IN A NUTSHELL:
Leo Cheng is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Barts and the London NHS Trust with a special interest in head and Neck Malignancy. Apart from his thriving and ever-expanding NHS practice and teaching commitment, Leo is a regular volunteer on board the 'Mercy Ships' in West Africa, and is Director of the About Face Patients' Support Group.
Leo Cheng is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Barts and the London NHS Trust with a special interest in head and Neck Malignancy. Leo qualified in Dentistry from Edinburgh University in 1985 and went on to qualify in Medicine from Birmingham University in 1991.
Leo was awarded Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1999 after obtaining the intercollegiate FRCS in Maxillofacial Surgery. In July 2006, he was awarded LLM (Master in Law) in medical practice from the University of Wales, and also became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Leo is the lead course organiser for the London Deanery for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a clinical lead at Homerton University Hospital in east London. Apart from being a designated cancer surgeon for skin, thyroid, head & neck regions, Leo also takes an active part in the tumour advisory panel in all three types of cancer.
Apart from his thriving and ever-expanding NHS practice and teaching commitment, Leo is a regular volunteer as a Thyroid and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeon on board the 'Mercy Ships' in West Africa. For the last eight years, Leo has enjoyed being able to offer life-saving and life-transforming surgery and to work with the ship's other dedicated volunteers.
Leo is also Director of a support group called About Face Patients' Support Group, dedicated to patients who have had oral and maxillofacial surgery. The group works with patients and their carers to maximise physical and psychological healing, and to share experiences.
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon