Mr Alex Leo is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Northwick Park & St Mark’s Hospital. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopy, pelvic floor disorders, complex abdominal wall hernia, proctology and other areas of benign colorectal pathology.
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 one text book chapter 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.
Prior to his appointment at St Mark’s Hospital, Mr Leo was Senior Pelvic Floor Fellow for Professor Charles Knowles at the Royal London Hospital.