Dr David Fackrell

(Consultant Oncologist )

Dr David Fackrell qualified in medicine from the University of Warwick in 2006.

Dr David Fackrell BSc, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR specialises in the treatment of urological (prostate, bladder and kidney) and upper gastrointestinal (oesophagus and stomach) cancers. He was appointed a consultant at the University Hospital Birmingham in 2017 and now holds positions at the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Radiologists.

Being an active member of research in all the cancers he treats, David has published a number of peer reviewed papers, book chapters and reports and has also presented nationally and internationally.  He also has a keen interest in medical education.

David’s patients value his empathy, working hard to ensure his patients are involved in the decisions being made and understands their diagnosis and treatment plan fully.


Dr David Fackrell qualified in 2006 in medicine from the University of Warwick. His interest in oncology started before this whilst studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics at the University of Liverpool.

He received his Post Graduate Award in Professional Skills in Healthcare at the University of Warwick in August 2008 and then went on to receive his Diploma in Clinical Oncology at the University of Birmingham in June 2012.

Clinical experience

Dr Frackrell offers a range of treatments for various conditions, including:

  • Prostate diagnostics: PSA test and PCA3 test. He also may order or refer MRI and PSMA PET scans
  • Prostate cancer: brachytherapy, IMRT, hormone therapy and chemotherapy
  • Kidney cancer

 Specialisms and areas of interest

Dr Fackrell’s main area of specialty is prostate cancer,  he is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and of the Royal College of Radiologists of the United Kingdom


Dr David Fackrell’s academic journals

Dr David Fackrell has contributed to a number of academic journals during his career. Among these publications are:

  • Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice
  • The delivery of radical radiotherapy to the bladder and pelvis in node positive (N1) bladder cancer,
  • Medical Student-led Outpatient Clinics: Improving Undergraduate Oncology Education and Radiotherapy in practice – External beam therapy.


  • Treatment of urological cancers
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancers
  • Treatment of urological
  • Upper gastrointestinal cancers