Daniel Ting, MD, PhD

Daniel Ting, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Center

Dr Daniel Ting is the Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Center, affiliated with Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. In 2017, he was chosen to be the US-ASEAN visiting Fulbright Scholar to visit Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence, big data analytics and telemedicine in the field of Ophthalmology. To date, he has published close to 80 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and educational articles, including close to 20 AI articles published in JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Biomedical Engineering, IAAI, MICCAI and ACCV; and also diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and choroidal imaging papers in Lancet, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and Nature Scientific Report. The DR published papers ranged from novel screening techniques, epidemiology, screening practices, reviews and commentaries on clinical trials. He has also received >1 Million USD as the principal investigator and approximately 25 Million USD as co-investigator/collaborator research funding for his AI and DR research work. Together with a few co-inventors, he has filed the provisional patent for the AI system in detecting retinal diseases and co-founded a spin-off company.

He serves as the section editor for AI and retina in British Journal of Ophthalmology, and also a regular reviewer in major medical journals, including JAMA, Nature Medicine, Nature Communication, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Digital Medicine, Diabetes Medicine, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina and IOVS. For his AI work, he was awarded the APTOS Young Innovator Award (2017), APAO Young Ophthalmologist’s Award (2018) and the upcoming US Macula Society Evangelos S Gragoudas Award (2019). He was also the finalist of 2018 Singapore Young Scientist Award and 2018 Asia-Pacific Economy Corporation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE), an award given to the scientists under 40 across all domains in science, technology and education. He has been a regular invited speaker, abstract reviewer, chair and course organizer for AI Ophthalmology in ARVO, Euretina, APTOS, APVRS, APAO and ACCV.

Academically, he graduated as the Valedictorian of SingHealth Residency in 2016 (among 86 graduating residents across all specialties) for maintaining 1st ranking nationally in the US OKAP (International) exam for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014), winning the prestigious UK FRCOphth McCartney Prize and many outstanding awards during his residency period, including the outstanding chief resident award, best resident award, inspiring young educator award, intermediate training examination award and residents’ committee award.