Charlie Teo Biography – Charlie Teo Wiki
Charlie Teo is an Australian high-profile neurosurgeon, from Sydney, New South Wales. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales to Chinese-Singaporean immigrants parents who moved to Australia. Charlie attended Scots College and later graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 1981. Upon graduating from college, he served for some years at the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Charlie was also an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas.
Due to Charlie Teo’s reputation, he has visited several countries and given speeches on different occasions and institutions. Charlie has written books and taught regularly in the United States. He as well teaches and sponsors the education of neurosurgeons from developing countries such as Peru, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Romania, and treats children from developing countries with neurological conditions.
Charlie is the founder of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Charlie Teo Foundation. He has been featured in several TV programs such as ABC’s Q&A, Good Medicine, 60 Minutes, Last Chance Surgery, Australian Story, Enough Rope, and Anh’s Brush with Fame. He was named the Readers’ Digest Most Trusted Australian and was first or in the Top 5 for several years being rated most trusted Australian in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Charlie Teo Age
He was born on December 24, 1957, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Charlie Teo Wife
Is Charlie Teo married? he was previously married to his ex-wife Genevieve Teo. Together with his ex-wife, they share four daughters. The couple was later divorced in 2018. He is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend Traci Griffiths, a former international model. In 2011, Traci Griffiths was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The brain tumor was treated by Charlie who was then her treatment surgeon.
Charlie Teo Parents
He is the son of Elizabeth and Phillip. Charlie Teo’s parents are Chinese-Singaporean immigrants who moved to Australia.
Charlie Teo Daughter
Who are Charlie Teo’s daughters? he has four daughters, Nikki Teo, Alex Teo, Katie Teo, Sophie Teo. His daughters attended St Catherine’s all-girls school. Upon graduating Nicola started a dog-walking business while Alex who is the oldest is a budding fashionista, Katie serves as an interior designer.
Charlie Teo Career
Charlie began general neurosurgery at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown, Australia. He later moved to the United States and worked at the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Charlie was the only Australian neurosurgeon certified by a United States medical board. He worked in the United States for almost a decade. Upon moving back to his native country, Charlie was appointed as the director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
In 2019, there was a controversy after a urologist commented on the rising of GoFundMe campaigns requesting to collect a high amount of money for patients to have them treated by Charlie. In 2021 a special hearing was conducted by the NSW Medical Council to examine Charlie Teo’s behaviors during surgical procedures. He faced the NSW Medical Council over several allegations put against him by other doctors.
Charlie Teo Net Worth
Charlie Teo’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.