Mr Leo Cheng

Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial, Head & Neck Surgeon


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I am a Consultant in Oral, Maxillofacial and Head & Neck Surgery at St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London and Homerton University Hospitals in London. I 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.

I 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. I 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, I 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, I am 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, I also takes an active part in the tumour advisory panel in all 3 cancer types.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Leo Cheng at Spire include:

Other treatments

Head skin lumps, Facial surgery, Head and neck surgery, Maxillofacial surgery, Oral Surgery, Oral lumps, Oral cancer

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Additional information

Head and neck surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery
Facial surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Head & neck pathology including thyroid, Salivary gland, Skin tumours, General oral and maxillofacial surgery, Facial reconstructive surgery

Professional memberships

British Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons

Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh

Institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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

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

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'.