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About Malcolm Ing, MD

Malcolm Ing


Dr. Ing received his pre-medical training from Harvard University, graduated from Yale Medical School and completed his Ophthalmology training at Yale University.  He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital under the direction of Dr. Frank Costenbader and Dr. Marshall Parks who was voted one of the ten most Influential Ophthalmologists of the 20th Century in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ing enjoys teaching at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and serves as clinical Professor and Chair Emeritus of the division of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ing has also received national and international recognition for his work in Pediatric Ophthalmology and the treatment of crossed eyes (strabismus).  He has published over 60 scientific articles on these subjects and is listed in Best Doctors in America (since 1992) and also listed in Honolulu Magazine’s Best Doctors in Hawaii.

In his spare time, he enjoys surfing and won the Hawaii State Surfing Championship in the Legends Division in 2003 and 2004.  Dr. Ing also has had a lifelong interest in painting and at one time was interested in pursuing a career in art.

His father, also a physician, advised him to pursue surgery as a career instead, saying, “You can be an artist with your surgery and make your patients look better as well as helping them to function in life.”

Dr. Ing was born and raised in Hawaii.  He is married and has three daughters and three grandchildren.  He enjoys surfing in his spare time and in 2003 and 2004 he won the Legends Division at the HSA State Championship's, and more recently he won the Golden Legends Division in 2012, 2014 and 2017.


High School:Punahou High School (with Honors)
Pre-Medical: Harvard University
Medical: Yale University (Accepted after 3 years of college)
Internship: University of California at Los Angeles-Surgical Services
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., Pediatric Ophthalmology (with Dr. Marshall Parks, one of the most 10 influential ophthalmologist of the 20th century)


Harvard Book Prize for Academic Achievement
Listed in Best Doctor's in America since 1992 for Pediatric Ophthalmology
David Friendly Award by the Costenbader Association for outstanding contribution to Pediatric Ophthalmology 2000
Invited Speaker , Yonsei University, Seoul Korea, 1997
Invited Speaker, Japanese Association of Amblyopia and Strabismus, Nagoya Japan, 2007
Invited Speaker, Phillipine Academy of Ophthalmology, Manila 2010
Invited Panelist, Asian Pacific Aca
demy of Ophthalmology, Sydney, Australia 2011
Past Trustee, American College of Surgeons, 1982
Honor Awardee, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 1993.


American Board of Ophthalmology


Clinical Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology Division, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Editorial BoardJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (10 years)
Chief, Ophthalmology Service, Kapiolani Medical Center
Past Chief, Ophthalmology Service, The Queen's Medical Center
Past President, Hawaii Ophthalmological Society
Associate Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology (8 years)
Hawaii Medical Association Council, elected 1998-2002
Councilor from Hawaii Ophthalmological Society to Hawaii Medical Association, 2006-present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 1970-present
Member, American Ophthalmological Society, 1981-present
Charter Member, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology, 1972
Reviewer, Archives of Ophthalmology Journal
Spokesperson, National Eye Care (now Senior Eye Care) Project of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Hawaii Lions Project, Early Detection of Amblyopia
Retinal Fundus Camera Screening by Lions Club for diabetic retinopathy (advisor)
Author of over 60 peer reviewed articles on the treatment of eye diseases in various journals

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