Dr Leslie Leong
Dr Leslie Leong is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who graduated from the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Master of Medicine (Surgery) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1997. In 2001, he was awarded the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Scholarship to train at Toronto Western Hospital in Adult Reconstruction in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. He has also done stints at the Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre (Sunnybrook) and London Health Sciences Centre.
Prior to entering private practice, he was Consultant and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Service at Changi General Hospital, Visiting Consultant to St Andrew’s Community Hospital and Clinical Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
At Changi General Hospital, in the field of hip and knee replacement, he introduced minimally invasive techniques, computer-assisted surgery, alternative bearings, various forms of partial knee replacement, revision hip and knee surgery and multi-modal pain management.
In private practice, he added hip resurfacing and knee robotic surgery to his repertoire. He was also engaged in research as a Principal Investigator in clinical drug trials pertaining to deep vein thrombosis.
He has an ongoing interest in safe clinical processes and has chaired and assisted various projects aimed at enhancing patient safety. He is accredited by the Joint Commission International Advanced Practicum as well as the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Chicago. He also sat in the Mt Alvernia Hospital Medical Board and in the Quality Assurance Committee.
Dr Leong has conducted lectures and live surgeries locally and overseas to GPs and specialists on osteoporosis and lower limb surgery. He has also spoken at English and Chinese public symposiums as well as on TV and radio on orthopaedic topics.
On the home front, Dr Leong and his wife enjoy training their 2 kids to be adventurous in life whether it is doing medical missions work in Indonesia and Nepal, skiing, trying out new cuisines or handling iguanas and insects. Their family has 4 fur babies whom they think will make good therapy cats one day.