Mr Azad Najmaldin

Consultant paediatric surgeon

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Azad Najmaldin at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I received higher surgical training at the Wessex Regional Centre for Paediatric Surgery, England and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. I also obtained a higher surgical degree at Southampton University. I was appointed as a consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 1992.

I introduced and popularised minimally invasive and robotic surgery in children in the UK and beyond. I also introduced and/or modified several techniques in laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robotic surgery as well as techniques for penile reconstruction and hypospadias surgery. I am regularly invited to speak to learning groups and societies, and I am also a visiting surgeon and mentor to national and international paediatric surgery centres. In addition, I regularly organise, direct and teach at national and international training surgical workshops. I am also an examiner for the specialist examination in paediatric surgery. I am the founder of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (past president) and I'm the founder and current president of the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.

To-date I have published 52 articles, 107 abstracts, 4 CD Roms, several online publications, 28 book chapters and 3 surgical books. I also regularly review for scientific journals and I am an editorial board member for 2 international and. 1 online journals. I also produced the first report on the role of simulation in paediatric surgical training for the speciality advisory committee at the Royal college of Surgeons, UK. As well as accepting GP and tertiary referrals, I also provide medico-legal reports.

Clinical Interests

Hypospadias surgery
Paediatric urology
Paediatric laparascopic surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary Christine Kirkham
Private secretary telephone 07784 476138
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Paediatric surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Urologists
British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB
European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons
European Society of Paediatric Urologists
European Paediatric surgery Association

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Current NHS posts

Consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
Honorary lecturer, University of Leeds

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Personal Profile

I am married with 3 children. In my spare time I enjoy sketching, water colour painting, skiing and watching rugby.

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