David Y. Ting, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Stress management as primary prevention of resident burnout
Dr. Dr. David Ting is an Assistant Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Ting graduated from Duke University and subsequently earned his M.D. degree at Duke, then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program (HCMP). During residency, Dr. Ting was recognized with the 1995 Donald Medeiras Resident Teaching Award in Pediatrics. He was a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education in 2005.
Upon graduation from residency in 1997, Dr. Ting became Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and he joined the staff of MGH as a primary care physician at MGH Everett Family Care, where he continues to precept residents and medical students. In his practice, Dr. Ting has placed particular emphasis on the application of computer technology in primary care: he implemented the first practice-wide electronic medical record in an MGH health center.
Dr. Ting became interested in global health when, as a medical student at Duke, he spent a year working at the Muhimbili Medical Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has subsequently traveled and worked clinically in Costa Rica, Bangladesh, and recently Malawi, in southern Africa. His personal vision for involvement in global health is to participate and support sustainable development in the third-world, leading to improved health and health care for the world's poorest citizens. He believes his position as a program director and faculty member comes with the responsibility to be a resource and encouragement to like-minded residents and students who have an interest and heart for reaching out to disadvantages people beyond our own country.