At Wycombe Hospital he has served as Clinical Director of Medicine, chairman of the Medical Staff Committee and regional representative/secretary for the Oxford region Gut club. He has served as lead gastroenterologist for Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
He is accredited by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as a colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. David Gorard has interests in endoscopy and hepatobiliary disease as well as general gastroenterology. He has published several papers relating to gastroenterology and general medicine in peer-reviewed scientific journals.