Consultant Profile

Dr Neil Martin

Dr Neil Martin MBChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) MRCP MFSEM MD
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Respiratory Medicine
    • Asthma
    • Chest Medicine
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung disease
    • Respiratory pathology
Special clinical interests:

Diagnosis and management of asthma in elite athletes
Diagnosis and management of pleural disease

Research interests:

Exercise asthma in elite performance athletes

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital Leicester
Medical Advisor World Class Perfomance Programme, British Swimming

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Physicians
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Sue O'Gorman
Private secretary telephone number:
07754 599276
Private secretary email address:
Thursday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Martin started his medical career at Edinburgh University and graduated in 1998 with an Honours degree in Medicine and a first class intercalated BSc in Respiratory Pathology. Since then he has served as a Medical Officer with the Royal Navy including specialist interests in diving medicine, submarine medicine and a tour of Afghanistan.

Dr Martin specialised in Respiratory Medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Leicester to complete an MD in exercise asthma in elite athletes, a topic on which he has published extensively.

Dr Martin is a medical advisor to the world class performance programme for British Swimming and has managed asthma for a number of national and international athletes, especially in the run up to London 2012 where he provided Sports Medicine services at the Aquatics Centre for the Olympic games.

His interests are asthma, exercise asthma, occupational aspects of lung disease, pleural disease and interventional bronchoscopy.

Personal profile:

Outside of work Dr Martin is married to Rachel who works in Leicestershire as a GP. They have three young sons who are all keen sportsmen in their own right. With what little time there remains in the week he is also a keen cyclist, swimmer and runner and is planning to complete both the Dragon Ride (Wales) and Etape du Tour (France) cycle rides as well as trying to rejuvenate his previous interests in Triathlon.

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Dr Neil Martin

Dr Neil Martin Respiratory Medicine Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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