Mr David Milligan MB BS, DCH, MRCP, FRCPCH, BA, MD(Canada)

Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, Newcastle University

Dr Milligan was a consultant neonatal paediatrician in a leading academic centre in the UK from 1982 to 2013. His area of specific clinical expertise outside the immediate environment of newborn intensive care was the developmental assessment of very premature babies. His clinical training was undertaken in London (Great Ormond Street, Queen Charlotte's, the London, and University College Hospitals) and in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children. He carried out research in London (1975) and Toronto (1977 -79) investigating blood flow to the brain in newborn babies and lung function in children. He has published over fifty original articles and two text book chapters.

He has been involved at a national level in workforce planning, provision of neonatal intensive care services and paediatric education. He is a paediatric assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service, a reviewer of services for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a specialist adviser for the Care Quality Commission.

Dr Milligan is expert in the following fields:

  • Newborn baby

  • Lung diseases of newborn

  • Premature babies

  • Ventilation of newborn

  • Birth asphyxia

  • Infection in newborn

  • Birth trauma

  • Jaundice in newborn

  • Resuscitation of newborn

  • Fluid balance and nutrition in newborn

  • Brain injury

  • Transport of newborn

  • Neurodevelopment

  • Neonatal intensive care

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Complications of intensive care