Dr Oscar  Duke

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Oscar first appeared on TV in the Channel 4 series 24 Hours in A&E. The medical doctor and broadcaster has also appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, and co-hosted The Surgery on BBC Radio 1.


Dr Oscar Duke champions overcoming adversities and empowers people with disabilities to achieve success. Fascinated by the fusion of medicine and media, he picks apart the complex science to reveal the human story that hides beneath every disease or condition. Born with the genetic condition of Albinism, Oscar understands the challenges faced by patients with disease and disability. Through grit, charm, and determination he proved naysayers wrong and was able to achieve his ambition to becoming a doctor and follow his passion to make the complicated world of medicine accessible and demystified.

He featured in the Channel 4 series 24 Hours in A&E, and then went on to present the award-winning documentary for BBC2, Born Too White, which was an immersive exposé of the mutilation and murder of people living with Albinism in East Africa. Oscar has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, co-hosted The Surgery on BBC Radio 1, and presents across the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4. He is the author of How to be a Dad: The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Dirty Nappies.

After graduating medical school Oscar has worked in emergency departments, an inpatient addictions unit; a heart-lung transplant centre, and at the UK’s busiest sexual health clinic. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians & the Royal College of General Practitioners and has a Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine as well as a Diploma in Family Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health.

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