Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon
Dr Leslie Kuek is a certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon and is registered with the Singapore Academy of Medicine. He was the president of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetics) Surgeons until 2003 and was the former president of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons. He graduated with a basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 1981.
Dr Kuek obtained his advanced surgery degrees from the Royal College of Edinburgh & Glasgow in 1986. In 1989, he won the prestigious Young Surgeon's Award from the Academy of Medicine for his original research in microvascular tissue transfer. He furthermore advanced his skills in plastic surgery training at the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Tokyo, Japan & Taipei Chang Gung Hospital, Taiwan. Upon his return, he worked in the department of Plastic Surgery in Singapore General Hospital from 1986 till 1994 before he began his own private practice in 1995 at the Gleneagles Medical Centre.
Dr Kuek is a pioneer in plastic surgery. He was instrumental in starting breast reconstruction & facial paralysis reconstruction in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital where he continues to hold the position of Visiting Consultant.
As a senior member of the plastic surgery community, Dr Kuek is much sought after by TV and radio media, as well as local and foreign magazines, newspapers for his views and ideas pertaining to issues in plastic & cosmetic surgery. He has and is still giving numerous lectures, public talks and training courses on plastic surgery both in Singapore and overseas.
Dr Kuek was the plastic surgeon that led a team of volunteer Singaporean doctors and nurses, coordinated by Parkway Group Healthcare, to help treat the victims of the Bali bomb blast in October, 2002. He was also involved in a medical relief mission to Sri Lanka following the aftermath of the tsunami in December 2004.