A recipient of the prestigious NUH Young Doctor Award for his work in Stem Cell Therapy in 2003, Dr Teo furthered his clinical fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, following his HMDP (High Manpower Development Program) scholarship award by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.
Dr Teo currently holds appointment as the Head of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedics, with Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His expertise covers orthopaedic management and surgery, with sub-specialties in Hip & Knee replacements. He has had vast experience in Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), and the use of individualised customisation for minimally invasive (MIS) Hip and Knee replacements. Dr Teo was amongst the early pioneers of patient specific instrumentation, one the latest advances in personalised joint replacement that allows cutting edge precision in implanting knee replacement to every patient’s specific requirements. Dr Teo has performed 250 such cases between November 2010 and December 2012. Dr Teo’s work has led to significant improvements to patients’ mobility and quality of life.
Dr Teo is an appointed Clinical lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery for the National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine, and is also a Core Faculty Member of the NHG residency program. He has widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals , and is an established Speaker in regional & International Orthopaedic Conferences.
An avid long-distance runner, Dr Teo is passionate about helping people regain mobility to live life to the fullest, no matter young or old. Having grown up in Singapore, Dr Teo is fluent in English & Mandarin, and conversant in Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, and Malay.
Professional Qualifications & Affiliations
Mb Bch (National University Ireland) 1998
BAO (National University Ireland) 1998
B Med Sci (National University Ireland) 1998
MRCS (Edin) 2001
M. Med Ortho (National University Singapore) 2002
FRCSEd (Orth) 2006
Singapore Orthopaedic Association
ASEAN arthroplasty association (AAA)