Dr Leon Kitipornchai is an ENT surgeon with expertise in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring Surgery. Born and raised in Brisbane, he received his Bachelors, postgraduate Medical and subsequent Masters degrees from the University of Queensland. After completing his ENT training in Queensland, he was awarded his Fellowship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Subsequently, he completed a post-fellowship clinical and research post with Professor Stuart MacKay in Wollongong with a focus on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in children and adults as well as Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery.
Dr Kitipornchai is currently completing a Master of Medicine (Sleep Medicine) qualification at the University of Sydney. He is a Senior Lecturer (clinical) with the University of Queensland who is actively involved in education of medical students, training ENT registrars and ongoing research in the field of sleep surgery. On the topic of surgery for Sleep Apnoea, he has multiple international publications, a book chapter, and has been an invited speaker at national conferences and courses. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Australian Medical Association, the International Surgical Sleep Society and the Australasian Sleep Association.