Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Leslie Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1991. 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 extended his stay in Toronto to further his training in various hospitals in Ontario, including the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Institute, Mt Sinai Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre.
Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Leong established the Adult Reconstruction Service in Changi General Hospital and pioneered the use of minimally invasive surgery in hip and knee arthroplasty, computer assisted surgery, alternative bearings in hip and knee replacement, various forms of partial knee replacement, revision arthroplasty and multi-modal pain management.
Dr Leong has been active in training, having organised the 1st Deuce Bicompartment Knee Replacement Workshop in Asia in 2008, facilitated a cadaveric course in Hip and Knee Minimally Invasive Approaches in 2007 and helped organise the 2nd Asian Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery Meeting in 2005. He has given talks and assisted in surgeries in regional countries. He has also been invited as a speaker on osteoporosis locally and abroad.
In the field of research, he was the Principal Investigator in two on-going clinical drug trials (Phase II and III) on prevention of deep vein thrombosis after total knee replacement. With respect to patient care, he has both chaired and assisted various projects aimed at enhancing patient safety and has attended Joint Commission International Advanced Practicum for Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Chicago in 2007.
Prior to entering private practice, he was Consultant and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Service. He is also a Visiting Consultant to Changi General Hospital, St Andrews Community Hospital and Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore and Clinical Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He has also contributed his spare time to medical missions in Indonesia to the needy in recent years.