Dr Neil Martin
Consultant Physician - Respiratory Medicine
MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRCP, MFSEM, MD
I started my medical career at Edinburgh University and graduated in 1998 with an honours degree in medicine and a first class intercalated BSc in respiratory pathology. Since then I have served as a Medical Officer with the Royal Navy including specialist interests in diving medicine, submarine medicine and a tour of Afghanistan.
I specialised in respiratory medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Leicester to complete an MD in exercise asthma in elite athletes, a topic on which I have published extensively. I am a medical advisor to the world class performance programme for British Swimming and have managed asthma for a number of national and international athletes, especially in the run up to London 2012 where I provided sports medicine services at the Aquatics Centre for the Olympic games.
My interests are asthma, exercise asthma, occupational aspects of lung disease, pleural disease and interventional bronchoscopy.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Neil Martin at Spire include:
Spire Leicester 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.
Royal College of Physicians
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
British Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
Honorary Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital Leicester
Medical Advisor World Class Performance Programme, British Swimming
Outside of work I am married to Rachel who works in Leicestershire as a GP. We have three young sons, who are all keen sportsmen in their own right. With what little time there remains in the week I am also a keen cyclist, swimmer and runner and am planning to complete both the Dragon Ride (Wales) and Etape du Tour (France) cycle rides as well as trying to rejuvenate my previous interests in Triathlon.