David Wilkie (1882)
- Category : 1882-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 2
Scottish medical doctor, known to friends and colleagues as DPD, who was among the first of the new breed of professors of surgery appointed at a relatively young age to develop surgical research and undergraduate teaching. At the University of Edinburgh, he established a surgical research laboratory from which was to emerge a cohort of young surgical researchers destined to become the largest dynasty of surgical professors yet seen in the British Isles. He is widely regarded as the father of British academic surgery. He died of stomach cancer whilst on a trip to London on 28 August 1938, aged 55.