Teck Soo, MD

Neurosurgeon Champion
Dr. Soo completed his medical education at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in 1986. Dr. Soo completed a general surgery residency at the University of Hong Kong and became a fellow of the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, in 1991, and a neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1997. Dr. Soo completed two Neurosurgical spine fellowships at the University of Toronto, became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1997 and the American College of Surgeons in 2004. Dr. Soo’s extensive training and continuous innovation in spinal surgeries form the basis of his clinical research. Dr. Soo was elected one of Detroit’s top doctors by the Detroit Hour magazine consecutively from 2003-present. Dr. Soo has been the Chief of Neurosurgery, Ascension Providence Hospitals, Michigan since 2004, and the Medical Director of the Complex Spine Service, Van Elslander Neurosciences Institute since 2007. Dr. Soo is passionate about teaching. In 2001, Dr. Soo brought the osteopathic residency to Ascension Providence hospital. Dr. Soo was a faculty member of the University of Toronto before moving to Michigan. Dr. Soo has been a teaching faculty of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2007. He became the Program Director of the Neurosurgical residency, Ascension Providence Hospital, in 2016. Today, the residency is an ACGME-accredited program with 14 residents and a robust clinical research program focused on minimally invasive spine surgery. In 2016, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons awarded Dr. Soo the Presidential Citation for teaching. In 2019, Dr. Soo became the first division chief of neurosurgery at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Association of neurological surgeons in 2021, a member of the executive committee and publications committee of MSSIC in 2022.