Dr Leah Xu Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr Leah Xu 1

Obstetrics and Gynaecology have always been Leah’s passion in medicine. As early as Leah’s university days, she has always been fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth. She feels lucky to have fallen in love with a field of medicine that can bring so much joy into families lives and feels very privileged to share such life changing moments with her patients. Leah enjoys getting to know each and every family throughout their pregnancy journey by taking her time at antenatal visits, so that her patients feel both comforted and educated. Leah understands the importance of individualised care for each person and is recognised for her warm and friendly, yet professional manner. Part of Leah’s care also includes regular scans in her consulting rooms. In particular, Leah performs third trimester growth scans at select appointments.

Born in Shanghai, China, Dr Xu migrated to Australia at the age of 12 with her family.  Leah completed her medical degree at University of Melbourne in 1997. Since then, she has completed her Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology training, and was awarded the Gold Medal for her performance in the Australian and New Zealand Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Specialist Examination. Leah subsequently undertook a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Leah Xu offers pregnancy care in both English and Mandarin.

Speaks Fluent Mandarin

Leah is part of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consulting Group, a group of five female Obstetricians Dr Jean Wong, Dr Perri Dyson, Dr Natalia Khomko and Dr Robin Thurman), and also Gynaecologists, Midwives, a Lactation Consultant, Dietitian and Women’s Health Physios. The practice is able to provide a multi-disciplinary team to support all aspects of patient care.

In addition to her private practice, Leah is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Frances Perry House and the Royal Women’s Hospital. She enjoys participating in the training and mentoring of young doctors and medical students. Leah is a training supervisor at the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Leah keeps up-to-date with the latest advances in Obstetrics and Gynaecology through ongoing professional development activities and conferences.

Medical Specialties

Dr Leah Xu enjoys caring for both low and high-risk pregnancies.

·      IVF Pregnancies

·      Advanced Maternal Age

·      Previous Pregnancy Loss and Recurrent Miscarriages

·      Previous Pre-Term Birth

·      Multiple Pregnancies

·      TOLAC (Trial of Labour after Caesarean Section)

·      Cervical Insufficiency (Cervical Surveillance can be performed by Dr Xu in her rooms)

·      Same Sex Couples

·      Single Women

·      Surrogate Pregnancies

·      Maternal Medical Conditions

·      Pre-Pregnancy Counselling

·      Contraception

·      IUD insertions (Mirena, Kyleena and Copper)

·      Abnormal Cervical Screening Tests/Pap Smears & Colposcopies

·      Menstrual Disorders

Life Outside Medicine  

Leah is a mother to three children, 2 young adult sons and a younger daughter.

In her spare time Leah enjoys yoga, traveling, dining out, musical theatre and home improvements.

Dr Leah Xu 2
Dr Leah Xu 3

About our team
Meet our specialists

OGCG has five female specialist obstetricians; Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman.

Supporting the obstetricians are Gabi Eckereder (lactation consultant) and Robyn Compton (Maternal & Paediatric Dietician).

We also offer the services of 2 specialist gynaecologists, Dr Harvinder Kaur and Dr Stephen Lee.


5 female specialist obstetricians, O&GCG Melbourne, Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman

Do you have any concerns or would like to ask our doctors a question?
Please fill in the form below.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.