

Medical Defence Union (MDCU)

British Medical Association (BMA)

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)

Professional Profile

Dominique graduated from Oxford and completed her plastic surgical training surgery in London and Glasgow. She developed an early interest in hand surgery, and completed hand fellowships at the Hand Unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and at the Windsor Hand Clinic.

Since 2006, she has been Lead Hand Consultant of the Regional Lothian Hand Service in St John’s Hospital, where she deals with all aspects of adult hand and wrist surgery. Her areas of clinic interest include Dupuytren’s disease (including needle fasciotomy, injection treatment, open surgery, complex recurrence), carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tendon reconstructions. She is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons plastic surgery fellowship examination.

Dominique has a strong research background. Her postgraduate research at Oxford University, into the molecular genetics of craniofacial and limb disorders, resulted in a DPhil, and she was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has published extensively in surgical journals (hand surgery, plastic surgery and orthopaedic journals), and in scientific journals (e.g The Lancet, Nature Genetics). She lectures internationally, particularly on Dupuytren’s disease. Her current research interests include cutting edge development of new treatments for Dupuytren’s disease, and the treatment of thumb-base arthritis. She holds an honorary clinical lecturer position with the University of Edinburgh.

Personal Profile

In the midst of an enjoyable surgical career in England, Dominique had the dubious fortune of meeting and marrying a Scot. Now an honorary Edinburghian, albeit of Irish descent, she does her best to bring up her three children in the tartan tradition. Unfortunately, old habits die hard-the house is split during the Six Nations.