Dr. Peter Leung, MD, FRCS©
Dr. Peter C.S. Leung graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1977. He continued with his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the McGill University and the University of British Columbia.
During his years of residency at UBC, he had special interest in the area of infertility, surgery and endocrinology. He was active in the infertility research and was awarded multiple medical Research Council of Canada research grants. He published several papers in the area of ovulation induction.
In 1981, upon completion of his residency Dr. Leung was offered the opportunity to participate in the pioneering research work at the Royal Women’s Hospital of University of Melbourne, Australia. At that time, it was the second centre in the world to achieve successful IVF pregnancy. The research in this area was still in its infancy. Within a few months, his excellent works in both clinical and laboratory research earned him a full member of the team.He became a senior research fellow at the university. One of his research paper was awarded best scientific paper by the Australian Fertility Society in 1982.
His many publications included a paper on a sperm wash method for intrauterine insemination and ivf in 1984, which is currently used worldwide. He also participated in the writing of a chapter on advances in IVF fertility treatment in 1986.
Upon return to Canada, Dr. Leung spent a brief period of time as a teaching fellow at the University of British Colombia. He subsequently returned to Toronto and led a novice team of physicians. In 1987, he was in the team started the IVF Canada clinic in Scarborough to satisfy the demand of large number of patients. He once worked as the medical and laboratory director. Through those years in Toronto, the team became the first in Canada to accomplish successes in many areas of advanced reproductive technology including donor eggs, embryo freezing, surrogacy and pregnancy from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Dr. Leung is a member of Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and American Fertility Society. He was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1983.