Ward Platt, Dr Martin

Dr Martin Ward PlattConsultant Paediatrician (Neonatal Medicine)

  • Consultant Paediatrician (Neonatal Medicine)
  • Tel: 0191 282 5197
  • GMC Code: 2480969
  • Qualifications: MB ChB MD FRCPCH
  • Special Interests

    Care of the Next Infant; infant care; chronic pain management; chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • Biography

    Qualifying in 1979 from Bristol University, I worked in the Bristol area before finishing my paediatric training in the North East, specialising in neonatal medicine and becoming Consultant in neonatal medicine in 1990. 

    I am also Honorary Clinical Reader in Neonatal and Paediatric medicine at Newcastle University, and Clinical Director of the northern Regional Maternity Survey Office.

    I have been active in many areas of research in neonatal and paediatric medicine, including aspects of child protection. I have interests in developmental physiology, particularly in relation to breast feeding and blood glucose control; cot death and care of subsequent infants; perinatal epidemiology; and mother-infant interaction.

    I am Senior Editor of Archives of Disease in Childhood.

  • Directorate

    Women’s Services

  • Hospital Base


  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday afternoon: neonatal follow up

    Thursday afternoon: general paediatrics

  • Name of Secretary
    Ann Grant (0191 282 5197; ann.grant@nuth.nhs.uk)
  • Martin Ward Platt 
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