Dr Ruchit Sood
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist
MBChB, MD, FRCP
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Spire Leeds Hospital, with expertise in all areas related to the gullet, stomach, bowel and liver.
My particular expertise is in the assessment and endoscopic treatment of non-cancerous and cancerous lesions involving the gullet, stomach and bowel, as well as in the treatment of IBD.
I qualified from the University of Sheffield and then moved to Leeds to pursue my gastroenterology training, during which time I completed an advanced interventional endoscopy fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
I was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) research degree from the University of Leeds for my contribution towards work in differentiating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from other bowel disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
I am a nationally accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) colonoscopist and I am the Clinical Lead for the BCSP in Leeds. I am also the Clinical Lead for Gastrointestinal Bleed Service delivery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
I am passionate about teaching and I am involved in the training of gastroenterologists and surgeons at regional, national and international conferences and workshops.
Spire Leeds Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBChB / University of Sheffield / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MD / University of Leeds / 2017
Doctor of Medicine
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2018
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
Lead for Bowel Cancer Screening at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Lead for Gastrointestinal Bleed Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
I have a wide range of research interests, resulting in more than 45 peer-reviewed publications in endoscopy, IBS, IBD and gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as more than 30 presentations at national and international conferences.
My research profile is available to view at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruchit_Sood
I am married with two children. I enjoy cycling, running and walks in the countryside with my family.