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Dr Maren Spencer

Consultant Paediatrician

I trained in paediatrics in Germany and became a Paediatric Specialist in 2008. I developed an interest in respiratory medicine and ambulatory care, as well as injury prevention for children during my training in Germany. I moved to the UK in November 2008 in order to live with my now husband.

In order to gain experience working in the NHS, I worked as a locum doctor on the middle grade rota in paediatric intensive care in Barts and the Royal London Hospital, and in general paediatrics in St. Geoge's Hospital in London. I joined the training rotation with Wessex Deanery in 2009 and worked on the middle grade rota in the South of England. I was able to gain experience in neonatal and paediatric intensive care in Portsmouth and Southampton hospitals. I also gained experience in community paediatrics in the Southampton area and worked as a general paediatrician in the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, University Hospital of Southampton in Southampton, and in Dorset County hospitals in Dorchester.

My consultancy began here in Durham in June 2012 where I developed an interest in paediatric allergy. I have weekly allergy clinics. I started my Masters in Science of Allergy at the University of Southampton in 2010 and am due to complete it in March 2015.

I am also the lead for ambulatory care in the paediatric department in the University Hospital of North Durham. I am responsible for rapid access clinic service, development of HDU, ward based simulation training and development of the front of house service.

  • Department: Paediatrics
  • Specialities: Paediatrics, Neonatal
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Allergy (food allergy, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria).
  • Secretary: Dianne Henderson
  • Qualifications: RCPCH, BSACI, EAACI, BMA, MPS
  • Date added to the specialist register: July 2008

Contact Information


Tel: 0191 333 2816

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham