Consultant Profile

Dr Ash Samanta

Dr Ash Samanta MBBS, MD, FRCP(E), DM, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Back pain
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
    • Sports injury
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:
Spinal epidurals. Paravertebral block. Nerve blocks. Joint investigations. Joint manipulation. Soft tissue injection, aspiration of joints, cysts and bursae.  
Research interests:
Epidemology of rheumatic diseases. Ethnic variations of disease patterns.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Leicester Royal Infirmary
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians.
Member of The British Society for Rheumatology.
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Judith Wragg
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3041
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Samanta is a consultant rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He was appointed as a consultant in 1990 and has held a number of senior clinical managerial roles, as well as in education and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, he holds national leadership roles in governance and regulation.

A highly experienced rheumatologist, Dr Samanta has been treating patients with rheumatological conditions for over twenty years. He runs a well-established practice based at Spire Leicester Hospital, which is managed by his Personal Assistant, Mrs Judith Wragg. He provides an accessible, friendly and efficient service to patients with a wide variety of rheumatological problems as well as sports injuries.

Dr Samanta treats a wide range of rheumatological conditions at the Spire Leicester Hospital. These include rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease and inflammatory conditions. He has considerable experience in treating sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems including back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, tendinitis and muscle injuries.  Dr Samanta provides a diagnostic and therapeutic service at the Spire Leicester Hospital and undertakes a range of pain relieving procedures, including lumbar, caudal and spinal epidurals, paravertebral spinal blocks and paravertebral joint injections, carpal tunnel injection, nerve blocks, joint injection, aspiration and joint manipulations and soft tissue injections, including injections of tendon sheaths, bursa and epicondylar injections.

 He has an active interest in medical education and research, and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, as well as for the MBBS at Leicester University. His research interests include epidemiology of diseases and ethnic variations of disease patterns and he is published widely in peer reviewed journals. He is actively involved in governance and regulatory issues as well as the interface of medicine and law, and has a number of articles published in these areas.

Personal profile:

Dr Samanta is married and has three sons. His interests outside medicine include travel, drama, classical music, rugby and cricket.

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Dr Ash Samanta

Dr Ash Samanta Rheumatology Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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