Degrees and Certifications

The Surgeon

Dr. Leow graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India in 1995 with a first class degree in MBBS. Following his housemanship training, he began his general surgery training at several general hospitals in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.Subsequently, he passed the specialist examinations for general surgery conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was conferred the prestigious Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2001.

Dr. Leow started his plastic surgical training at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital and Hospital University Sains Malaysia. He was the pioneer batch of the locally trained plastic surgeons with Masters degree from Hospital Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. He obtained his Masters in Plastic Surgery in 2005.

Over the next few years, Dr. Leow underwent extensive subspecialized training and obtained fellowships in craniomaxillofacial surgery from Freiburg University (Germany) and craniofacial surgery at Chang Gung University (Taiwan). Dr. Leow is considered as one of the few plastic surgeons in Malaysia who has subspecialized training in craniomaxillofacial / craniofacial surgery from the best centres in the east and west.

In 2009, he was one of the few selected recipients of the prestigious PSEF International Scholar (USA) award by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) / American Society of Maxillo-facial Surgeons (ASMS) which is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. This special award enables Dr. Leow to visit some of the best plastic surgical centres in the United States of America to enrich his skills and experiences.

Throughout his career, Dr. Leow has been actively involved in reconstructive surgeries for many complex craniofacial deformities resulting from birth, trauma, or tumour excision. His expertise include micro surgery, cleft and craniofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, cranioplasty, ear reconstruction and many types of facial aesthetic surgeries (blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, facelift, forehead lift, facial contouring surgery, etc). Other experiences includes body contouring surgery, breast reconstructive surgery, laser surgery and liposuction.

Dr. Leow held several prominent positions with the public hospitals and universities before venturing into his own private practice. He was the head of plastic and reconstructive surgery department at Kota Bharu General Hospital, Kelantan. Dr. Leow has been actively involved in the treatment and care of patients born with cleft lip/palate and craniofacial deformities in Kelantan. He is one of the professional members of the combined cleft lip/palate team at Kota Bharu General Hospital, Kelantan.

Dr. Leow was also an honorary lecturer for the under-graduate trainees in dental surgery and post-graduate trainees in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan. At present, Dr. Leow is a resident consultant plastic and reconstructive/ cosmetic surgeon at Pantai Hospital Ipoh.