Dr Ashok Samanta



GMC number: 3035645

Practicing since: 1977



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  • Weekly Wednesday PM
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Dr Samanta is a Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with an established private practice at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital.

He was appointed as a consultant in 1990 and has held a number of senior clinical managerial roles, as well as in education and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, he holds national leadership roles in governance and regulation.

Dr Samanta has been treating patients with rheumatological conditions for over 20 years and is one of the most experienced rheumatologists in the area. He runs a well-established practice providing an accessible, friendly and efficient service to patients with a wide variety of rheumatological problems as well as sports injuries.
Dr Samanta treats a wide range of rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease and inflammatory conditions. He has considerable experience in treating sports injuries and musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, tendinitis and muscle injuries. Dr Samanta provides a diagnostic and therapeutic service and undertakes a range of pain relieving procedures, including lumbar, caudal and spinal epidurals, paravertebral spinal blocks and paravertebral joint injections, carpal tunnel injections, nerve blocks, joint injections, aspiration and joint manipulations and soft tissue injections, including injections of tendon sheaths, bursa and epicondylar injections.

Personal interests

Dr Samanta is married and has three sons. His interests outside medicine include travel, drama, classical music, rugby and cricket.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Ashok Samanta at Nuffield Health

  • Trigger Point Injections

Locations Dr Ashok Samanta works with

Related experience


Dr Samanta has an active interest in medical education and research, and is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, as well as for the MBBS at Leicester University. His research interests include epidemiology of diseases and ethnic variations of disease patterns and he is published widely in peer reviewed journals. He is actively involved in governance and regulatory issues as well as the interface of medicine and law, and has a number of articles published in these areas.


  • The Royal College of Physicians
  • The British Society for Rheumatology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Rheumatologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary