Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

 

Mr Randal Leung

Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon (Otology, Paediatric ENT, Rhinology)
Mr Randal Leung, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon - Paediatric ENT

Mr Randal Leung

MBBS(Hons) PGDipSurgAnat FRACS

Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
(Otology, Paediatric ENT, Rhinology)

Clinical Interests

Otology (ear and hearing disorders), skullbase surgery, paediatric ENT and rhinology (nasal and sinus conditions). Typical paediatric ENT conditions include ear infections, hearing issues, nasal breathing, tonsillitis, snoring and sleep issues.

Background and experience

Mr Randal Leung  is an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon with subspeciality training and experience in otology, skullbase surgery, paediatric ENT and rhinology.

Randal is appointed as a subspecialist otologist and skullbase surgeon at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s Otology and Cochlear Implantation Unit, and at the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery Unit and the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Unit.

He is an honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and a current Clinical Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Randal graduated from the University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital Medical School with Honours in 2000 and subsequently obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in 2007. During 2008 and 2009, he undertook post-fellowship training in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA at the University Hospital and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Centre in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery in the areas of Otology, Neurotology and Skullbase Surgery with A/Prof Ravi N Samy, Prof Myles Pensak and A/Prof Daniel Choo.

Randal has been an invited speaker internationally, invited to international courses and presented at several national and international conferences.

He is a current reviewer for a medical publisher, and continues to be involved in ongoing clinical research and trials. He enjoys teaching the next generation of specialists currently progressing through the fellowship program. He is actively involved in surgical workshops and courses for international ENT surgeons and in continuing education seminars for primary care physicians.

Memberships

  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS)
  • The Australian New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO)
  • The Australasian Rhinological Society (ARS).

Practice philosophies

Randal is passionate about patient outcomes, works towards improving patients’ quality of life and exceeding patient expectations by delivering up-to-date, state-of-the-art specialist knowledge and medical care.

Randal is always available for any queries from his patients, their family and their treating doctors.

Publications →

  • Leung R. Book Chapter- Repair of Temporal Bone Encephaloceles, Meningoceles and CSF Leaks, in Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Springer, 2013
  • Szudek J, Briggs R, Leung R. Surgery for neurofibromatosis 2. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. 20:347-352, 2012
  • Iseli TA, Yahng J, Leung R, Briggs RJS, King JAJ, Phal PM. Anatomic comparison of nasal vs. lateral surgical access to the petrous apex. Clinical Anatomy 2012
  • Leung R, Samy RN. Book Chapter- Acoustic Neuroma, in Otolaryngology: A Case Study Approach. 2nd Edition Editors: Allen M. Seiden, Myles L. Pensak, Robin T. Cotton. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY 2010
  • Sun GH, Leung R, Samy RN, McAfee JS, Hearst MJ, Savage CR, Choo DI, Pensak ML. Analysis of hearing preservation after endolymphatic sac decompression surgery for Meniere’s disease. Laryngoscope. 120(3):591-7, 2010
  • Leung R, Samy RN, Leach JL, Murugappan S, Sredney D, Wiet G. Radiographic anatomy of infracochlear approach to the petrous apex for computer-assisted surgery. Otology & Neurotology. 31(3):419-23, 2010
  • Pensak ML, Kerr RG, Leung R, Keller JT. The enigmatic trigeminal caroticodural fold: an anatomic description and surgical relevance to anterior petrosectomy. Laryngoscope. 119(6):1060-6, 2009
  • Leung R, Briggs RJ. Indications for and outcomes of mastoid obliteration in cochlear implantation.Otology & Neurotology. 28(3):330-4, 2007
  • Leung R, Berkowitz RG. Incidence of severe acquired subglottic stenosis in newborns. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 71(5):763-8, 2007
  • Leung R, Berkowitz RG. Decannulation and outcome following pediatric tracheostomy. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 114(10):743-8, 2005
  • Leung R, Jones IT. Clinical experience with Crohn’s disease. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 75(6):471-4, 2005
  • Leung R, MacGregor L, Campbell D, Berkowitz RG. Decannulation and survival following tracheostomy in an intensive care unit. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 112(10):853-8, 2003.
  • Anastasopoulos F, Leung R, Kladis A, James GM, Briscoe TA, Gorski TP, Campbell DJ. Marked difference between angiotensin-converting enzyme and neutral endopeptidase inhibition in vivo by a dual inhibitor of both enzymes. Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics. 284(3):799-805, 1998.

Public Presentations →

International

  • 2011 Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, Potomac, Maryland USA. “Malignant Infiltration of Cranial Nerves”
  • HOPE Medical Clinic Residency Program 2009, Macau, China. “Head and Neck Masses”
  • 12th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA. “Propionibacterium Acnes Biofilm Formation in Cochlear Implantation”
  • The Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM) 2009, at the Forty- Fourth Annual Spring Meeting of The American Neurotology Society, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. “Radiographic anatomy of infracochlear approach to the petrous apex for robot-assisted surgery”
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting 2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA. “Simulator Enhances Drilling Skills in Inexperienced Surgeons”
  • The Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM) 2006, at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Meeting of The American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA. “Incidence of severe acquired subglottic stenosis in newborns”
  • The Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM) 2005, at the Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of The American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. “Decannulation and Outcome Following Pediatric Tracheostomy”
  • The Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM) 2003, at the Eighty-Third Annual Meeting of The American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. “Decannulation and Survival following Tracheostomy in the Intensive Care Unit”- Awarded the American Broncho-Esophagological Association Steven Dean Gray Award

National

  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Sydney. “Temporal Bone Encepholoceles – another obesity phenomenon?”
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Sydney. “Radiographic anatomy of infracochlear approach to the petrous apex for computer-assisted surgery”
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, Adelaide. “Indications for and Outcomes of Mastoid Obliteration in Cochlear Implantation”
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting 2006, Melbourne. “Day Case Endoscopic Sinus Surgery”
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress 2005, Perth (co-investigator). “Spasmodic Dysphonia: A 12-year experience with Botulinum Toxin”
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Annual Alumni Meeting 2003, Melbourne. “Decannulation and Survival following Tracheostomy in the Intensive Care Unit”
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital Postgraduate Surgical Research  Symposium 2003, Melbourne. “Decannulation and Survival following Tracheostomy in the Intensive Care Unit”
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Victorian State Committee Annual General and Scientific Meeting 2002, Melbourne. “Clinical spectrum of Crohn’s disease in a tertiary referral centre- a single surgeon’s experience”
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital Postgraduate Surgical Research Symposium 2002, Melbourne. “Clinical spectrum of Crohn’s disease in a tertiary referral centre- a single surgeon’s experience”

Hospitals Accredited

  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • St Vincents Hospital (East Melbourne)

Additional Consulting Rooms

– Essendon Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery Centre
– Melbourne Ear Specialists, East Melbourne clinic
– Melbourne Children’s Clinic, Camberwell

Website:
www.leungent.com.au