Consultant Profile

Miss Sonia Wakelin

Miss Sonia Wakelin MBChB BSc (Hons) PhD FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Groin and other hernia repairs
Gallstone surgery
Skin lesions
Renal transplantation
Haemodialysis access surgery
Peritoneal dialysis surgery

Research interests:

Kidney transplantation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Surgeon, General surgery and renal transplantation, Queen Alexandra Hospital

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Transplantation Society
Medical Defence Union

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Eve Lineham
Private secretary telephone number:
02392 456003
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Sonia Wakelin graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997 and completed her higher surgical training in Scotland. During her training, she undertook  a period of research investigating the mechanisms of long term kidney loss in transplant patients. This led to the award of a PhD in 2006. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 and has been a Consultant Surgeon in Portmsouth since February 2011.

In the NHS her practice includes a range of general elective and emergency surgery with the majority of the former (gallbladder and hernia operations) being undertaken as daycase procedures. Outside general surgery, her specialist interests are kidney transplantation and general surgery in transplant recipients. She also performs dialysis access procedures including peritoneal dialysis catheter insertions and fistula formation.

Personal profile:

Sonia Wakelin is married with two young children. She enjoys walking and running in the hills and has a love of the outdoors. She also enjoys art, opera and her garden.

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