Chao-Son Teng

June 15, 1936September 10, 2018

Chao-son Teng, M.D., 82, a resident of Odenton and formerly of Bodkin Pointe, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10 at home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in mainland China, his family moved to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-Shek during the Cultural Revolution. He was a graduate of the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan, and completed his residency training at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. In both Taiwan and the United States, he taught many visiting professionals the art of acupuncture in its application to pain management.

Dr. Teng was a longtime physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital and then was in private practice for many years. Throughout his career, whether in private practice or on staff at a hospital, he was responsible for teaching his philosophy for the treatment of pain to the residents of many of the local teaching hospitals.

In his retirement at the age of 70, he followed his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail and traveled the world with his beloved wife.

He was the oldest son of Chien-Ming Teng and Tze-Yun Yang and had two brothers and two sisters, all of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Rae (Altland), three children, Ting-Chien Teng (Stephanie) of Fremont, California, Ting-Shih Teng (Patricia) of San Diego, California and Ann Elizabeth Cole (Andrew) of Annapolis, Maryland, and five grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral service. He will be deeply missed, always remembered and loved forever. Please celebrate his life with your personal thoughts and remembrances of him.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Chao’s name be made to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Research at 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202 or Hospice of the Chesapeake at 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.


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Joyce McAvoy

September 13, 2018

Nancy, Ken and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Chao was such a wonderful, happy person! We always felt good when we talked with him. His kind, peaceful countenance left us feeling the same way. The memory of Chao for us will always be of his “trail training”. Walking, walking, walking around the neighborhood with his loaded backpack, sometimes barefoot, in all kinds of weather!! Sending our love! Joyce and Ken