• Ting, Joseph

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

    Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

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

    Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC
    Room 1R46A 
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Neonatal Hemodynamics and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO), especially in small-for-gestational age infants and septic shock
    • Neonatal Infections & Antimicrobial Stewardship

    Dr. Joseph Ting is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Staff Neonatologist at BC Women’s Hospital. 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’s main research interests fall into two aspects: (i) neonatal infections & antimicrobial stewardship; and (ii) small-for-gestational infants. He is interesting in conducting (i) population studies to understand their associations with predictive variables and neonatal outcomes; and (ii) targeted neonatal echocardiography studies to describe their haemodynamic changes to develop supportive strategies to these vulnerable infants.

    Current Projects
    • Myocardial dysfunction in preterm infants with septic shock
    • Right ventricular dysfunction in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    • Multi-drug-resistant organisms and neonatal outcomes
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
    Selected Publications

    Neonatal Hemodynamics

    More K, Sakhuja P, Giesinger G, Ting JY, Jesal S, Anie L, Jain A, Moore A, McNamara PJ. “Cardiovascular associations with abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging in neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy undergoing therapeutic hypothermia and rewarming.” Am J of Perinatology 2018 [Epub].

    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, Paquette V, Ng K, Linsovoka S, Shivanada S, Tilley P, Osiovich H, Roberts A. “Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship care bundle on antimicrobial prescriptions in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit”. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2018 [Accepted]

    Ting JY, Roberts A, Synnes A, Canning R, Bodani J, Monterossa L, Shah PS and Canadian Neonatal Network Investigators. “Invasive fungal infections in neonates in Canada: epidemiology and outcomes”. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2018 [Epub]

    Ting JY, Synnes A, Roberts A, Despandey A, Dow K, Yang JM, Lee KS, Dobson S, Lee SK, Shah PS and Canadian Neonatal Network Investigators. “Association of antibiotic utilization and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 months’ corrected age among extremely low gestational age neonates without proven sepsis”. Am J Perinatol. 2018 [Accepted]

    Ouchenir L, Renaud C, Khan S, Bitnun A, Boisvert AA, McDonald J, Bowes J, Brophy J, Barton M, Ting JY, Roberts A, Hawkes M, Robinson JL. “The epidemiology, management, and outcomes of bacterial meningitis in infants.” Pediatrics. 2017 [Epub].

    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.

    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.

    Neonatal outcomes and others

    Ting JY, Kingdom JC, Shah PS. “Antenatal steroids, magnesium sulphate and mode of delivery in preterm fetal growth restriction.” American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018.

    Haddock C, Al Maawali AG, Ting JY, Bedford J, Afshar K, Skarsgard E. “Impact of Multidisciplinary Standardization of Care for Gastroschisis: Treatment, Outcomes, and Cost.” J Pediatr Surgery. 2018 [Epub].

    Wen Q, Muraca GM, Ting JY, Coad S, Lim KI, Lisonkova S. “Temporal trends in rates of severe birth trauma and obstetric trauma by mode of delivery”. BMJ Open 2018.

    Razaz N, Avitan T, Ting JY, Pressey T, Joseph KS. “Perinatal outcomes in multifetal pregnancy following fetal reduction.” CMAJ. 2017.

    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.


    2017 - Medical and Allied Staff Engagement Society (MASES) Engagement Fund, Provincial Health Services Agency (PI)

    2017 - Establishment Award, British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute (PI)

    2016 - Pan-Canadian Network to Improve Outcomes of Preterm Birth (team grant), Canadian Institute of Health Research (Co-applicant)

    2016 - Investigator Grant Award Program, British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute (PI) 

    2015 - Partnerships for Health System Improvement Grant (team grant), Canadian Institute of Health Research (Principal applicant)

    2015 - Seed Grant Award, Child and Family Research Institute (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

    2017 – Early Career Investigator in Women’s Health Research Award, British Columbia Women’s Hospital Research Institute

    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