McDonald, Dr. Leigh

Dr. Leigh McDonaldConsultant Radiologist

  • Consultant Radiologist
  • Tel: 0191 2829401
  • GMC Code: 6134971
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCR
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric imaging (all aspects – plain film, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, MRI & CT)

    Procedural skills include – biopsies, gastrointestinal endoluminal procedures, drainages and nephrostomies.

  • Biography

    As a qualified diagnostic radiographer I went on to undertake medical training at Newcastle University. Upon qualification I completed foundation training at Newcastle City Hospitals and then specialty training in clinical radiology within the Northern Deanery– with a subspecialty interest in paediatric imaging. Following completion of specialty training, I completed a Clinical Fellowship in paediatric radiology at University Hospital Southampton, a large tertiary paediatric centre, developing advanced skills in all paediatric imaging modalities before Consultant appointment in Spring 2015.


    I enjoy all aspects of paediatric imaging and have specialist interests and skills in procedural radiology.  I also have an enthusiasm for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and as an Associate Lecturer within the Medical Faculty of Newcastle University I am actively involved in both lecturing and examining.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Great North Children’s Hospital, RVI

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric plain film reporting, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI.

    Procedural paediatric radiology.

  • Name of Secretary
    Julie Rogers/ Clare Hamilton
  • Leigh McDonald 
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