Michael Leong

Pain management specialist, Anesthesiologist

Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery

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Michael S. Leong, MD, is a specialist in pain medicine with clinical foci in radiculopathy; spinal, abdominal, and cancer pain; postherpetic neuralgia; and workers compensation cases. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at University of California, Davis and at Stanford University, where he also completed his fellowship in pain medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Leong is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Stanford University.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1993) DC
  • Internship: George Washington University Medical Center Internal Medicine (1994) DC
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pain Management Fellowship (1998) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (1997) CA
  • Residency: UC Davis Anesthesiology Residency (1995) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine (2000)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (1999)

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinic Chief, Pain Management Center (2010 - 2015)


Practice Locations

Pain Management Center in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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(38 Ratings)

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(83 reviews)

He was a kind and good listener.
Michael is a highly qualified specialist who is attentive to patients quickly and in a timely manner provides qualified assistance to patients
Dr. Leong was an excellent listener and very informative and clear with his plan to help me.
Caring and professional
Thank you so much i have a better understanding now of steps to be done to stop the pain in the neck.
Very personable. Interested in my health condition.
He made sure that I am ok with the plan & agreed to the suggested treatments and all my concerns were covered.
I think Dr. Leong did an awesome job with the time and technology available.
Knowable and attentive and caring.
The doctor knew my case well,very professional, Take your time to explain to me what he was going to do and why the best of the best.
He’s a kind understanding doctor and he will take all the measures to make your life a little bit easier he work with you to see what is the problem He give you different option.
He's an excellent doctor.
I appreciated that Dr. Leong actively listened to me.
Very positive and encouraging.
Dr Leong is the best chronic pain doctor who I have been treated by in 27 years. Empathetic, very knowledgeable, and articulate- he is terrific!
Extremely insightful, compassionate, and a problem solver. I would highly recommend Dr. Leong to any pain patient. They would be very competent hands!
Appreciate the Care and concern of my Physician. Thanks for listening Dr Leong
Dr. Leong is such a caring and compassionate doctor. He is also a great communicator and always takes time at the beginning of a visit to ask how I'm doing and to share how he is doing. He treats me with great respect and care and I truly appreciate it. In addition, Dr. Leong is a highly-skilled doctor and always ahead of the game on new medical technologies that would be helpful for my care and improved health. I feel blessed to have Dr. Leong in my corner.
Excellent and professional caring provider
Excellent doctor. Very encouraging.
He is very helpful, attentive and relatable
I was pleased to be under the care of doctor Michael Leong.
He is an excellent provider and I trust him with my healthcare and my very life. He has saved my life many times from chronic infections. His help with my pain management has made my life livable again.
I found our visit very helpful and I look forward to taking the next steps toward improving my current back situation. After the call I felt a sense of relief.
thanks Dr Leong for your help!
He is the best
Excellent physician and communicator. Takes as much time as I need to address my questions and/or concerns. Empathic, knowledgeable. Highly recommend Dr. Leong and am thankful to have him as my physician.
Dr.Michael Leong is a very empathetic, knowledgable, and willing to treat a challenging case, such as myself. I admire him immensely.
Dr. Leong was incredible. The trigger shots went well - at first they said my order did not have drug (cause I'm allergic to the normal drug). Dr. Leong explained the other drug he was using I didn't feel any pain at all during the procedure and slept great.
Dr. Leong was amazing! He came in, accessed, diagnosed, came up not an action plan, layed out options A+ made a funny joke and gave me hope.
I find Dr. Spencer Leong to very short dismissive. I have seen him on 3 occasions now. The initial consultation was good, my last two visits I feel like I am wasting his time. As soon as he asks "What would you like done?" I know he is ready to leave the room.
I never feel rushed with Dr. Leong. He stays as long as needed so I can ask questions.
Very good.
Dr. Leong is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is very good at describing medical issues in an easy way to understand. And never hurries through an appointment.
Provider was very polite and made sure my questions were answered. I put poor for questions because he used medical words, but it seem he tried his best to explain the plan or diagnosis, but I will still not able to fully understand.
I liked Dr. Leong very much.
Dr. Leong is one of the most kind, gentle doctors I've ever met & he keeps you involved the entire time; even while he writes his report. Wonderful!
He's personable, dedicated and motivated to help me find a resolution to the problem (nerve damage).
I wish Dr Leong would have been brought in earlier in my care as out of numerous visits 6 or more he was the only person to add value to my care
Excellent communication. Explained in a way that was easy to understand. Excellent physician.
Both Drs. Leong and Monico were very thorough.
The fellow was great but couldn't find Dr. Leong. He eventually disappeared for quite some time until Dr. Leong showed up and asked how things were going...
Very good experience. Thank you to my visit everything was good.
This last visit was very emotional for me. I cried a lot at yet another 2 month delay. Dr. Leong was very, very patient with me & talked with me until I understood the procedure better.
The best experience I had. The doctor took his time to listen and hear me. I don't fill like that with my regular doctor.
Dr. Leong is an extremely competent physician. I would highly recommend him to others. His depth of knowledge and surgical prowess is exceptional!
I was only seen for a few minutes at the end of my visit with Dr. Leong I was seen by Dr. Kahn who introduced himself as an apprentice, Dr. Leong came in and it was obvious he was rushed and wanted to end the visit.
Very caring.
Dr. Leong is great concerned and knowledgeable, very helpful.
Enjoyed Dr. Leong. Would recommend him!
Dr. Leong called me 2 hours before my appt. & said he could see me early so I could head back home to miss the commute traffic. I was seen as soon as I got to the clinic.
Dr. Leong is the very BEST!
Dr. Leong was very compassionate and caring. He was very thorough in explaining my condition. I liked that he included my husband in the decisions regarding my treatment.
I was under the impression that I was there for a consultation for a rhizotomy. Instead, the dr. told me he was going to do a medial branch block. He was also unwilling to discuss my pain medication issues.
He walked me down the hall to show me the way out - !!
I have very high confidence in Dr. Leong. He is extremely knowledgeable and treats patients respectfully, explaining options and pros and cons clearly.
Dr. Leong is a very caring, professional, experienced and thoughtful doctor. He listened very carefully to my needs and problems too. I am very thankful to him. it made a difference on how I understand the procedure too. Thanks again, Dr. Leong.
It was a very good experience.
Dr. Leong is a very caring and compassionate physician.
Dr. Leong is awesome, he makes sure you are comfortable with him and his knowledge about your needs.
Very impressed with the team approach taken by Stanford Neuro Clinic.
I am very lucky to have Dr Leong as my Pain Mgmt Dr. He understands the extreme difficulty I am having dealing with the pain.
Dr. Leong was very courteous and professional. I felt taken care of & he has an approachable and friendly demeanor.
I have received so many mixed messages about my condition that finally one has very little hope. Happily Dr. Leong found that my pain pump was disconnected and he is taking a personal interest in my case. I am grateful.
Very good.
The doctor was very concerned and caring. I do have great confidence in this young man. I'm finally happy I found someone to help me.
Great care provide at every turn.
Very positive experience. Everyone very knowledgeable & kind. Loved Dr. Leong.
Didn't offer as much info as I'd like, but answered all questions willingly. But presented treatment as "have to do" instead of "we could do that."
I have no clue whether Dr. Leong is a good Dr. or not. He spent barely anytime with me. When he first walked in the room he interrupted a tearful discussion without even noticing. That started things off wrong - He talked loud and overly confident and condescending. Then leaves to talk over things with the nurse! But I made the appt with Dr.! A scary appt at that.
I am 68, Dr. Michael Leong is one of the finest doctors I have ever met. He discussed my complicated back problem and my options in clear language. After talking with Dr. Leong, about my situation and options I feel hope and so relieved - Like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I know I could not be in better hands. I don't feel this despair about my situation that I felt.
Everyone (Dr. Leong and his female partner worked well together, and answered all of our questions).
The doctor informed me, himself, of a delay and made sure I was comfortable!
Dr. was great about squeezing me in for holidays! Really appreciated it!!
Dr. Leong is an amazing doctor but also person unlike many doctors in PM.
Excellent experience.
Very pleased with my meeting with Dr. Leong.
In essence Dr. Leong is good - just didn't have enough time w/him.
Not a talker, or "warm n fuzzy" but I very much enjoyed the technical teaching he was giving his student and the precision of his hands for the actual procedure.
I have always felt the care & concern of everyone at the pain clinic is excellent.
The named doctor plus a consult partner spent 2 hours with me!
Very positive experience with Dr. Leong.

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