Dr. Charlie Teo AM

Charlie has been instrumental in the development, dissemination and acceptance of the concept of keyhole minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgery. His innovative approach to neurosurgical and neurological conditions was demonstrated while in the USA when he established and directed both the Arkansas Pediatric Neuro-oncology Clinic and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Movement Disorders Center. After returning to Australia, he established a fellowship program that attracts over 600 applicants yearly and has trained many of the world’s leading neurosurgeons at distinguished centres such as the Barrow Neurological Institute and Johns Hopkins, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Harvard Universities. He currently has academic appointments in Australia, Singapore, USA, Vietnam, Europe and India. Charlie has over 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored two books on keyhole approaches to brain tumours and is a guest editor for several journals. Over the last few years, Charlie has developed and nurtured several game-changing companies: Omniscient Neurotechnologies – a data software company that can map the functionality of the brain through “connectomics”; and Cingulum Health – a clinic dedicated to brain health and fitness using scientific rigour, a holistic approach and transcranial magnetic stimulation.