Gabriel Weston was born in 1970. She went to Edinburgh University to read English and from there to medical school in London. She graduated as a doctor in 2000 and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. She now works as a part-time ENT surgeon and has also worked as a prime-time TV doctor for over five years. She was the sole presenter of the six-part series Incredible Medicine: Doctor Weston's Casebook (BBC2), and is about to start filming her seventh series of Trust Me I'm a Doctor (BBC2).
She is the author of Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story (Cape, 2009) — which won the PEN Ackerley Prize and was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award — and a novel, Dirty Work (2013). She lives in London with her husband and four children.