Dr David Naumann went to medical school at the University of Cambridge from 2000 – 2006, during which he also obtained a BA in Neuroscience as part of the “Tripos” examination. He became interested in surgery and completed his examinations to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008.
Dr Naumann was commissioned as an officer in the British Army at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2008. He was the Regimental Medical Officer for the Queen's Royal (Queen’s Own and Royal Irish) Hussars from 2009-2010, in Sennelager, Germany. He deployed as a front-line Medical Officer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and the Royal Gurkha Rifles.
After his return to the UK, Dr Naumann entered surgical training in the West Midlands, during which he took time out of programme to undertake a PhD at the University of Birmingham from 2015 – 2018. He completed his Fellowship exams for the Royal College of Surgeons, and finished training in 2021. He now works as a Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, as well as remaining on readiness for deployment in his military role as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Defence Medical Services and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.
Dr Naumann has been teaching students on the Trauma Sciences MSc since 2015, and now runs the Conflict Module as part of the permament faculty. He also enjoys teaching at the medical school, junior doctors, and surgical trainees.
Dr Naumann is on the Editorial Board for BMJ Military Health, the BJS and BJS Open. He reviews for multiple journals, and has authored >150 peer reviewed articles.