Dr Ru-Dee Ting is a consultant general and interventional cardiologist at Sydney Cardiology. He is the head of the department of Cardiology at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Ting specialises in coronary angioplasty, rotational atherectomy, diagnostic intracoronary imaging, right heart catheterisation and haemodynamic testing. He is proficient in both radial and femoral access coronary angiography. Dr Ting also has expertise in structural intervention including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure and transcatheter mitral valve repair. These techniques enable patients to have coronary artery occlusion, certain cardiac valve abnormalities and congenital defects addressed with minimally invasive approaches, avoiding the need for open heart surgery. Dr Ting also performs transthoracic echocardiography, exercise stress echo testing, holter and event monitoring, and 24hr blood pressure monitoring.
Dr Ting obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne. He trained in cardiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and completed an interventional fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
In addition, Dr Ting holds a PhD and a Masters of Clinical Trials from the University of Sydney. He undertook translational research at both the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre and the Heart Research Institute. He was the recipient of a NHMRC postgraduate scholarship as well as a NHMRC CTC PhD research scholarship for his work examining the impact of renal disease on cardiovascular risk and the effect of fenofibrate on the microvascular complications of diabetes. He has published in various medical journals and has presented his work at numerous conferences both locally and internationally.
He is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney clinical school and a senior clinical lecturer at the Macquarie University clinical school, being involved with undergraduate education. He also delivers lectures extensively to primary care physicians in the areas of preventative cardiology, coronary heart disease and arrhythmia.
Dr Ting has admitting rights at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital and Macquarie University Private Hospital. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin.
Ru-Dee’s main job is being a dad, and can be found on most weekends at various playgrounds around Sydney. He also enjoys tennis and rock climbing.