BiographyDr. David Y. Ting is an Associate Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ting graduated from Duke University with a B.S. degree in chemistry, and a double-major in political science. He subsequently earned his M.D. degree at Duke, and then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program at MGH. In 2010 Dr. Ting became the Associate Medical Director for Information Systems for the MGH and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In his clinical practice at MGH Everett Family Care, Dr. Ting cares for the primary care needs of both adults and children, with a particular clinical interest in the management of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and childhood attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
MGH Cancer Center researchers have discovered a previously unknown feature of common tumor cells – massive overexpression of satellite repeats, which are DNA sequences that do not code for proteins. The findings may improve understanding of tumor development and provide a new cancer biomarker.