Dr Leon Foo is an orthopaedic surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
His surgical expertise encompasses minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, computer-assisted surgery and robotic surgery.
As the lead surgical member in the oncology team, Dr Foo is experienced in tumour tissue removal and subsequent reconstructive surgery using tissue grafts or artificial implants.
He underwent dual subspecialty training in orthopaedic oncology (bone and soft tissue tumours) and joint reconstruction and replacement at the University Hospital of Munster, Germany. Thereafter, he undertook a clinical attachment at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA.
Dr Foo was a former consultant in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Singapore General Hospital. He was also appointed as a visiting consultant to the National Cancer Centre, KK Women's and Children’s Hospital, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Clinical work aside, Dr Foo was appointed as an adjunct assistant professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a clinical tutor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He is also an advanced trauma life support instructor and has been actively involved as a faculty physician mentor for both the orthopaedic surgery and family medicine residency programmes. He regularly teaches at both local and international conferences.
Dr Foo has published several papers in international peer-reviewed orthopaedic journals. In recognition of his expertise and research contribution, he has been an expert reviewer for medical journals indexed in the PubMed journal list, such as the Journal of Arthroplasty, Singapore Medical Journal and Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
In addition, Dr Foo is also a three-time recipient of the “Service with a Heart Award” during his practice at the Singapore General Hospital. Compassionate and holistic patient-centric care remains the most important tenet of Dr Foo’s clinical practice.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery), UK