Dr Leon Creaney

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Contact details

+44 (0) 121 371 3494
+44 (0) 121 371 3806
Physiotherapy Department
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
B15 2TH

Dr Creaney is a Consultant Physician in the Medical Speciality of Sport & Exercise Medicine. He trained in the London Deanery at various locations including the Olympic Medical Institute, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court and the Department of Health (DH). Before his appointment as a substantive consultant at University Hospital Birmingham, he was a locum consultant in Sheffield and Aldershot Regional Rehabilitation Unit. His main sports medicine interest lies with Track & Field and he has acted as a Team and Event doctor for UKA since 2005, as well as running the endurance clinic in 2009. He recently volunteered for London 2012 where he worked as a doctor on the track.

Dr Creaney splits his time between London, Birmingham and Manchester where he runs several sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine clinics.


  • Bachelor of Medical Science, University of Sheffield 2000
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sheffield 2001
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians 2005
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners 2009
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine 2009


Senior Clinical Lecturer – Masters programme in Football Medicine

Other activities

Member of the RCP London Sport & Exercise Medicine Committee


Creaney L Bad Medicine, Sports Medicine. Leon Creaney responds to Dr Spence. BMJ, May 2011

Creaney L, Connell D Growth Factor based therapies provide additional benefit beyond physical therapy in resistant elbow tendinopathy: A prospective, single-blind, randomised trial of Autologous Blood injections versus Platelet-rich plasma injections. British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), March 2011

Creaney L Platelet Rich plasma and the biological complexity of tissue regeneration, British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), June 2011, 45(8)

Creaney L ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma for the treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy’ JAMA 2010;303(17):1696

Creaney L, Hamilton B ‘Growth Factor Delivery Methods in the Management of Sports Injuries: The State of Play’ British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM), May 2008;42:314-320

AM Wooley, L Power, RG Malia, L Creaney, GJ Cooper, KK Hampton “The use of Platelet Function testing to predict bleeding and assess Aspirin sensitivity in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery” British Journal of Haematology Mar 2000 108; suppl (1): 43

Milton, L Creaney, KK Hampton, GJ Cooper “Platelet function after cardiopulmonary bypass and in response to Aspirin” R Cardiovascular Surgery June 2000 8; suppl (1): 9-10