Mr Leo Hurk-Hang Cheng

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


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Mr Leo Cheng is a consultant in oral, maxillofacial and head & neck surgery at St. Bartholomew’s, the Royal London and Homerton University Hospitals. He gained his BDS in Dentistry at Edinburgh in 1985 and obtained the Fellowship of Dental Surgery in oral surgery and oral medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990.

He went on to qualify in Medicine at Birmingham in 1991 and attained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in General Surgery in 1995. Mr Cheng was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1999, after obtaining the intercollegiate FRCS in Maxillofacial Surgery.

He is on the Specialist Register for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and in 2006 was awarded LLM (Master in Law) in medical practice from the University of Wales, later becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Mr Cheng is currently clinical lead in oral, maxillofacial, head and neck surgery at Homerton University Hospital and lead of the surgical skills course at the London Deanery for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In his practice he specialises in oral surgery and in the diagnosis, surgery and management of benign and malignant conditions affecting the face, mouth, head and neck, including skin lesions and salivary glands. As a renowned specialist in his field, Mr Cheng has a strong private practice and attracts referrals from across the UK for cases at the highest level of complexity.

Aside from his role as a designated cancer surgeon for skin, thyroid, head & neck regions, Mr Cheng also takes an active part in the tumour advisory panel at North East London in all 3 cancer types.

Mr Cheng is also Director of the patient support group ‘About Face’ which is dedicated to patients who have had oral, maxillofacial, head and neck surgery. The group works with patients and their carers to maximise physical and psychological healing, and to share experiences and case studies.

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Clinical Interests

  • Malignancies of mouth, face, head & neck including skin cancers

  • Dento Alveolar Surgery

  • Salivary Gland Surgery

  • Cosmetic Medicine

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