With a career in medicine spanning more than 30 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Associate Professor (A/Prof) Michael Leung of South Eastern Plastic Surgeons, has been recognised for his significant service to medicine and the international community, appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) this Australia Day weekend.
A/Prof Leung moved from Hong Kong to Australia in 1971 for his studies. Since 1988, he has worked in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands and Vietnam and has volunteered in Myanmar since 2006.
In an article published by the Herald Sun, A/Prof Leung, surgeon at Mulgrave Private Hospital told of his journey volunteering overseas, explaining that he felt the best way he could help the people there was not to just operate, but by establishing a training course.
"It took us a few years, but we developed a masters and doctorate degree in plastic and reconstructive surgery. That's what I see as my biggest achievement".
A/Prof Leung was very humbled, stating that "it's a great honour and I really didn't expect it. It's fantastic to have it, but is the last thing I thought I would get in my lifetime".
Mulgrave Private Hospital congratulates A/Prof Leung on his wonderful achievements and well deserved recognition.
The full article as published in the Herald Sun is available here (via subscription): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inner-east/dozens-of-stonnington-residents-honoured-at-australia-day-awards/news-story/c16c9bb93fb02a0cdfa16f0c1785e8e8?btr=b7d6bda32f35eabefa70642ea6a41462)