About Gerard Leong
Dr. Gerard Leong is a Specialist in Cardiology, sub-specializing in echocardiography imaging, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, including cardio-oncology care and resistant hypertension care. He also has a specialty interest in ischemic heart disease, especially appropriate use of stenting or bypass surgery and strategies to reduce the risk of stroke and dementia.
Between 2017 to 2020, Dr. Leong was Medical Director at Thomson Cardiology Centre before setting up his practice. Before this, Dr. Leong was a senior consultant in the Department of Cardiology in Changi General Hospital (CGH) from 2012-2017 and the Director of the CGH's Heart Failure Program from 2006 to 2017. He also had established and led the hospital's Heart Failure Program from 2006 to 2017.
He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1994, obtained his Royal College of Physicians (UK) membership in 2001, and specialist accreditation in Cardiology in Singapore in 2005. Subsequently, Dr. Leong underwent advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship training in Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, the USA, from Jul 2007 to Jun 2008 on the Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore.
Dr. Leong obtained his Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Fellowship in 2011 and further underwent clinical and hands-on training in renal sympathetic denervation in hypertension and heart failure at The Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia, in 2013 on a second HMDP scholarship from MOH, Singapore. Dr. Leong passed his Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography and obtained his Diplomate certification from the USA National Board of Echocardiography in June 2015.
Dr. Leong has published numerous papers and books on heart failure and renal denervation in resistant hypertension. His clinical aim is to achieve optimal outcomes for his patients by applying appropriate evidence-based care.
Dr Leong's specialty interests are cardio-oncology, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, resistant hypertension care, cardio-obstetrics and echocardiography imaging in heart care.