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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Support Group Director - Mr.Leo Cheng

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Leo H.H. Cheng
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


  1. Contact Details
  2. Professional and Personal Profile
  3. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and
    Orthodontics at Barts and the London NHS Trust Royal London Hospital
Mr. Leo Cheng (8587 bytes)

NHS Address

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Barts and the London NHS Trust
The Royal London Hospital
3rd Floor Alexandra House
E1 1BB
Tel: 020 7601 8464 (Secretary)
Fax: 020 7610 8484

Private Practice Addresses and Appointments

London Private Practice:

Secretary: 07949 782 339
Fax: 020 8514 0646
Email: medicalsec@hotmail.com

The London Independent Hospital
1 Beaumont Square
Stepney Green
E1 4NL

Cambridge Private Practice:

Secretary: 01223 309524
Fax: 01223 309524
Email: martha.winiecki@btconnect.com

The Nuffield Hospital
4 Trumpington Road
Cambridge CB2 2AF


Personal and Professional Profile

Professional Profile

I am a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Barts and the London NHS Trust with a special interest in head and Neck Malignancy. As part of the continuous training in our speciality, I started with dual undergraduate qualifications in both dentistry and medicine from Edinburgh and Birmingham. This was followed by dual postgraduate basic surgical training in Worcester/Birmingham for the FRCS in General Surgery and FDSRCS in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. My 6 year Specialist Registrar training in the Yorkshire Rotation between Leeds, York and Hull led to my Specialist FRCS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Amidst the busy surgical training, I also received MD research training and undertook regional audit studies. Before my present post I was a Maxillofacial surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge for over 2 years.
Apart from providing a wide range of surgical services within the head, face, mouth, jaw and neck regions, I am also a member of the multidisciplinary head and Neck Oncology team. My special clinical interests therefore include malignancies of scalp, face, mouth and neck including skin malignancies of the head, face and neck; facial, mouth and neck infections; salivary gland pathology and surgery; facial soft tissue and skeletal trauma; dentoalveolar surgery; facial deformity and orthognathic surgery; facial pain including temporomandibular joint disorders. I look forward to working with Hospital Consultant colleagues, General Medical and Dental Practitioners and their patients, and to providing my specialist services to you. See further details on:

Personal Profile

As a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, I am involved in research, audit (clinical governance) and teaching. These are important in a Surgeon's life in advancing the frontier of surgery, ensuring the delivery of high quality surgical treatment, and sharing and updating of good surgical practice. Apart from being a Consultant Surgeon, I am also an inter-regional course organiser for nurses, theatre staff, surgical trainees and dental surgeons. I am also supervising local and regional audit projects undertaken by our surgical trainees and nurse practitioners within our specialty. My non-clinical interests include computing, swimming and photography. I am also an accredited Local Preacher in the Methodist Church.

My Key Tasks are:

  • Provide and maintain the highest level of Maxillofacial Surgical advice and management to the multidisciplinary head and Neck Oncology Team.
  • Complement the service of existing head and Neck Oncology Cancer Centre.
  • Organise patient satisfaction and quality of life surveys among Orofacial Cancer patients.
  • Enhance the existing malignancy database for the head and Neck Oncology Clinic.
  • Enhance the practice of Acute Normovolaemic Haemodilution (ANH) in cancer surgery.
  • Liaise with research groups in cancer research.
  • Teach and train junior staff (SpR, SHOs), medical and dental students, and other professionals allied to medicine.
  • Organise training programmes and courses for surgical trainees, theatre staff, nurses, dental surgeons, etc.
  • Liaise with other hospital specialties involved in joint care of patients.

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