Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud

Sport and exercise medicine physician


Specialises in

I am a consultant in sports and exercise medicine at Spire Leeds Hospital. I specialise in tendon problems, rehabilitation and exercise therapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound and injection therapy, and teach these disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I graduated in medicine in 2007 at the University of Manchester and have since gained specialist qualifications in sport and exercise medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound at the University of Bath and University of Bournemouth.

I have worked in elite sport since 2007 in the Rugby League Super League, Premiership Rugby Union, Premiership Football and UK Athletics. I am the current lead doctor for England Rugby League and England Partially Sighted Futsal. I was also lucky enough to be the field of play team leader at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the football held at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

I am also a reviewer for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for sport and exercise medicine and try my best to practice what I preach!


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Marwan Al-Dawoud at Spire include:

Sports and exercise medicine

Other treatments

  • Hydrodistension injection for frozen shoulder

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Sports medicine

Special Clinical Interests: Sports injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChb / University of Manchester / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCGP / Yorkshire Deanery / 2013
Member of Royal College of General Practitioners

DipSEM / University of Bath / 2013
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine

MFSEM / Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, UK / 2015
Member of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine

PGCert MSK US / Bournemouth University / 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Professional memberships

Royal College of General Practitioners

Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK

United Kingdom Association of Doctors in Sport

Faculty of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Bournemouth University

Current NHS posts

Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician, East Lancashire NHS Trust
Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician, Connect Health
Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician, University of Manchester

Personal profile

I am keen sportsman and regularly keep fit by going to the gym, mountain biking, rock climbing and playing squash. I also enjoy playing the guitar, piano and writing music. I have a 5 year old son who is my world and so far he’s taking after his daddy with musical interests and hobbies.

Contact information

Telephone Insured patients 0113 218 5908/9, self-pay patients 0113 218 5967
Email info@spireleeds.com
Private secretary Sally Beaumont
Private secretary telephone 0790 052 5675
Private secretary email sally.beaumont@nhs.net