Dr Mark Aldersley
Consultant in gastroenterology and liver disease
BM PhD FRCP
I graduated from Southampton University Medical School in 1987. I trained first in general medicine and then in gastroenterology and hepatology. Much of my training was in Yorkshire both in Leeds and the surrounding area. I studied for a PhD at Leeds University in the field of molecular biology and gastroenterology and was awarded my thesis in 2002.
I was appointed as a consultant in gastroenterology/hepatology in Coventry and Birmingham in 1999. For a five year period I worked in both general gastroenterology and also set up a specialist hepatology service. However, I was keen to return to Leeds when the opportunity became available in 2005. Having worked in different centres as a consultant, I have a broad experience in gastroenterology/hepatology, along with endoscopic interests which include enteroscopy and endoscopic ultrasound of the GI tract (oesophageal, gastric and pancreaticobiliary).
I am a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. I regularly lecture to medical students, GI trainees, general practitioners and patient support groups.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Mark Aldersley at Spire include:
Liver, bile duct, kidney and pancreas treatments
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
Consultant in gastroenterology and liver disease, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds
I am married to Helen, a liver transplant nurse specialist at St James' University Hospital, Leeds. My main interests outside medicine involve sport. A former international runner, I still travel to watch sports events both locally and internationally. I enjoy participating in running, cycling and squash events. I am also a keen pub quiz participant and enjoy hill walking with my dog 'Ronnie the Retriever'. In quieter moments I enjoy reading and gardening.