• Minimally invasive gynaecological surgeon and sonologist, McMaster University, Canada and University of Sydney, Australia  

Dr Mathew Leonardi is a minimally invasive gynaecological surgeon and sonologist at McMaster University in Canada. He is simultaneously finishing his PhD at the University of Sydney which is focused on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and surgical management of endometriosis.

He is a member of the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), the AAGL subcommittee “Special Interest Group in Endometriosis”, and ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology). He holds a position on the ISUOG Future Leaders Taskforce.

Since immersing himself in the clinical and academic world of endometriosis in late 2017, he has published numerous articles and presented at several international congresses (ISUOG, SEUD, AAGL, WFUMB) on endometriosis. He has won awards for his presentations on ultrasound and endometriosis at ISUOG in 2018 and 2019 and SEUD in 2019.

He is currently involved with a variety of local and multicentre international projects on endometriosis, ranging from studies on pathophysiology to assessment of surgical outcomes. He is very dedicated to advancing research to improve clinical care and this will be the major focus of his career.

Mathew Leonardi was appointed a WES Junior Ambassador in January 2020.