Charlie Teo Biography

Charlie Teo

Quick Facts About Charlie Teo

Celebrated Name Charlie Teo
Age 63 Years
Nick Name Charlie
Birth Name Charlie Teo
Birth Date 1957-12-24
Gender Male
Profession Neurosurgeon
Place Of Birth Sydney, New South Wales
Birth Nation Australian
Nationality Australian
Famous For Popular Australian Neurosurgeon
Father Phillips
Mother Elizabeth
Siblings 1
Sisters Annie
Ethnicity Asian (Chinese-Singaporean)
College / University Scots College
University University of New South Wales
Education Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Genevieve Agnew
Children 4
Daughter Nikki, Katie, Alex, and Sophie
Girlfriend Traci Griffiths
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height Tall
Weight Balanced
Body Type Average
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Greyish White
Hair Style clean-shaved or short-trimmed
Source of Wealth Salary from his profession as a neurosurgeon
Net Worth Estimated between $1 and $5 million

Charles Teo is an Australian neurosurgeon. Teo is one of the reputed neurosurgeons from Australia, being voted the Most trusted Australian in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He worked in the United States for ten years as an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery before returning to Australia. His work is considered a miracle and has written over thirty book chapters. However, the complaints about his behaviors during surgical procedures led the NSW Medical Council to suspend him and prevent him from performing any surgeries in 2021.

What is Charles Teo Famous For?

  • A well-renowned Australian surgeon.

Where is Charles Teo From?

Charles Teo was born on 24 December 1957. His birth place is in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. He holds an Australian nationality. He was born to Chinese-Singaporean parents. He was born to his father, Phillips, and his mother, Elizabeth. He has a sister named Annie. He belongs to the Asian ethnicity. His father was a doctor. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Scots College. He later attended the University of New South Wales. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1981.

Charlie Teo Career

  • Charlie Teo started his medical career in general neurosurgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. 
  • He then moved to the United States. 
  • He completed a fellowship in Dallas, Texas.
  • He then spent 10 years in the United States and held the position of Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and later Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. 
  • He then returned to Australia. 
  • He was appointed the director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital. 
  • He is the founder of the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (formerly Cure For Life Foundation). 
  • He is also the founder of the Charlie Teo Foundation. 
  • He developed an international reputation in the field of minimally-invasive neurosurgery. 
  • He has written more than thirty book chapters and numerous scholarly papers. 
  • He has been an invited speaker and visiting professor in more than thirty-five countries, associated with institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Albert Einstein University, Marburg University and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • He treats children from developing countries with neurological conditions. 
  • he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine as a neurosurgeon through the introduction of minimally invasive techniques, as a researcher, educator, and mentor, and through the establishment of the Cure for Life Foundation in 2011. 
  • Teo was given temporary restrictions from performing surgeries after complaints about his work in 2021.
  • The NSW Medical Council conducted a special hearing into Teo's behaviors during surgical procedures in 2021. 
  • He needs to obtain written support from the NSW Medical Council-approved neurosurgeon before performing certain types of brain tumor surgery.   
  • The Health Care Complaints Commission is also investigating Teo. 
  • The controversy arose in May 2019 when a prominent urologist, Professor Henry Woo, commented on the large number of GoFundMe campaigns requesting considerable sums of money for patients to have surgery done by Teo when Australia's public health system should be performing any required surgery in the public system.

Charlie Teo family

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Who is Charlie Teo Wife?

Charlie Teo is currently dating his girlfriend, Traci Griffiths. Traci is a former international model who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011 and Teo was her treating surgeon. They started dating after Teo separated from his wife. 

Charlie Teo was previously married to Genevieve Agnew. The couple shares four children together, Nikki, Katie, Alex, and Sophie. After years of marriage, the couple separated in 2018. 

Charlie Teo girlfriend

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How Tall is Charlie Teo?

Charlie Teo stands at an average height. He has a balanced body weight. He maintains his body perfectly well. The detailed information about his height and weight is not available. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is greyish-white. He usually keeps his head clean-shaved or short-trimmed. 

What is Charlie Teo Salary and Net Worth?

Charlie Teo is one of the most reputed and successful neurosurgeons in the world. As he is a successful neurosurgeon, he is paid quite a good salary for his job. However, his controversies led the NSW Medical Council to prohibit him from performing surgeries temporarily. At present, his net worth is not known. It is estimated between the range of $1 and $5 million.

Did You Know?

  • His Chinese-Singaporean parents immigrated to Australia, where Teo was born.
  • He is the only Australian neurosurgeon certified by a US medical board.
  • He has been a council member for the Australian animal welfare group Voiceless since 2009.
  • He has been an invited speaker and visiting professor in more than thirty-five countries, associated with institutions such as Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Albert Einstein University, Marburg University and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • His notable patients include Jane McGrath, Dr. Chris O'Brien, and Stan Zemanek.
  • Author Susan Wyndham detailed a story about Teo and the pianist Aaron McMillan, a patient, in her biography, Life in his Hands.
  • He was 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.
  • The Reader's Digest magazine named him the Most Trusted Australian in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Teo gave the 50th Anniversary Errol Solomon Meyers Memorial Lecture at the University of Queensland in August 2007.
  • He gave the 2012 Australia Day speech on 23 January 2012.