Mr Universe LeungMB ChB 2003 Otago; FRACS (GS) 2012
Practising atNorth Harbour (Auckland)
Full NZ Registration Date22 March 2005
Universe Leung - General Surgeon
Auckland 0627Postal address: PO Box 32284
021 206 4828
Special Clinical Interest(s)
As a general surgeon, I have broad training and experience in surgery, focusing on the abdomen and the retroperitoneum. As a hepatopancreatobiliary and upper gastrointestinal surgeon, I specialize in conditions of the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, spleen, bile ducts, and liver. In addition to common benign conditions such as gallstones and reflux, much of HPB/UGI surgery are performed for cancers. Therefore I also consider myself a cancer surgeon, aiming to not only deliver quality surgery, but multidisciplinary cancer care.
My particular areas of expertise include laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia surgery, and open and laparoscopic resections of the pancreas and liver. I am also interested in robotic surgery, an emerging minimally invasive technique complementary to laparoscopy.
I obtained my medical degree from the University of Otago and completed my specialist training in general surgery in New Zealand. Following that I underwent several years of subspecialty post-fellowship training in surgery of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract (HPB surgery), and stomach, oesophagus, spleen, and small intestine (upper gastrointestinal, UGI surgery). I spent one year at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, then headed overseas to the United States for a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where I experienced state-of-the-art multidisciplinary management of HPB cancers. I then spent 2 years in Australia on the Australian and New Zealand Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (ANZHPBA) post-fellowship program, including a year in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, with a focus on complex liver and pancreas resections and liver transplantation; and a year in Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, where I developed interest and skills in laparoscopic pancreatic and liver surgery. To further my interests in advanced laparoscopic surgery, I spent the final six months of my training at the renown Institut Mutualiste Montsouri, Paris, before returning to New Zealand.
I work in both the private and public sector, with an appointment as a general surgeon at North Shore Hospital, Auckland.
In addition to being a native English speaker, I am also fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin.
Post Fellowship Training
Hepatopancreatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery fellowship, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. 2012
Clinical Research Fellowship, Hepatopancreatobiliary Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. 2013-2014
Australian and New Zealand Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Association Fellowship, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 2015
Australian and New Zealand Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Association Fellowship, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. 2016
International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association Minimally Invasive Hepatopancreatobiliary Fellowship, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France. 2017
Other Specialists in General Surgery
Visiting hours: 11am - 8pm
232 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0627
P.O. Box 101-488, North Shore Mail Centre 0745
Phone: 09 925 4400
Fax: 09 925 4401