Baylis, Dr Daniel

BSc MB BS MRCP PhDDan Baylis


General internal medicine and medicine for older people


Trauma and orthopaedic medicine

Training and education

  • Bachelor of science - Imperial College London, 2003
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery - Imperial College London, 2004
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians - London, 2008
  • PhD, University of Southampton - 2014


Dr Baylis is a consultant physician and orthogeriatrician who joined the Trust in May 2013. Alongside a team of health professionals, he looks after older and frail people living within the city of Southampton. This includes managing the reason for admission to hospital and creating a longer term plan for ongoing care in the community, when needed. Dr Baylis works closely with community healthcare teams within Solent NHS Trust and primary care to help better support residents within their own homes.

In addition, Dr Baylis runs a syncope clinic, assessing people of all ages who experience unexplained collapse. He works within the emergency department and regional trauma unit at Southampton, providing specialist medical input to patients with complex needs. Dr Baylis is the clinical lead for the medicine for older people care group, integration and for patient flow and discharge across the trust.

Key achievements

  • PhD  - the CaSIO Study. Cachexia: Skeletal muscle loss and inflammation in older women, University of Southampton, 2014

  • NIHR doctoral research fellow, 2010 to 2013
  • Trustee, British Geriatrics Society, 2011 to 2013 

Awards and prizes

  • Chairman’s award for leadership, runner up, 2015
  • Faculty of medicine academic clinical conference, first prize, 2012
  • Distinction in medicine plus Enid Linder foundation prize, 2004
  • Distinction in surgery plus Glazer prize, 2004


Frailty, cachexia and nutrition in older people

  • Bartlett DB, Baylis D, Lord J The age-related increase in low-grade systemic inflammation (inflammaging) is not driven by cytomegalovirus infection. AgingCell 2012 Oct;11(5):912-5. 
  • Baylis D, Syddall H, Sayer AA Immune-endocrine biomarkers as predictors of frailty and mortality: a ten year longitudinal study in community dwelling older people. Age (Dordr). 2012 Mar 3.


  • Baylis D, Bartlett D, Patel H, Roberts H. Inflammaging: Understanding why we age. J longhealth. 2013. 


You can contact Dr Baylis via his secretary on 023 8120 4354 or email