Charlie Teo Wiki
Charles Teo AM (born 1957) is an Australian neurosurgeon.
Charlie Teo Age
Dr Charlie Teo operated on a dear friend of mine when her Brisbane specialist said he couldn’t touch it and refered her to Dr Teo – He saved her life and she lives a normal life today – He is prepared to try and save lives when others won’t risk the difficult operations
— Glenise Clelland (@ArtyGlen) June 9, 2019
He was born in 1957, 62 years old
Charles Teo Early life and education
Teo was born to Chinese-Singaporean parents who immigrated to Australia.
He attended The Scots College and the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1981.
Charles Teo Career
Charlie Teo trained in Sydney but worked for a decade in the United States, where he still teaches. His sub-speciality is paediatric neurosurgery. He is the director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital and the founder of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (formerly Cure For Life Foundation).
Conflating the issues around Charlie Teo (is he a cowboy? Does he have a saviour complex?) with the wider issue of data availability on surgeons in general is not helpful.
Deal with them seperately
— James Purser (@purserj) June 9, 2019
Teo has received much media attention as something of a miracle worker, but some neurosurgeons have criticised him as being too radical, offering “false hope” to patients who are believed to have an incurable brain cancer or a brain tumour that is dangerously located. Teo has resigned from the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and argues that delaying the death of patients with an incurable brain cancer is worthwhile if it is their wish and that patients who seek his surgery are determined to live with a quality of life, despite being informed the surgery itself carries a sometimes considerable risk.
A story about Teo and one of his patients, the young pianist Aaron McMillan, is detailed in the book Life in his Hands by Susan Wyndham. A patient of Charlie Teo’s, Sally White, has written of her experiences in Three Quotes From A Plumber: How a Second Opinion Changed the Life of a Woman with a Brain Tumour Teo has also been featured in several TV programs including the ABC’s Q&A, Good Medicine, 60 Minutes, Last Chance Surgery, Australian Story, Enough Rope and Anh’s Brush with Fame.
Teo gave the 50th Anniversary Errol Solomon Meyers Memorial Lecture at the University of Queensland in August 2007. Teo gave the 2012 Australia Day speech on 23 January 2012.
Charlie Teo Personal life
He is married to Genevieve Teo (née Agnew); the couple have four daughters.
Since 2009, Teo and his wife have been council members for Australian animal welfare group Voiceless, the animal protection institute. “Doctors may not have direct responsibility for the injustices of modern agriculture but we do have the power to help overcome them. We hold a privileged role in society; we are trusted as scientific minds and reliable carers. Our communities will listen when we explain the illness and suffering that lies hidden behind the closed doors of factory farms”
Charlie Teo Updates
— tim gauci (@timco10) June 9, 2019
Embattled brain surgeon Dr. Charlie Teo has threatened to quit amid mounting criticism from colleagues who he claims are trying to force him out of his job.
The Sydney-based neurosurgeon hit out against the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons on Saturday, accusing the organisation of ‘persecuting’ independent doctors.
Teo, 61, has been under attack over his expensive procedures after a 12-year-old patient was forced to crowdfund $160,000 for a lifesaving surgery.
The doctor told the Sydney Morning Herald the recent backlash was the most ‘relentless and vicious’ he had experienced in his career.
‘When the distractions become too great and I can’t give my patients what they deserve, I will call it quits’, Teo said.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Dr Charlie Teo has claimed he is being ‘persecuted’ by his surgical colleagues
- The Sydney-based surgeon said the mounting criticism will ‘eventually get’ him
- Teo came under fire after a patient was forced to raise $160,000 for surgery
Renowned brain surgeon Charlie Teo has lashed out at neurosurgeons for letting their egos get in the way and making their patients unnecessarily pay excessive amounts of money to access his expertise.https://t.co/FIR3gQRbWZ
— WAtoday (@WAtoday) June 9, 2019