Edmund Leung is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon recently joined in New Plymouth having spent 5 years as a consultant in UK. After his surgical training, he undertook his fellowship in Basingstoke, an internationally renowned centre for colorectal and peritoneal surgery. Mr Leung’s subspecialty interests are in early rectal cancer and minimally invasive cancer resection including endoscopic and transanal surgery.
Mr Leung’s other passion is leadership in training. Just prior to his appointment in New Plymouth, he was a recognised Royal College Convenor and faculty and also a clinical lecturer for Cardiff University. In his spare time, he worked closely with Doctors Academy, a charity run by doctors for the future doctor. Mr Leung is also an examiner for the European Board of Surgery and a grant reviewer for the Polish National Science Centre. He also sat on the British Association of Surgical Oncology council.
He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has a book on Colorectal Cancer. He has also reviewed over 100 journal manuscripts including the BMJ, BJS and Colorectal Disease.
Mr Leung is married to Wendy, who has been the relentless driving force in his professional development. They have two lovely children.