Consultant General Surgeon
and Surgical Oncologist
MBChB, MRCS, DMedSci, FRCS,
FEBS (Surg Onc)
Edmund Leung is an Associate Professor of Surgery at University of Auckland
and accredited surgical oncologist recently joined in New Plymouth. After his training, he undertook a fellowship in Basingstoke, an international centre for colorectal & peritoneal surgery. Mr Leung’s subspecialty interests are minimally invasive cancer resection including endoscopic and transanal surgery.
Mr Leung’s other passion is leadership in training. Just prior to coming to New Zealand, he was a Royal College Training Convenor and 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 is also the International ambassador for the British Association of Surgical Oncology council.
He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and has a book on Colorectal Cancer. In 2019, Mr Leung was awarded the National Silver Scalpel Surgeon of the year by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.