Consultant Profile

Professor Alex Ford

Professor Alex Ford MBChB MD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Motility disorder
Special clinical interests:

Irritable bowel syndrome
Inflammatory bowel disease
Coeliac disease
Reflux disease
Barrett's oesophagus
Peptic ulcer disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Chronic constipation
Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Year of first medical qualification:
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Julie Mackintosh
Private secretary telephone number:
07776 223270
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Alex Ford qualified from the University of Leeds in 1997. During his registrar training he conducted a 2-year period of research funded by the Medical Research Council, obtaining an MD from Leeds University. From October 2007 to September 2008 he completed a sabbatical year in the Gastroenterology Division of McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds in January 2010.

His clinical and academic areas of expertise include the investigation and treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus, dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, and inflammatory bowel disease. He performs upper endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Personal profile:

Professor Alex Ford is married, and lives in Leeds. He enjoys reading literature, listening to music and has a passion for travelling, ever since he explored South Africa extensively whilst on his medical elective as a final year student.

In a 4-month break between jobs in 1998 he took the opportunity to visit Chile, Peru, Argentina, Australia, and Hong Kong. During his time as a research fellow, he travelled around the South Island of New Zealand for 1 month. More recently he has backpacked around Cambodia and Vietnam, spent 2 weeks exploring Japan, and 1 month travelling in the Malaysian peninsula and Malaysian Borneo.

Whilst a clinical fellow in Canada he toured the country extensively, visiting Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia

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Professor Alex Ford

Professor Alex Ford Gastroenterology Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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