Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Physician - Thomson Cardiology Centre
MBBS (Singapore), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FAMS (Cardiology), FACC (USA)
ASCeXAM, Diplomate (ts) (National Board of Echocardiography, USA)
Dr Leong is a specialist in cardiology, subspecializing in advanced heart failure and transplant, as well as echocardiography imaging in cardiology.
He is an experienced cardiologist with more than 10 years as cardiologist, and more than 15 years as a physician in public hospitals in Singapore. He was a senior consultant in the department of cardiology in Changi General Hospital (CGH) from 2012 and the Director of the CGH Heart Failure Program since it launched in 2006 up until 2017.
Dr Leong graduated from National University of Singapore in 1994, obtained his Royal College of Physicians (UK) membership in 2001, and specialist accreditation in Cardiology in Singapore in 2005. Subsequently, he underwent advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship training in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, USA from Jul 2007- Jun 2008 on the Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore. In 2011, Dr Leong obtained his Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Fellowship. He further underwent clinical and hands-on training in renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension and heart failure in the Alfred, Melbourne, Australia in 2013 on a second HMDP scholarship from MOH, Singapore. Dr Leong passed his ASCeXAM and obtained his Diplomate certification from the USA National Board of Echocardiography in June 2015.
Dr Leong has numerous publications in heart failure, and renal denervation in resistant hypertension.
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