Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Dr David Watkins

Consultant Medical Oncologist MB BS

Specialism: Gastrointestinal

Available at: Sutton

Special interests:

  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatobiliary cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
  • Malignancy of unknown origin 


Dr David Watkins is a Consultant Medical Oncologist based at The Royal Marsden, Sutton, specialising in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Dr Watkins completed his medical training at St George’s Hospital Medical School and undertook specialist oncology training at The Royal Marsden, The Kent Oncology Centre and St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Guildford. He was appointed as a Consultant at The Royal Marsden in 2012 and is the Acute Oncology lead for Epsom St Helier NHS Trust.

He is an active contributor to research through peer review journals and has given international oral conference presentations. His research interests are focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for gastrointestinal malignancies. He is the principle investigator for a number of clinical trials and sits on trial management groups and independent data monitoring committees.

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