Dr Teo Cheng Peng was awarded the Public Service Commission Scholarship by the Singapore Government to study Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery in 1984 and was conferred a Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) three years later. Under another scholarship, Dr Teo received his advanced training at Royal Marsden Hospital, the leading Cancer Centre in the United Kingdom.
Upon returning, he started the Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant program at the National University Hospital. In 1995, he was then recruited to develop the Autologous Stem Cell Transplant program for solid tumours in the Department of Medical Oncology, Singapore General Hospital. After a successful implementation of the clinical program, he continued his career in Gleneagles Hospital, where he continued his work with stem cells in the fields of haematology and medical oncology.
Dr Teo continued to develop his interest in the field of stem cells and was one of the pioneers in starting an autologous stem cell bank in Singapore. Dr. Teo is the Chairman of Gleneagles Hospital Blood Transfusion Committee. He is also a member of the Singapore Society of Haematology, Singapore Bone Marrow Donor Programme, Singapore Society of Oncology, Society of Transplantation (Singapore), International Society of Haematology and Graft Engineering and the International Society of Haematology.
Dr Teo is widely published in many peer-reviewed journals and participated at many international conferences. He is presently practicing at the Parkway Cancer Centre and Gleneagles Hospital, and is continuing to develop the Stem Cell Transplant programme there.