Prof Teo is an internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon and a pioneer in keyhole minimally invasive techniques.
He has been invited to many distinguished universities in over 50 countries as Visiting Professor, including Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt and Stanford Universities in the USA, Marburg University in Germany and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
Prof Teo dedicates 3 months every year to pro bono work in developing countries, for which he has been recognised with awards from Rotary International, including the Paul Harris Fellowship, and as a finalist in the NSW Australian of the Year awards in 2003 and 2009. In the 2011 Australia Day awards he was named as a Member of the Order of Australia.
Prof Teo founded the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation in 2003, which is now the largest funder of brain cancer research in Australia and which supports the Neuro-oncology wing of the Lowy Cancer Centre.
Prof Teo is a father to 4 beautiful girls and when not performing intricate brain surgery is proud to support his 2 favourite charities, the Cambodian Children’s Trust, which runs an orphanage in Battambang, and Voiceless, which funds legislative reform for the prevention of cruelty to industrial and Farm animals.