Mr Alex Turner
Consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon
BSc MB ChB FRCS (Paeds) FEAPU PhD
I qualified in medicine in Leeds in 2000 and trained as a paediatric surgeon in Manchester and Liverpool.
I specialised in paediatric urology through an ESPU-recognised National Fellowship in paediatric urology in Leeds. My PhD in tissue engineering of the bladder attracted the best thesis award from the European Society for Paediatric Urology and the best paper by a young urologist award from the European Association of Urology.
I am a fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urologists and currently work at the Leeds Children’s Hospital as a consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon.
My interests include genital reconstruction for disorders of sexual differentiation including hypospadias, bladder and kidney surgery and minimally invasive techniques utilising the Da Vinci Robotic device. I perform a wide range of general paediatric surgical and urological procedures.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Turner at Spire include:
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.
BSc / University of Leeds / 1997
Bachelor of Science
MB ChB / University of Leeds / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
PhD / University of York / 2008
Doctor of Philosophy
FRCS (Paeds) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2017
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Paediatrics
FEAPU / Leuven, Belgium, ESPU / 2018
Fellow, European Academy of Paediatric Urology
Administrative lead in the department of Paediatric Urology, Leeds Children’s Hospital
Consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary clinical lecturer, University of Leeds
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and watching their sporting activities! I enjoy motorsport and, originating from Manchester, following my home team of Manchester City. I am a keen walker, spending as much time as possible in the Lake District. I am a member of the Governing Body of Yarm School, Yarm, including Nursery, Early School and Preparatory School (also Director of the Company and Trustee of the Charity). As a recipient of the Rank Foundation Fellowship myself in the past, I am keen to encourage and advise the next generation of young people as they prepare for their working life.