Dr Leong always have a keen interest in both basic and clinical science research and was awarded the Singapore Cancer Society Overseas Fellowship in 1999. He researched on the effects of Radiation on Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (EGFR) expression in Squamous Cell Carcinoma under the tutelage of Prof. Randal Weber and Prof Ruth Muschel from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2005, Dr Leong received the Human Manpower Development Programme award from the Ministry of Health to become the first Singaporean Dr to be trained in Rhinology and Allergy from the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, USA. The fellowship director was Dr Martin J. Citardi, an international authority in Rhinology.
Dr Leong is an ENT Surgeon who is internationally recognised for his surgical expertise and academic contribution to the field of ENT. In particular, the fields of Nasal Allergy and Rhinology. He is a leader in the use of minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of Sinusitis (FESS) and resection of nasal/anterior skull base tumours. He is trained to treat Nasal Allergy using both subcutaneous & sublingual immunotherapy.
Dr Leong’s academic achievements were affirmed by being the only Singaporean ENT doctor to have won prizes at both the American Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, 2003 (Poster, 3rd place) and the American Rhinologic Society, 2005 (Poster, 1st place).
He also has a passion for teaching. He is involved in the teaching of not only local ENT trainee surgeons, but also travels extensively internationally to conduct workshop and conferences in both FESS and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of the anterior skull base. These places include places like Brunei, Malaysia, USA and Vietnam.
MBBS (NUS, Singapore)
FRCS (RCPS, Glasgow, United Kingdom)