Timmy Ho is an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an attending neonatologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. He recently finished neonatology training in the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. During his clinical fellowship, he was also the first joint research fellow in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship and at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
A Bostonian to the core, Timmy was born in Boston and has never left. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. He then completed pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center.
His research interests focus on increasing value in the care delivered to neonates and their families. His most recent work, the Choosing Wisely Top Five list for Newborn Medicine, identifies a Top Five list of tests and treatments that should prompt further discussion between parents and providers and may be unnecessary. An innovator, he has both participated in and mentored hackathons sponsored by the groups at MIT and Harvard, developed a mobile application to improve resident workflow, and hopes to lead multidisciplinary improvement teams that will transform how healthcare workers care for patients and their families.
Outside of the hospital, he maintains a regular yoga practice, collects bowties, enjoys single malt Scotch whiskies, and has been a lifelong member of the Fenway Faithful.