Dr Jennifer GC Teo:

MBBS, FRCPA, FAMS

1998: FAMS Academy of Medicine, Singapore
1996: FRCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Dr Jennifer Teo is a senior consultant histopathologist with more than 15 years' experience. She provides consultancy services for laboratory quality assurance and control, as well as diagnostic histopathology and neuropathology. She is currently on staff at the KK Women's & Children's Hospital in Singapore, and is a faculty member for the national pathology residency program.

She attended medical school at the National University of Singapore, and trained in pathology at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was a research associate and undertook further subspecialty training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

On returning to Singapore, she established the Neuropathology Laboratory at the National Neuroscience Institute. Her other professional experience includes practice at major public hospitals and private sector laboratories in Singapore, and as Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Academy of Medicine in Singapore, and is or has been a member of various professional pathology societies in Singapore, Hong Kong and internationally. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in her field.

- Selected Original Articles

Teo JGC, Goh KYC, Ahuja A, Ng HK, Poon, WS. Intracranial calcifications, glioblastoma multiforme, and lead poisoning. Am J Neuroradiol 1996;18:576-579.

Teo JGC, Ng HK. Cytodiagnosis of pilocytic astrocytoma in smear preparations. Acta Cytol 1998;42(3):673-678.

Teo JGC, Goh KYC, Rosenblum MK, Muszynski CA, Epstein FJ. Intraparenchymal clear cell meningioma of the brainstem in a 2-year-old child - Case report and literature review. Pediatr Neurosurg 1998;28:27-30.

Teo JGC, Gultekin SH, Bilsky M, Gutin P, Rosenblum MK. A distinctive glioneuronal tumor of the adult cerebrum with neuropil-like (including “rosetted”) islands – report of 4 cases. Am J Surg Pathol 1999:23(5):502-510.


- Book Chapters

Goh KYC, Muszynski CA, Teo JGC, Constantini S, Epstein FJ. Excision of Intramedullary Tumors. In: Black PM, Kaye AH, eds. Operative Neurosurgery. London: WB Saunders (2000).

Goh KYC, Teo JGC, Epstein FJ. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Children. In: Sinha KK, Chandra P, eds. Advances in Clinical Neurosciences (8th edition). India (2000).


- Selected Abstracts and Lectures

Advances in Molecular Biology Techniques. Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, 1994.

The Neuropathology of AIDS. College of Medicine, Singapore, 1999.

Classification and Neuropathology of Brain Gliomas. Symposium on Cerebral Gliomas, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, 2000.

Neuropathology of Paediatric Brain Tumours. Paediatric Brain Tumour Symposium on Brain Tumours in Children, National University Hospital, Singapore, 2000.

Intraoperative Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Tumours. Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, 2002.

Transcriptional silencing of DLC-1 tumor suppressor gene by promoter hypermethylation in supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors. International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Argentina (Buenos Aires) 2004.

Neuropathology of Epilepsy, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, 2004.

The Spectrum of Pilomyxoid/Pilocytic Astrocytomas. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, 2012.


- Research Funding

1999 Genetic basis of chemoresistance in glioblastoma multiforme: Correlation of molecular markers with degree of cytotoxic response to chemotherapy drugs.

1999 Molecular genetics of meningiomas in Singapore.

2001 Vascular endothelial growth factor and receptor expression in cerebral arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

2002 National database for adult and paediatric patients with central nervous system tumours.


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