Dr Terence Leong
Dr Terence Leong is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist whose areas of interest are general adult psychiatry and medical psychiatry (consultation-liaison psychiatry). He also has forensic experience and has done many forensic reports for the courts and lawyers, as well as given evidence in both the state courts and the high court in Singapore.
He completed his MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1999, following which he completed his post graduate degree, MMed (Psychiatry) in NUS in 2007.
He then worked as a senior registrar with the Dept of Psychological Medicine, National University Health System. Dr Leong completed his specialist training and was registered as a specialist with both the Singapore Accreditation Board and Singapore Medical Council in 2009.
He was promoted to Associate Consultant soon after, and subsequently to Consultant in 2012. Dr Leong was also appointed the department’s Clinical Director in 2013 to 2014, in addition to various key roles such as the being the Department Representative for NUHS’s Joint Commission International Accreditation twice, the Department Patient Safety Officer and Clinical Quality Officer. As the Clinical Director he learnt how to best organize resources and lead teams to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes. In his other roles, he worked to perfect holistic, safe and quality care for his patients.
Dr Leong was also appointed to be a senior lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine during his tenure with NUHS, and was active in both undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as examination. He was also supervisor to many psychiatry residents during their training rotations. Teaching medical students and doctors in training helped him to develop a life-long interest in education as well as a determination to remain at the cutting edge of psychiatric practice.
His clinical roles in NUHS was broad and evolved during his work with NUHS, ranging from Outpatient (Consultant in charge of Anxiety, Psychosis and Liaison Clinics), Inpatient (Psychiatry Ward Consultant in charge) to being the Head of NUHS Consultation-Liaison Service. This extensive range helped him to appreciate the need for a good integrated care spectrum for patients through the community, outpatient and inpatient settings.