David Dunger received training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Between 1986 and 2000 he was Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, and later Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.
In 2000 he moved to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge to take up The Second Chair in Paediatrics. He has a particular interest in the pathophysiology of diabetes during childhood and adolescence and the genetic environmental interactions which determine size at birth and childhood growth. His research group are co-ordinating the follow up of large paediatric cohorts designed to investigate the genetics and pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications