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Ka Ming Ngai

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health


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    Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Ngai received his B.A., M.D., and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his residency training at the New York University/Bellevue Hospital Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ngai’s clinical interest is in health services research and he is currently an NIH/NHLBI career development award funded researcher. His current research interest is focused on patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and the use of linguistic interpreter services to improve cardiovascular and respiratory outcomes.


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Ongoing Research Support

5K12HL109005-02                Lynne D. Richardson (PI)                  07/01/2012 - Present              

NHLBI Research Career Development Programs in Emergency Medicine (K12).

The goal of this project is to conduct important research to improve emergency department care and patient outcomes in treatments for life threatening emergencies caused by cardiac, respiratory, and blood disorders, and severe trauma.

Role: K12 Scholar

Completed Research Support

1T32RR023253-01                       Neil R. Powe (PI)                               07/01/2006 – 06/30/2007       

The National Center for Research Resources, Johns Hopkins Predoctoral Students Clinical Research Training Program (T32).

This is a predoctoral clinical research training program at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to provide an integrated set of exposures and training opportunities in clinical research for predoctoral trainees during their early professional training and tailored to their degree of interest and commitment. 

Role: T32 Trainee.


Ngai KM MD. Prehospital Firbrinolysis as an Alternative to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-Segment Elevaion Myocardial Infacrction When Resources are Limited. Jounral of clinical Outcomes Management 2013; 20(6): 250-252.

Ngai KM MD, Burke, Jr FM MD, Hsu A MD, Hsu E MD. Human Stampedes: A Systematic Review of Historical and Peer-Reviewered Sources. Disaster medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2009; 3(4): 191-195.

Ngai KM, Lee WY, Madan A, Sanyal SS, Roy N, Burkle FM, Esu EB. Comparing Two epidemiologic Surveillance Methods to Assess Under Estimation of Human Stampedes in India. PLOS Current Disasters 2013 September; 1.

Epidemiologivcal Characteristics of Human Stampedes. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2009; 3(4): 217-223.

From Hurricane Irene to Hurricane Sandy -State of Disaster Preparedness in the New York Univesity and Bellevue Hopsital Center Population. Prehopsital and Disaster Medicine; 28(suppl. 1):s94.

Ngai KM, McCarty M, Smith S. Language Barrier in Disaster Planning-the Bellevue Hospital Center Experience. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; 28(suppl.1):s93-s94.

Injury Trends in Sanctioned Mixed Martial Arts Competition: A 5-year Review from 2002 to 2007. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2008; 42(8): 686-689.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Ngai did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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