Leon is Professor of General Practice in the medical faculty at Monash University.
Leon has special interests in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and mental health and he joins William Street Clinic as a sessional GP.
Leon co-authored the text “There’s a lot of it going around” which is a book of short stories based on patient encounters over four decades.
In June 2006, Leon was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to family medicine through distance education for doctors in remote areas, to research and student training, and to international education. In 2016 he was awarded the David De Kretser Medal for distinguished services to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
Leon is married and has two children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he is an active member of a book club, regularly goes to theatre, walks, cycles and dabbles with the saxophone.