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Dr Kenneth Leong

Dr Kenneth Leong
MBBS (Monash), BMedSci, FRANZCOG, MReprodMed (UNSW)

Thank you for taking the time to browse my website. Welcome to my practice! I would like you to get to know me and my staff before your first appointment with us.

Laura Ross
Practice Manager Richmond
Heather Mudge
Secretary Richmond

Dr Kenneth Leong

I graduated from the Monash University School of Medicine in 1996 with an MBBS and BMedSci (Hons). During my medical degree I undertook a research project in examining the “molecular basis of beta thalassaemia” and earned a BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Science) degree. Beta thalassaemia is an inherited blood condition that affects people from the Mediterranean region. I studied a novel PCR (polymerase chain reaction) detection method known as ARMS used for screening gene mutations that cause beta thalassaemia.

After my graduation, I spent the first three years as a hospital medical officer at the Monash Medical Centre Victoria and subsequently worked as a junior registrar in the busy Emergency Department of the hospital. There I learnt about acute and emergency medicine which helped to form a solid grounding in general medicine before embarking on specialist training. I started my specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Monash Medical Centre in 2000. I spent the last two of my six specialty training years as the senior registrar at the Box Hill Hospital Eastern Health where I was involved in supervising and teaching of junior medical staff. During the last two years of my specialty training I developed a strong interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery and infertility. I worked closely with various key personnel at the hospital to further develop my open surgical and laparoscopic skills.

Upon completion of my specialty training in 2005, I spent a short stint with the Flying Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services based in Roma Queensland providing Women’s Health care services to remote and outback communities. Following this memorable work experience, I undertook further advanced laparoscopic preceptorship training with the esteemed endosurgery units at the Monash Medical Centre in 2007 and SWEC (Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre) in 2009. I also travelled to Ohio Columbus USA for an advanced robotic surgery training on the intuitive da Vinci robotic system in 2008.

My affiliation with Monash IVF started in 2007 under the guidance of Professor Gab Kovacs and Dr. Bruce Downing. Both are very well respected in the field of infertility and IVF. Dr. Bruce Downing is a pioneer of tubal surgery in the country and I had the good fortune to learn from him his techniques of laparoscopic tubal reversal surgery. Upon his retirement in 2008, I succeeded his fertility and IVF practice. I undertook further subspecialty training in reproductive medicine by completing a Masters in Reproductive Medicine with the University of New South Wales in 2011.

I am a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Box Hill Hospital Eastern Health. I am involved in teaching specialist trainees in laparoscopic surgery and mentoring medical students during their undergraduate years. I am also a frequent speaker in General Practitioner lecture series in the area of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as topics on Infertility & IVF, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. I am a keen educator and have given numerous patient focused webinars (web-based seminars) on infertility, endometriosis and fibroids in the Asia Pacific region. You can listen to some of these webinars on this website. I have operating lists at the Epworth Hospital Richmond, Epworth Hospital Eastern (Box Hill), Mitcham Private Hospital and Epworth Hawthorn Private Hospital. 

Aside from my clinical role, I am also the medical director of Borderless Healthcare Group (BHG) involved in the development and implementation of healthcare ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in the Asia Pacific region. BHG capitalises on multimedia platforms, consumer-centric digital health content, global network of affiliate partners, industry expertise and back-end knowledge-process-outsourcing call centres staffed with trained nurses (medical butlers) in the provision of “digital universal healthcare” directly to patients, clinics and hospitals.

I am conversant in Cantonese, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia.

My medical practice is spread over two locations, Richmond and Mitcham. My administrative staff Laura and Heather (Richmond), Donna and Dawn (Mitcham) are here to support you - from making your first appointment to guiding you through the complex logistics of timed investigations, follow-up appointments and treatment plans involved in infertility and advanced laparoscopic surgery. My IVF nurses Sue Stephens and Matthew Rogers are also at hand to help manage and guide you through the complex process of IVF care.

I also have an Obstetrics practice providing pregnancy and delivery care to those who would like to confine at Mitcham Private Hospital.