Consultant Profile

Mr Azad Najmaldin

Mr Azad Najmaldin MB ChB MS(Soton) FRCS(Edin) FRCS (Eng)
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric laparoscopic surgery
    • Paediatric urology
Special clinical interests:

General paediatric and neonatal surgery
Paediatric and neonatal  urology
Robotic surgery
Laparoscopy for gastrointestinal conditions
Laparoscopic urology
Male and female genital reconstruction
Urinary stone

Research interests:

Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
Surgical technology
Penile reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary Lecturer, University of Leeds

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Examiner Intercollegiate Board
British Association of Paediatric surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Urologists
British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (Past President)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB & I
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (president)
European Society of Paediatric Urologists
European Paediatric surgery Association
Executive - Paediatric Section of European Medical Specialists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Christine Kirkham
Private secretary telephone number:
07784 476138
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Azad Najmaldin received higher surgical training at the Wessex Regional Centre for Paediatric   Surgery, England  and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He also obtained a higher surgical degree at Southampton University.

Mr Najmaldin was appointed as a consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 1992. He introduced and popularised minimally invasive and robotic surgery in children in the UK and beyond.  He also introduced and/or modified several techniques in laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robotic surgery as well as techniques for penile reconstruction and hypospadias surgery.

Mr Najmaldin is regularly invited to speak to learning groups and societies, and he’s also a visiting surgeon and mentor to national and international paediatric surgery centres.

In addition, Mr Najmaldin  regularly organises, directs and teaches at national and international  training surgical workshops. He is also an examiner for the specialist examination in paediatric surgery.

He is the founder of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (past president) and is the founder and current president of the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.

Mr Najmaldin has to-date published 52 articles, 107 abstracts, 4 CD Roms, several online publications, 28 book chapters and 3 surgical books. He also regularly reviews for scientific  journals, and is an editorial board member for 2 international and 1 online journals.  Mr Najmaldin also produced the first report on the role of simulation in paediatric surgical training for the  speciality advisory committee at the Royal college of Surgeons, UK.

As well as accepting GP and tertiary referrals, Mr Najmaldin also provides medico-legal reports .

Personal profile:

Mr Najmaldin is married with 3 children. In his spare time he enjoys sketching, water colour painting, skiing and watching rugby.

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Mr Azad Najmaldin

Mr Azad Najmaldin Paediatric surgery Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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