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Mr Alex Leo
MBBS, MD, FRCS, FEBS
Consultant General, Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgeon
Department of Colorectal Surgery
The Royal London Hospital
Barts Health NHS Trust
Mr Alex Leo is a consultant general, colorectal and pelvic floor surgeon at The Royal London Hospital. He has a specialist interest in pelvic floor disorders, proctology and other areas of benign
colorectal pathology as well as laparoscopy, non-invasive surgical procedures and complexabdominal wall hernia.
He graduated at the University of Perugia, Italy in 2008. He completed his trainee in General and Colorectal Surgery in 2015 gaining a diploma with honours and an MD in General Surgery from the University of Udine, Italy. Motivated by the international reputation of St Mark’s Hospital, Mr Leo has then moved to the UK and he has worked at St Mark’s from 2015 to 2018 as Specialist Registrar having a fellowship with Miss Carolynne Vaizey in Physiology and Neuromodulation. In 2020 he has achieved an MD at Imperial College of London, discussing a thesis on the diagnosis and treatment of faecal incontinence and preserves a strong research interest in this field. He has published around 50
peer reviewed papers and textbook chapters on pelvic floor and colorectal disorders. He has presented widely on these subjects at national and international meetings. In 2020 he was
appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Northwick Park supporting the pelvic floor unit at St Mark’s Hospital. In 2023, Mr Leo was awarded as Fellow of European Board of Surgery in Coloproctology (FEBS) by the European Society of Colorectal Surgery (ESCP): this is one of the highest qualifications in surgery, confirming skills and knowledge in Coloproctology. He then moved to The Royal London Hospital where he leads the Pelvic Floor Department and continues his career as colorectal surgeon in central London.