Dr Leonhard Kukk

Dr Leonhard Kukk

Head of Surgery Clinic, urologist

Dr Leonhard Kukk is a highly experienced urologist. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu in 1982, completed his residency in urology and has furthered his education every year in Estonia as well as through international professional conferences and seminars. He has worked as a urologist in university hospitals in Oulu, Lund, Göteborg, Malmö, Örebro and Leuven as well as in the Moabit Clinic in Western Berlin. In his work, Dr Kukk primarily focuses on urology-related oncological illnesses and surgery as well as the treatment of urinary stone disease. He actively takes part in the work of professional urology and oncology associations and helps organise several professional conferences and training events. He also trains young colleagues. Dr Kukk was awarded the 2nd class of the Order of the Estonian Red Cross in 2018.

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A modern approach to the diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases that targets and is open to innovation. My goal is to work with the patient to achieve the best treatment result for them and improve their quality of life. My main specialist areas include oncological-urological diseases, urinary stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, incontinence in men and women and the surgical treatment of urogenital fistulas

Working languages

  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Finnish


1985 - 1987
Tallinn Central Hospital, clinical residency in urology
1982 - 1983
Tallinn Emergency Hospital, internship
1976 - 1982
Medical Faculty of the University of Tartu
1965 - 1976
Kohtla-Järve 1st Secondary School

Work experience

2021 - 2021
North Estonia Regional Hospital Foundation [SA Põhja- Eesti Regionaalhaigla] – head physician
2016 - 2021
Board member of Hiiumaa Hospital
2002 - 2020
North Estonia Regional Hospital Foundation, head of Surgery Clinic, urologist
1996 - 2002
Tallinn Central Hospital, head of Surgery Clinic, urologist
1994 - 1996
Tallinn Central Hospital, head of urology department, urologist
1988 - 1994
Tallinn Magdaleena Hospital, head of surgery department, urologist
1987 - 1988
Tallinn Emergency Hospital, urologist, general surgeon
1985 - 1987
Tallinn Central Hospital, residency in urology
1983 - 1985
Tallinn Emergency Hospital, general surgeon

Noteworthy professional further training (in the last five years)

11th European Multidisciplinary Congress on Urological Cancers (EMUC 2019), Vienna
6th Baltic Meeting in conjunction with the EAU, Tallinn
EAU Update on Bladder Cancer (BCa19), Turin
2018 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting, Chicago
The 33rd Annual EAU (European Association of Urology) Congress, Copenhagen
The 32nd Annual EAU (European Association of Urology) Congress, London
10th International Congress on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies, Washington
The 31st Annual Congress EAU (European Association of Urology), Munich
7th European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers (EMUC 2015), Barcelona
8th Congress of Baltic Association of Surgeons, Innovation in Surgery, Tallinn
The EAU (European Association of Urology) Baltic Meeting, Riga
The 30th Annual EAU (European Association of Urology) Congress, Madrid
European Urology Forum, Davos

Membership in professional organisations

Estonian Society of Oncologists
1999 - 2014
Member of the European Board of Urology (EBU), vice-chair of the EBU Manpower Committee
Estonian Association of Surgeons
European Association of Urology (EAU)
Estonian Society of Urologists

Medical interests

  • Modern treatment possibilities for oncological-urological disorders
  • Interdisciplinary coverage of cancer and malignant hematologic disorders
  • Urological surgery
  • Treatment of urinary stone disease
  • Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Surgical treatment of urogenital fistulas

About me

My exercise of choice includes downhill skiing, cycling and sailing.