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Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Yale University

Professor Singer is a Fellow and former member of the Council of the British Pharmacological Society, Secretary of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, President of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, and Chair of the Advisory Board for the journal Health Policy and Technology. He is a member of the European Medicines Agency Health Professionals Working Party.

He gained extensive experience of managing blood pressure while working within the Blood Pressure Units at Charing Cross & Westminster Hospital Medical School, London (1985-1989) and at St George's Hospital Medical School, London (1989-2003). From 2006-9 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the British Hypertension Society.

Professor Singer is interested in drug discovery, vascular mechanisms and non-invasive biomarkers important for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and improving safety and effectiveness in use of medicines. The Pocket Prescriber he co-authors has its 9th edition due in 2015. Its first daughter publication - Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine was published in September 2013. Professor Singer is also interested in promoting better public understanding of new treatments, and the benefits and risks of medicines, including in low resource internatiional settings. He has worked within the HRH programme within the UHC health system in Rwanda.

In 2009 with Michael Hulse he co-founded the annual international Hippocrates Prize and annual ionternational Symposia for Poetry and Medicine. In 2013, he co-founded the International Hippocrates Society for Poetry and Medicine and the Hippocrates Press.


  • 2014–2014
    Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
  • 2003–2013
    Professor, University of Warwick


  • 2013 
    British Pharmacological Society, FBPharmacolS
  • 2000 
    Royal College of Physicians, London, FRCP
  • 1995 
    University of Aberdeen, MD
  • 1982 
    Royal College of Physicians, London, MRCP
  • 1978 
    University of Aberdeen, MBChB
  • 1975 
    University of Aberdeen, BMedBiol (Pathology)


  • 2014
    Cheema E, Sutcliffe P, Singer DR. The impact of interventions by pharmacists in community pharmacies on control of hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. , British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • 2014
    TRJ Nicholson and DRJ Singer. Pocket Prescriber , Taylor-Francis
  • 2014
    Saedon M, Dilshad A, Tiivas C, Virdee D, Hutchinson CE, Singer DR, Imray CH. Prospective validation study of transorbital Doppler ultrasound imaging for the detection of transient cerebral microemboli., Br J Surgery
  • 2013
    DRJ Singer, G Calvo. Clinical Therapeutics and the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics:a new international partnership. , Clinical Therapeutics
  • 2013
    Taylor PC, Clark AJ, Marsh A, Singer DR, Dilly SJ. A chemical genomics approach to identification of interactions between bioactive molecules and alternative reading frame proteins. , Chem Commun (Camb).
  • 2013
    TRJ Nicholson and DRJ Singer. Pocket Prescriber 2013. , Taylor-Francis
  • 2013
    Policy and Pharmacology: the European Association of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. , Pan European Networks: Science & Technology
  • 2013
    Christopher Imray, Pauline Buxton, Mahmud Saedon, Charles Hutchinson, Donald Singer. Regarding intraoperative use of dextran is associated with cardiac complications after carotid endarterectomy, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • 2013
    Anthony Brown, TRJ Nicholson and DRJ Singer. Pocket Prescriber - Emergency Medicine, Taylor-Francis
  • 2013
    The Hippocrates Prize Anthology 2013: selected by judges Theodore Dalrymple, Roger Highfield and Jo Shapcott. Ed. MW Hulse and DRJ Singer. , The Hippocrates Press
  • 2013
    M Saedon, DRJ Singer, R Pang, C Tiivas, CE Hutchinson, CHE Imray. Registry report on kinetics of rescue antiplatelet treatment to abolish cerebral microemboli after carotid endarterectomy, Stroke
  • 2012
    Singer DRJ and Marsh A. Challenges and solutions for personalizing medicines. , Health Policy and Technology
  • 2012
    Singer, DRJ and Watkins J. Companion diagnostics and coupled tests within strategy to personalize use of targeted medicines. , Personalised Medicine
  • 2012
    Singer DRJ. Alexander von Gabain and the European Institute of Innovation & Technology , Health Policy and Technology
  • 2012
    Singer DRJ. Sir Michael Rawlins and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. , Health Policy and Technology
  • 2011
    DRJ Singer. The personal touch: progress in personalized medicine , Public Service Review
  • 2010
    DRJ Singer and M Hulse. The art of medicine. Poetry, medicine, and the International Hippocrates Prize, The Lancet
  • 2010
    Finding a niche with personalized generics: opportunities from systems-based therapeutic delivery in hypertension, Therapeutic Delivery
  • 2010
    John Watkins, Andrew Marsh, Paul C Taylor, Donald RJ Singer. Personalized medicine: the impact on chemistry , Therapeutic Delivery

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Warwick Evidence: Technology Assessment Review Centre, 2011 – 2015. Contract to undertake technology assessment reviews (TARs)
    Co-applicant and Steering Group member
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for Health Research