The History and Mission of the Society
The Origin of LLOS
The Society is named for Leo Leung, a resident in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2002. Sadly, he passed away suddenly during his chief year of residency. Dr. Leung grew up in Hong Kong before coming to Brown University to receive his undergraduate degree. He moved to Philadelphia to follow his passion of medicine and received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He remained at Penn for his orthopaedic residency training. While at Penn, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal from 2001-2002, and was selected as an academic chief for 2002-2003. He developed a passion for hand surgery, publishing several articles in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery. He was being recruited by top hand surgery fellowships before his sudden passing.
People who had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Leung said he left a lasting impression on everyone who had the pleasure of coming in contact with him. He was a true gentleman and a consummate educator with an extraordinary work ethic that earned him such nicknames as “The Iron Leung” and “Leo the Lion. The Society strives to honor his memory by maintaining his commitment to orthopaedic education at Penn.
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