Professor Clifford Leen

Consultant Physician & Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

MB ChB, MD(Ed), FRCP(Ed), FRCP(Lon)


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I qualified in the University of Edinburgh and trained in general medicine and infectious diseases in Edinburgh, Manchester and London before taking up the post of consultant in the regional infectious diseases unit based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh in 1989. I am Honorary Professor of Infectious Diseases at Edinburgh University (since 2009).

My research interests include the evaluation of antiviral drug resistance, the management of opportunistic infections and the evaluation of anti-infectives (antibiotics, anti-viral agents and anti-fungal agents). I am the lead clinician for clinical research in the regional infectious diseases unit in Edinburgh.

I was appointed to serve on the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS to advise the four Chief Medical Officers on matters relating to HIV and AIDS (2007-2011).

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Clifford Leen at Spire include:

General medicine

Other treatments

  • General medicine and infectious diseases
  • Infection related problems
  • Hepatitis A, B C and delta
  • Recurrent or chronic infections
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lyme disease
  • Urinary tract infection

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General medicine
Infectious diseases

Immunodeficiency Hepatitis C

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London

Vice-Chair of the British HIV Association

Member of the British Infection Association

Member of the Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Executive Management Committee

Research and publications

Antibiotics, antivirals.

Current NHS posts

Honorary Professor of Infections Diseases, University of Edinburgh
Consultant Physician, Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian

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