Murdoch recognises quiet achiever
7 December 2011
Gynae Oncologist Dr Yee Leung was last night recognised as St
John of God Hospital Murdoch’s Doctor of the Year for 2011.
Murdoch CEO Peter Mott said Dr Yee Leung was much loved by his
patients and colleagues at Murdoch and had been described as “a
great surgeon and a man of great integrity and compassion”.
“Dr Leung has always shown a strong dedication to his
patients, families and the hospital over many years, and he is a
most worthy recipient of our 2011 St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Doctor of the Year,” said Mr Mott.
Profile: Dr Yee Leung
Dr Yee Leung was born in Singapore and moved
to Perth at the age of eight. He completed his degree at UWA in
1983, and following his internship at Sir Charles Gardiner, he
worked as a resident in gynaecology, paediatrics and the diploma of
obstetrics at the Mildura Base Hospital in Victoria. He also spent
two years with his young family in Canada where he completed
fellowship training in Gynaecologic Oncology.
Dr Leung was first accredited to Murdoch in
1996 and worked at the hospital until earlier this year.
His current roles include:
- Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology, School for Women’s &
- Head of Department, WA Gynaecological Cancer Service
- Lead Clinician Gynaecological Oncology, WA Cancer and
Palliative Care Network
- Director of Surgical Education, KEMH
- Clinical adjunct lecturer / mentor, Notre Dame University
Dr Leung is an investigator in an international multicentre
randomised trial to investigate the Laparoscopic Approach to
Hysterectomy in the management of Cancer of the Endometrium, and
has been an associate investigator or collaborator in 12 other
He has been published both as an individual and as a
collaborator of the Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group, and has
been invited to be a guest speaker at a number of conferences.
Dr Leung is significantly involved in medical education, with
roles as clinical mentor, convener, facilitator, senior lecturer,
and PhD supervisor. He is also on the Council of the Royal
Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and
Peter Mott, Chief Executive Officer St John of God Hospital
Murdoch, with 2011 Murdoch Doctor of the Year Dr Yee Leung