Education and Training:
Dr. Ting studied medicine at the National University Singapore, graduating in 1999. He trained in internal medicine and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 2002. He subsequently underwent specialty training in general cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore, and received a scholarship in 2007 to pursue subspecialty training in preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (MAHI), one of the leading heart institutes in Canada. In 2008 he was awarded a second fellowship to train in advanced adult echocardiography at the MAHI, learning to use contrast echocardiography to improve the accuracy of assessing heart function and diagnosing coronary artery narrowing without the need for ionizing radiation. He also gained experience in the diagnosis and evaluation of valvular heart disorders using newer 3-D echocardiography techniques to aid planning and guiding of both surgical and minimally invasive treatments. After returning to the National Heart Centre, he further developed these skills by providing echo support for various valvular and structural procedures, and was part of the pioneering team of percutaneous mitraclip implantation in the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation. His other achievements include a training grant in 2012 to pursue a Master in public health at the prestigious Harvard University, U.S.A, where he practiced innovative ways to monitor health and deliver preventive and rehabilitative care to patients in the community using telemedicine. He is a certified clinical exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is proficient in cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the diagnosis and evaluation of cardiac conditions, as well as optimization of fitness. He is also board certified in cardiovascular computed tomography (CBCCT U.S.A).
Research and teaching:
Dr Ting has mentored and taught medical residents, students, nurses and fellows. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals or presented at both local and international scientific meetings, where he has also been invited to speak regularly. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS graduate medical school, senior clinical tutor with Yong Loo Lin School of medicine, as well as core faculty for the Singhealth cardiology residency program at Singapore General Hospital. He is a board member for Exercise Is Medicine Singapore which is part of the global initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM). At a National level, he was on several Ministry of Health committees including those involved in developing clinical lipid management guidelines and development of treadmill services in Singapore. In recognition of his contributions he was conferred Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Asean College of Cardiology, and Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore.
Dr. Ting is a senior consultant cardiologist with special interest in non-invasive imaging and management of heart valve disorders and coronary artery disease. He also plans structured lifestyle therapy programs for patients to reverse or slow the progression of coronary artery disease, as well as treat other lifestyle related conditions such has hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity; thereby reducing reliance on prescription medications.