Mr Leo Cheng - Consultant Oral Maxillo-facial surgeon

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Mr Leo Cheng - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr Leo Cheng is a Consultant Oral Maxillo-facial Surgeon who specialises in head and neck surgery at Rivers Hospital on the Herts and Essex border

Based at: Rivers Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Cheng is an expert in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck surgery; including dentoalveolar, facial skin, salivary gland along with facial trauma and pain.

Special clinical interests:
•Head and neck pathology including thyroid
•Salivary gland
•Skin tumours
•General oral and maxillofacial surgery
•Facial reconstructive surgery

Mr Cheng will see patients from Newborn+


Academic background

Mr Leo Cheng is a Consultant in Oral, Maxillofacial and Head & Neck Surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London and Homerton University Hospitals. He qualified in Dentistry as BDS from Edinburgh in 1985 and obtained the Diploma of Fellowship of Dental Surgery in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 1990.

Mr Cheng then went on to qualify in Medicine as MBChB from Birmingham in 1991, and attained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in General Surgery in 1995. He 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. Now, Mr Cheng 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 and neck regions, Mr Cheng also takes an active part in the tumour advisory panel in all three cancer types.

Personal profile:
Mr Cheng is a regular volunteer serving as a Thyroid and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeon on board the 'Mercy Ships' in West Africa. Read more....

He 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 and 'case studies'.

Professional Memberships

•Fellow of the British Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons
•Fellow of the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons
•Life Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh
•Accreditated Member of the Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
•Active member of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
•British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
•British Thyroid Association
•British Society for Dental Research
•International Association for Dental Research
•British Trauma Society
•British Medical Association

NHS base

Barts and The London NHS Trust

Clinic Times

Thursday afternoons

01279 212952