A/Prof David Tingay
A/Prof David Tingay is a clinical neonatologist and respiratory physiologist at the Melbourne Children’s Campus (Australia) whose work aims at improving the respiratory outcomes of newborn infants. He is an internationally recognised expert in the physiology of the diseased neonatal lung, particularly the use of advanced modes of mechanical ventilation and imaging regional lung mechanics. He currently co-leads the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Neonatal Research Program. This is an interconnected program of molecular science, translational model, clinical trial and engineering research in lung physiology, lung injury, advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, lung recruitment and lung imaging. His research aims to develop new respiratory support strategies that improve clinical outcomes by focusing less on the mode of support and more on optimizing a strategy for each baby.
A/Prof Tingay is the Coordinating Principal Investigator (CPI) for the multi-center, International POLAR clinical trial. It is through A/Prof Tingay’s research program that the dynamic PEEP strategy being investigated in the POLAR Trial was developed.