Charlie Teo

Founder, Charlie Teo Foundation

Professor Charlie Teo AM

Prof Teo is the only Australian neurosurgeon to be Board Certified in both Australia and the U.S. He has been invited to many distinguished universities in more than 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 primarily works at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital in Sydney and has established the internationally acclaimed Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. His work here has extended the lives of many children and adults with brain tumours, some of which have been previously considered to be ‘inoperable’.

His efforts have been recognised both at home and abroad. In 2011 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his pioneering efforts in the development of minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgeon. In 2012 he was invited to give the Australia Day Address to the Nation and in 2013 Prof Teo was the first Australian non-politician to address the US Congress on the need for more funding for brain cancer research. Prof Teo has also been named the Most Trusted Person in Australia for the last five consecutive years.

Prof Teo’s commitment to drive awareness and funding for brain cancer research began in 2011 when he founded Cure for Life Foundation (now Cure Brain Cancer Foundation). It further deepen and intensified in 2017 when he founded the Charlie Teo Foundation, which will continue to raise awareness and fund the frontlines of brain cancer research, with a focus on Australian research, clinical trials and patients.