Dr. Teddy is a dedicated academic. This shows in his active involvement in many events surrounding continuing medical education, research, and writing, as well as numerous trainings and courses held by ICTEC.
He also holds a passion in art – including music, painting, and historical sites – and humanity project, as shown in his commitment in numerous public mass services on cleft lip and palate operation and circumcision throughout the Indonesian archipelago.
Dr. Teddy is an admirer of batik, a traditional cloth which forms a part of Indonesian heritage. This is demonstrated in the very design of his personal website.
- The background of this website is the batik pattern Sekar Jagad, which stands for beauty. It also signifies the diversity around the world.
- The frame around dr. Teddy’s profile picture is the batik Tambal, which has the meaning of fixing damaged objects. It is also believed to help the healing of an ill person.
Together, these two batik patterns represents the essence of plastic surgery, which consists of reconstructive and aesthetic function.