Controversial neurosurgery: Interview with Charlie Teo

Written by Alice Weatherston

Charlie Teo is a globe-trotting neurosurgeon; travelling the world with kids in tow – operating on brain tumors most other surgeons have, or would, deem inoperable. Despite having a significant impact on many individuals’ lives, placing him in multiple lists of top neurosurgeons worldwide, Teo is considered somewhat of an outsider within the field. Many colleagues have been openly scathing of his radical approaches and branded him as irresponsible, at best. I sat down with Teo at the recent International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-oncology (Liverpool, 12–15th June 2016) to find out for myself whether there is method to the ‘madness’...

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