Professor Gershwin Davis earned his BSc, MBBS and PhD at The UWI and did continuing medical education at universities and institutions in the United States and Canada. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Minnesota at Hennepin County Medical Centre U.S.A. and The Stanford Jackson Fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

In 1997, he joined the staff of The UWI, prior to this appointment, he served senior house officer in Medicine and Haematology at the Port of Spain General Hospital. During his tenure at The UWI he has held leadership roles as Head of the Department of Para-Clinical Sciences, Acting Deputy Dean of Basic Health Sciences, Unit Coordinator of Pathology and Microbiology and Chair Subcommittee for Institutional Setting for the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).  He was also consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Scarborough Regional Hospital Tobago 2008-2016.

Professor Davis has authored over 107 publications, including five book chapters and 35 peer-reviewed journal articles. His research interests include investigating biomarkers in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, renal disease and dementia. He is one of the directors and founding members of the Dementia Awareness and Research group Trinidad and Tobago (DARTT). He contribution and publications can be found on the website

Professor Davis holds active membership with different associations such as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry; Associate Member, American Society of Clinical Pathology; He is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Clinical Chemistry and The Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. He is a specialist in chemistry with the American society of Clinical Pathology and a Medical Review officer with the American Association of Medical Review officers. He is also a certified montessori dementia care professional and a certified dementia practitioner.