Consultant Profile

Mr Leo Cheng

Practicing at:
Spire Roding Hospital
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial surgery
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Maxillofacial surgery
    • Oral Surgery
  • Oral medicine
    Special clinical interests:
    • Head & neck pathology including thyroid
    • Salivary gland
    • Skin tumours
    • General oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Facial reconstructive surgery
    Research interests:

    Patient satisfaction surveys

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial, Head & Neck Surgeon, Barts & the London, and Homerton University Hospitals.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • 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
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    020 8709 7878
    Private secretary telephone number:
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Leo Cheng is a Consultant in Oral, Maxillofacial and Head & Neck Surgery at St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London and Homerton University Hospitals in London. 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 qualifiy 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 & neck regions, Mr Cheng also takes an active part in the tumour advisory panel in all 3 cancer types.

    Personal profile:

    Apart from my thriving and ever-expanding NHS practice and teaching commitment, I am a regular volunteer serving as a Thyroid and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgeon on board the 'Mercy Ships' in West Africa in the last 8 years.  Each year, I serve on the ship for 2-3 weeks using my annual leave. To be able to offer life-saving and life-transforming surgery and to work with the ship's selfless volunteers is both satisfying and fulfilling. 

    I am also Director of a support group called About Face Patients' Support Group, dedicated to patients who have had oral and maxillofacial surgery. The groups works with patients and their carers to maximise physical and psychological healing, and to share experiences and 'case studies'.

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    Mr Leo Cheng Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Spire Roding Hospital returns from the most rewarding trip of the year. 

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