Prof. Lowell LING
LMCHK, MBBS (UK), MPhil (Cantab), MRCP (UK), FHKCA (IC), FHKAM (Anaes), FCICM

Assistant Professor
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant ProfessorIntensive Care Unit,
Prince of Wales Hospital

Research Interests
My research interests are in sepsis, organ dysfunction and critical care. I am currently researching on epidemiology of sepsis in Hong Kong and using genomic approaches to understand sepsis. I am a steering committee member of Asian Pacific Sepsis Alliance and serve on the editorial board of Journal of Intensive Care.


For a list of my publications and citations please refer to:
ORCID: 0000-0001-6639-7344

  • Liu YZ, Chu R, Lee A, Gomersall CD, Zhang L, Gin T, Chan MTV, Wu WKK, Ling L. A surveillance method to identify patients with sepsis from electronic health records in Hong Kong: a single centre retrospective study. BMC Infect Dis. 2020;20(1):652.

  • Lai CKC, Chen Z, Lui G, Ling L, Li T, Wong MCS, Ng RWY, Tso EYK, Ho T, Fung KSC, Ng ST, Wong BKC, Boon SS, Hui DSC, Chan PKS. Prospective study comparing deep-throat saliva with other respiratory tract specimens in the diagnosis of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). J Infect Dis. 2020.

  • Zuo T, Zhang F, Lui GCY, Yeoh YK, Li AYL, Zhan H, Wan Y, Chung A, Cheung CP, Chen N, Lai CKC, Chen Z, Tso EYK, Fung KSC, Chan V, Ling L, Joynt G, Hui DSC, Chan FKL, Chan PKS, Ng SC. Alterations in Gut Microbiota of Patients With COVID-19 During Time of Hospitalization. Gastroenterology. 2020. [Citations 0; IF: 19.8; Rank 2/84]

  • Lui G, Ling L, Lai CK, Tso EY, Fung KS, Chan V, Ho TH, Luk F, Chen Z, Ng JK, Chow KM, Cheng PK, Chan RC, Tsang DN, Gomersall CD, Hui DS, Chan PK. Viral dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 across a spectrum of disease severity in COVID-19. J Infect. 2020;81(2):318-356.

  • Ling L, Wong WT, Wan WTP, Choi G, Joynt GM. Infection control in non-clinical areas during COVID-19 pandemic. Anaesthesia. 2020;75(7):962-963. [Citations 0; IF: 5.8; Rank 4/31]

  • Phua J, Weng L, Ling L, Egi M, Lim C-M, Divatia JV, Shrestha BR, Arabi YM, Ng J, Gomersall CD, Nishimura M, Koh Y, Du B. Intensive care management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): challenges and recommendations. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(5):506-517.

  • Ling L, So C, Shum HP, Chan PKS, Lai CKC, Kandamby DH, Ho E, So D, Yan WW, Lui G, Leung WS, Chan MC, Gomersall CD. Critically ill patients with COVID-19 in Hong Kong: a multicentre retrospective observational cohort study. Crit Care Resusc. 2020;22(2):119-125.

  • Ling L, Joynt GM, Lipman J, Constantin JM, Joannes-Boyau O. COVID-19: a critical care perspective informed by lessons learnt from other viral epidemics. Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2020;39(2):163-166.

  • Phua J, Faruq MO, Kulkarni AP, Redjeki IS, Detleuxay K, Mendsaikhan N, Sann KK, Shrestha BR, Hashmi M, Palo JEM, Haniffa R, Wang C, Hashemian SMR, Konkayev A, Mat Nor MB, Patjanasoontorn B, Nafees KMK, Ling L, Nishimura M, Al Bahrani MJ, Arabi YM, Lim CM, Fang WF. Critical Care Bed Capacity in Asian Countries and Regions. Crit Care Med. 2020;48(5):654-662.

  • Ho J, Chan H, Liang Y, Liu X, Zhang L, Li Q, Zhang Y, Zeng J, Ugwu FN, Ho IHT, Hu W, Yau JCW, Wong SH, Wong WT, Ling L, Cho CH, Gallo RL, Gin T, Tse G, Yu J, Chan MTV, Leung CCH, Wu WKK. Cathelicidin preserves intestinal barrier function in polymicrobial sepsis. Crit Care. 2020;24(1):47.
  • Ng WT, Ling L, Joynt GM, Chan KM. An audit of mortality by using ECMO specific scores and APACHE II scoring system in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a tertiary intensive care unit in Hong Kong. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(2):445-455.

  • Leung CCH, Joynt GM, Gomersall CD, Wong WT, Lee A, Ling L, Chan PKS, Lui PCW, Tsoi PCY, Ling CM, Hui M. Comparison of high-flow nasal cannula versus oxygen face mask for environmental bacterial contamination in critically ill pneumonia patients: a randomized controlled crossover trial. J Hosp Infect. 2019;101(1):84-87.

  • Ling L, Chan KM. Weaning adult patients with cardiogenic shock on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation by pump-controlled retrograde trial off. Perfusion. 2018;33(5):339-345.
  • Joynt GM, Wong WT, Ling L, Lee A. Medical students and professionalism - Do the hidden curriculum and current role models fail our future doctors? Med Teach. 2018;40(4):395-399.

  • Tse AHW, Ling L, Lee A, Joynt GM. Altered Pharmacokinetics in Prolonged Infusions of Sedatives and Analgesics Among Adult Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review. Clin Ther. 2018;40(9):1598-1615.e1592.

  • Tse AH, Ling L, Joynt GM, Lee A. Prolonged infusion of sedatives and analgesics in adult intensive care patients: A systematic review of pharmacokinetic data reporting and quality of evidence. Pharmacol Res. 2017;117:156-165.

  • Ling L, Gomersall CD, Samy W, Joynt GM, Leung CCh, Wong WT, Lee A. The Effect of a Freely Available Flipped Classroom Course on Health Care Worker Patient Safety Culture: A Prospective Controlled Study. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18(7):e180.

  • Ling L, Maguire JJ, Davenport AP. Endothelin-2, the forgotten isoform: emerging role in the cardiovascular system, ovarian development, immunology and cancer. Br J Pharmacol. 2013;168(2):283-295.

  • Ling L, Kuc RE, Maguire JJ, Davie NJ, Webb DJ, Gibbs P, Alexander GJ, Davenport AP. Comparison of endothelin receptors in normal versus cirrhotic human liver and in the liver from endothelial cell-specific ETB knockout mice. Life Sci. 2012;91(13-14):716-722.

  • Mahony O, Tsigkou O, Ionescu C, Minelli C, Ling L, Hanly R, Smith ME, Stevens MM, Jones JR. Silica-Gelatin Hybrids with Tailorable Degradation and Mechanical Properties for Tissue Regeneration. Advanced Functional Materials. 2010;20(22):3835-3845.