Medical Expert Feature: Dr. Yvette Leung

Introducing Dr. Yvette Leung on The Rounds

Headshot of Dr. Yvette Leung, Gastroenterologist

Say hello to The Rounds’ featured medical expert Dr. Yvette Leung. Dr. Leung is a gastroenterologist who has practiced in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and reproductive health since 2008. Dr. Leung will be leading a free Ask-The-Expert session* highlighting bowel urgency and patient care gaps. 

*Ask-The-Expert sessions are free multi-day discussion-style events available to all Canadian physicians. Thousands of physicians use The Rounds’ gated professional communities to stay up-to-date and connected. Join The Rounds today! 

Who is Yvette Leung, MD FRCPC? 

We’ve highlighted a few facts to introduce you to the latest renowned Medical Expert in our network:  

Dr. Leung’s Professional Background 

Dr. Leung is a highly accomplished medical professional with an impressive educational background. She completed her undergraduate medical degree at the University of Calgary and an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of British Columbia. After her first residency, Dr. Leung finished a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Calgary and an Advanced IBD fellowship at the University of Chicago. Today, Dr. Leung is an Associate Clinical Professor at UBC and has a large IBD practice at the IBD Centre of BC.

Dr. Leung’s Work and Accomplishments 

According to her UBC profile, Dr. Leung’s clinical focuses and interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease and pregnancy, the impact of subclinical inflammation on perinatal outcomes, and the psychosocial impact of IBD on young adults.

Dr. Leung has published and contributed to over 23 publications covering a wide variety of topics including outcomes in endoscopy, colon cancer screening, and management of the pregnant inflammatory bowel disease patient. You can view her full list of works here.

Dr. Leung is a member of the Women in IBD steering committee. The Women in IBD is an initiative developed by Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to better support women specializing in inflammatory bowel disease at various stages in their careers to achieve leadership positions.

Fun Fact: Dr. Leung has an active media presence and often weighs in on articles, videos, and healthcare publications on navigating IBD and safe pregnancies! 

Mark your calendars! Do not miss the opportunity to hear from Dr. Leung during her Ask-The-Expert session on The Rounds and discuss your learnings with medical peers.

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