• Ting, Joseph

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Divison of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604-875-2345 ext. 5380
    Lab Phone
    Twinky Ip
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 1R46A
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Neonatal Hemodynamics and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO)
    • Neonatal Infections & Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Neonatal Epidemiology and Outcomes Research

    Dr. Joseph Ting is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Staff Neonatologist at BC Women’s Hospital since July 2013. He completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, in 2006 and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases and Master of Public Health (Medical Statistics) from the University of Hong Kong in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2010 – 2013 he received his fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine in Vancouver, six months of which was spent at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to receive further training in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO).

    Dr. Ting is currently a Clinical Investigator at British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute. Apart from actively conducting research on neonatal haemodynamic, in collaboration with other major neonatal centres, he has great interest in neonatal infections, one of the biggest threats to premature infants. He serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of the hospital, and carries out studies on the surveillance of neonatal infections and rational antibiotic utilization at local and national levels.

    Dr. Ting has served as the co-site investigator of Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) at British Columbia Women’s Hospital since 2015. He has the passion to conduct collaborative research to enhance the neonatal-prenatal health and health care. 

    Current Projects
    • Myocardial dysfunction in preterm infants with septic shock
    • Multi-drug-resistant organisms and neonatal outcomes
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Selected Publications

    Neonatal Hemodynamics

    Ting JY, Maura R, More K, Nicholls D, Jain A, Weisz D, McNamara PJ. “Predictors of respiratory instability in neonates undergoing patient ductus arteriosus ligation after the introduction of targeted milrinone treatment”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016  
    Maura R, More K, Nicholls D, Ting JY, Jain A, McNamara P. “The Impact of a Dedicated Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation Team on Neonatal Health Care Outcomes”. J Perinatology 2016.

    EL-Khuffash A, James AT, Corcoran JD, Dicker P, Franklin O, Elsayed YN, Ting JY, Sehgal A, Malikawi A, Harabor A, Soraisham AS, McNamara, PJ. “A Patent Ductus Arteriosus Severity Score Incorporating Markers of Haemodynamic Significance and Left Ventricle Diastolic Function Predicts Chronic Lung Disease”. J Pediatrics. 2015.  

    Lavoie PM, Stritzke A, Ting JY, Jabr M, Jain A, Kwan E, Chakkarapani E, Brooks P, Brant R, McNamara PJ, Holsti L.”A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Use of Oral Glucose with or without Gentle Facilitated Tucking of Infants during Neonatal Echocardiography.” PLoS One. 2015.  

    Weisz D, Jain A, Ting JY, McNamara PJ, El-Khuffash A. “Non-Invasive Cardiac Output Monitoring in Preterm Infants Undergoing Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation:  A Comparison with Echocardiography”. Neonatology. 2014.

    Neonatal Infections

    Ting JY, Synnes A, Roberts A, Despandey A, Dow K, Yoon E, Lee KS, Dobson S, Lee KS, Shah PS, for the Canadian Neonatal Network Investigators. “Association of antibiotic utilization and neonatal outcomes in very-low-birth-weight infants without proven sepsis”. JAMA Pediatrics. 2016.

    Hon KLE, Ting JY, Poon T, Leung TF; Chow CM, Wong W. “Neonatal fever: spurious fever or genuine infection?”. J Trop Pediatrics. 2015.

    Ting JY, Goh V, Osiovich H. “Reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in a neonatal intensive care unit after implementation of a multidisciplinary evidence-based quality improvement collaborative: A four-year surveillance”. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013.

    Ting JY, Wong SSY, Chee YY, Wong KY, Tsoi NS, Lau ASY. “Bacillus blood stream infections in a tertiary perinatal centre: an 8-year study”. Am J Perinatol. 2013.

    Neonatal outcomes and others

    Bashir R, Callejas, A, Osiovich H, Ting JY. “Percutaneously Inserted Central Catheter-Related Pleural Effusion in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A 5-Year Review (2008-2012)”. J Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016.

    Callejas, A, Osiovich H, Ting JY. “Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) via scalp veins in neonates”. J Maternal Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016.

    Kisa P, Ting JY, Callejas A, Osiovich H, Butterworth SA.” Major thrombotic complications with lower limb PICCs in surgical neonates.” J Pediatr Surg. 2015.


    2016 - Child and Family Research Institute – Investigator Grant Award Program (Awardee)

    2015 - Partnerships for Health System Improvement Grant, Canadian Institute of Health Research (Co-applicant & Site Investigator)

    2015 - Child and Family Research Institute – Seed Grant Award (PI)

    2015 - Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, University of British Columbia (Co-I)

    2014 - Neonatal Research Seed Grant, Sandra Schmirler Foundation (PI)

    2011 - iACT Trainee Clinical Investigator Award Grant, Child & Family Research Institute (Co-I)

    Honours & Awards

    2016 - Early Career Investigator Award, Canadian Neonatal Network

    2016 – Best Young Investigator Prize, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

    2015 - Travel Grant, Asian Society for Pediatric Research 2015

    2014 - Travel Award, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting 2014

    Research Group Members