Medical Lecturer
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • Royal College of Physicians, Member, 2008 to 2060, (International)
  • British Geriatrics Society, Member, 2009 to 2060, (International)
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society, Member, 2015 to 2060, (International)
  • Osteoporosis Review, Editorial Board Member, 2019 to 2022, (International)
  • Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine, Members For Life, 2020 to 2060, (University)
  • Age and Ageing, Associate Editor, 2020 to 2023, (International)
  • Fragility Fracture Network of Malaysia, Member, 2020 to 2021, (National)
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Committee Member, 2020, (International)
  • Fragility Fracture Network Vertebral Fragility Fracture Special Interest Group, Committee Member, 2020 to 2022, (International)
  • Malaysian Osteoporosis Society, Life Member, 2020, (National)


  • Geriatrics


Chapter in Book

  • Ong T, Sahota O. (2020) Osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures: Preferred method of nonoperative treatment. In P.Giannoudis & T.Einhorn (Eds.), Surgical and Medical Treatment of Osteoporosis. CRC Press. 
  • Ong T, Sahota O. (2020). Establishing an orthogeriatric service. In P.Falaschi & D.Marsh (Eds.) Orthogeriatrics. The management of older patients with fragility fractures. Second edition. pp. 69-82. Springer 
Article in Academic Journals

  • Sahota, A, Ong, T, Kumar, A, Simmonds, L, Yoon, W.W, Salem, K, Sahota, O. (2021) Vertebroplasty for vertebral fragility fractures in the ‘very elderly’: experience from a regional UK spine unit. Osteoporos Int. 10.1007/s00198-020-05770-w (ISI-Indexed)

  • Ong T, Khor HM, Kumar CS, Singh S, Chong EGM, Ganthel K, Lee JK. (2020). The Current and Future Challenges of Hip Fracture Management in Malaysia. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 14(3), 16- 21. DOI: (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Paskins, Z, Crawford-Manning, F, Cottrell, E, Corp, N, Wright, J, Jinks, C, Bishop, S, Doyle, A, Ong, T, Gittoes, N, Leonardi-Bee, J, Langley, T, Horne, R, Sahota O. (2020) Acceptability of bisphosphonates among patients, clinicians and managers: a systematic review and framework synthesis. BMJ Open. 10:e040634 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Yong, B.K.A., Shouter, T., Shahrokhi, N., Sahota, O. (2020). Optimising bone health among older people with hip fractures and co-existing advanced chronic kidney disease. Eur Geriatr Med, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Lunt E, Ong T, Gordon A.L, Greenhaff P.L, Gladman J.R.F. (2020) The clinical usefulness of muscle mass and strength measures in older people: a systematic review. Age Ageing. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afaa123. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong T, Syed Ali S.A, Sahota O. (2020) The presentation of older people with vertebral fragility fractures to a university hospital: a cross-sectional analysis. Curr Rheum Rev. doi: 10.2174/1573397116999200820170559 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ong T, Sahota O, Gladman J.R.F. (2020) Management of patients admitted to hospital with acute vertebral fragility fractures: a modified deplhi study. Age Ageing. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ogliari, G, Lunt E, Ong T, Marshall L, Sahota O. (2020) The impact of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic on osteoporotic fragility fractures: an observational study. Arch Osteoporos. 15, 156. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T, Copeland, R, Thiam, C.N, Cerda Mas, G, Marshall, L, Sahota, O. (2020) Integration of a vertebral fracture identification service into a Fracture Liaison Service: a quality improvement project. Osteoporos Int. doi: 10.1007/s00198-020-05710-8 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Paskins, Z., Ong, T., Armstrong, D.J. (2020) Bringing osteoporosis up to date: time to address the identity crisis. Age Ageing, 49(3), 329-331. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Lim, P., Ooi, L., Ong, T., Neighbour, C., Sahota, O. (2019) Pelvic fragility fractures in older people admitted to hospital: the clinical burden. European Geriatric Medicine, 10(1), 147-150. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hoerlyck, C., Ong, T., Gregerson, M., Damsgaard, E.M., Borris, L., Chia, J.K., Yap, Y.Y.W., Weerasuriya, N., Sahota, O. (2019) Do anticoagulants affect outcomes of hip fracture surgery? A cross-sectional analysis. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03240-5 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Sahota, O., Gladman, J.R.F. The Nottingham Spinal Health (NoSH) Study: a cohort study of patients hospitalised with vertebral fragility fractures. Osteoporosis International, Advance online publication. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Van Berkel, D., Ong, T., Drummond, A., Hendrick, P., Leighton, P., Jones, M., Salem, K., Quraishi, N., Brookes, C., Suazo Di Paola, A., Edwards, S., Sahota, O. ASSERT (Acute Sacral insufficiency fracture augmentation) randomised controlled, feasibility in older people trial: a study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019.9:e032111 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Sahota, O., Ong, T., Salem, K. (2018) Vertebral fragility fracture (VFF) – Who, when and how to operate. Injury. 49(8):1430-1435 (ISI-Indexed)
  • McGowan, T., Ong, T., Kumar, A., Lunt, E., Sahota, O. (2018) The effect of chair-based pedal exercises for older people admitted to an acute hospital compared to standard care: a feasibility study. Age Ageing, 47:483-486 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Kantachuvesiri, P., Sahota, O., Gladman, JRF. (2018) Characteristics and outcomes of hospitalised patients with vertebral fragility fractures: A systematic review. Age and Ageing, 47(1),17-25 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Capdevila-Reniu, A., Ong, T., Ajmal, S., Sahota, O. (2017) Vertebral fracture assessment in patients presenting with a non-hip non-vertebral fragility fracture: experience of a UK Fracture Liaison Service. Archives of Osteoporosis.12:23 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Sahota, O., Gladman, J.R.F., Quraishi, N. (2017) Study protocol for the Nottingham Spinal Health (NoSH) study: A cohort study of vertebral fragility fractures admitted to hospital. EMRAN discussion paper,12 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Walters, S., Khan, T., Ong, T., Sahota, O. (2017) Fracture liaison services: improving outcomes for patients with osteoporosis. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 12,117-127. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Cowan, R., Lim, J.H., Ong, T., Kumar, A., Sahota, O (2017). The challenges of anaesthesia and pain relief in hip fracture care. Drugs and Aging, 34(1),1-11 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Ong T. (2016) Ageing positively. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8, 86 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Walters, S., Chan, S., Goh, L., Ong, T., Sahota, O. (2016) The prevalence of frailty in patients admitted to hospital with vertebral fragility fractures. Current Rheumatology Reviews, 12(3),244-247 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Anand, V., Tan, W., Quah, E., Moran, C., Sahota, O. (2016) Patient characteristics and outcomes of a hip fracture and concomitant fracture compared with hip fracture alone: results from a United Kingdom teaching hospital. Archives of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery. 136(4),463-467 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Anand, V., Tan, W., Watson, A., Sahota O. (2016) Physical activity study of older people in hospital: A cross-sectional analysis using accelerometers. European Geriatric Medicine. 7(1),55-56 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong T., Busca G., Sheldon W., Siriwardena N., Sahota O. (2016) The unseen cost of falls: The environmental impact of attending falls call out by the emergency ambulance services. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(6), 508-509 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Gladman J.R.F., Masud, T., Harwood, R.H., Sahota, O.S., Logan, P.A., Drummond, A.E., Gordon, A.L., Goldberg, S.E., Blundell, A., Robertson, K., King, A., Garden, G., Godfrey, M., Ong, T., Anthony, K., Goodwin, R. (2016) Health care for older people research in Nottingham and Derby 2016. Excellence in care through world class research. EMRAN discussion paper, 11 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Copeland, R., Ong, T. (2015) Fracture healing in older people. GM, Sept, 20-23 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Ong, T., Tan, W., Marshall, L., Sahota, O. (2015) The relationship between socioeconomic status and fractures in a fracture clinic setting: data from the Nottingham Fracture Liaison Service. Injury, 46(2), 366-370 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Sahota, O., Marshall, L. (2015) Epidemiology of appendicular skeletal fractures: a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nottingham Fracture Liaison Service. Journal of Orthopaedic Science. 20(3), 517-521 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Ong, T., Sahota, O., Tan, W., Marshall, L. (2014) A United Kingdom perspective on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and bone health: A cross sectional analysis of data from the Nottingham Fracture Liaison Service. Bone, 59, 207-210 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Ong. T,, Sahota, O. (2013) Falls: NICE clinical guideline – updated guidance. Osteoporosis Review, 21:25-27 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Ong T, Sahota O, Marshall L, Moran C. (2013) Re: Trends in hip fracture incidence and mortality in Chinese population from Hong Kong 2001-09. Age Ageing, 42(6), 816 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ong, T., Gordon, A., Sahota, O. (2013) Management of osteoporosis in the care home setting. Osteoporosis Review, 21:20-24 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Kumar, A., Ong, T., MacLeod, G., Brampton, W. (2006) Prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting: an audit of current practice and cost. Anaesthesia, 62(3), 311-312 (ISI-Indexed)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).

  • Fracture Liasion Service (fls) In University Malaya Medical Centre (ummc), Principal Investigator(PI), 2021 - 2023, Private Funding, (National)
  • Virtual Consultations For Older Malaysians, Consultant, 2020 - 2021, Covid-19 Special Research Grant, (National)
  • Understanding Acute Hospitalisation Sarcopenia and Temporal Changes in Muscle Function among Older People, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Establishing a Fracture Liaison Service in University Malaya Medical Centre, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022, Private Funding, (National)
  • BLAST OFF (Bisphosphonate aLternAtive regimenS for the prevention of Osteoporotic Fragility Fractures) study, Co-Investigator, 2019 - 2022, International Funding, (National)
  • The ASSERT (Acute Sacral inSufficiEncy fractuRe augmenTation) Randomised Controlled, Feasibility in Older People Trial, Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2020, International Funding, (National)
  • Is there a role for an orthogeriatric model of care for the management of vertebral fragility fractures in hospital?, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2018, International Funding, (National)
  • The effect of chair-based pedal exercises for older people admitted to an acute hospital compared to standard care: A feasibility study, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2016, International Funding, (National)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

  • Guideline for the treatment of urinary tract infections in adults, version 3.1, June 2019. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Committee Member, 2019-2019, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Effective secondary prevention of fragility fractures: Clinical standards for Fracture Liaison Services, version 2, August 2019. Royal Osteoporosis Society, Committee Member, 2018-2019, UK Royal Osteoporosis Society

(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

  • Nottingham University Hospitals Nuhonours Award (Nominated - Quality Improvement Award), Nottingham University Hospitals Nhs Trust, 2018, (Department)
  • Uk Royal Osteoporosis Society Aspiring Leadership Programme, Royal Osteoporosis Society, 2017, (National)
  • Best Clinical Effectiveness Poster - An Enhanced Therapy Service for Patients With Fracture Neck of Femur: a Service Evaluation of a Pilot Project, British Geriatrics Society, 2016, (International)

(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).

  • Orthogeriatric care: UK Journey, 6th Annual International Geriatric and Gerontology Conference, 2019-03-20 to 2019-03-21, The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA) and Ain Shams University, Egypt, (International)
  • Management of the individual with symptomatic vertebral fractures, Osteoporosis Conference 2016, 2016-11-07 to 2016-11-09, National Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Acute management of vertebral fragility fractures Setting the scene: The problem and the patients, 6th Fragility Fracture Network 2017, 2017-08-24 to 2017-08-26, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • Vertebral fragility fracture outcomes and consensus statement, 7th Fragility Fracture Network 2018, 2018-07-05 to 2018-07-07, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • Panel member Promoting a geriatric friendly community Mental Capacity Act, Malaysian Congress of Geriatric Medicine, 2018-08-02 to 2018-08-04, Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine, (National)
  • Case studies on vertebral fracture management, Osteoporosis Conference 2018, 2018-12-02 to 2018-12-04, National Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Setting up an orthogeriatric service, 8th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress 2019, 2019-08-24 to 2019-08-31, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • Orthogeriatric care, 20th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability, 2019-09-20 to 2019-09-20, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • An Intercontinental Comparison of Hip Fracture United Kingdom, 1st World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability, 2019-12-04 to 2020-02-07, Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine and British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Orthogeriatric care and Fracture Liaison Service - what is the difference, Post-world congress on falls and postural stability workshop, 2019-12-07 to 2019-12-07, MSGM-BGS, (International)
  • Tailoring osteoporosis treatment, Fragility Fracture Masterclass, 2020-02-22 to 2020-02-22, Fragility Fracture Network Malaysia, (National)
  • Holistic approach to pain management in adults with vertebral fractures, Osteoporosis Online, 2020-12-01 to 2020-12-01, Royal Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Are we protecting the bones of our stroke patients: The incidence of fragility fractures in post-stroke patients, Osteoporosis Conference, 2014-11-30 to 2014-12-02, National Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Why can t I stand? A local Hip Sprint Quality Improvement Project of failure to mobilise on Day 1 post hip fracture surgery, 8th Fragility Fracture Network 2019, 2019-08-28 to 2019-08-30, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • The increasing problem of fragility fractures: data from the Nottingham Fracture Liaison Service over 10 years, 8th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress 2019, 2019-08-28 to 2019-08-30, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • Vertebral augmentation for osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the older-old person: Experience from a tertiary UK spinal unit, BGS Spring Scientific Meeting 2016, 2016-05-11 to 2016-05-13, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Recruitment of older people in hospital for research challenges and experiences from a feasibility study, BGS Spring Scientific Meeting 2016, 2016-05-11 to 2016-05-13, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Service evaluation of a specialist spinal osteoporosis nurse in initiating bone health assessment in patients admitted to hospital with vertebral fragility fractures, 5th Fragility Fracture Network 2016, 2016-09-01 to 2016-09-03, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • The assessment of orthostatic blood pressure in an acute hospital, EUGMS 2016, 2016-10-05 to 2016-10-07, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, (International)
  • A comparison of patient characteristics and outcomes between patients admitted to hospital with vertebral fragility fractures and hip fractures, EUGMS Congress 2016, 2016-10-05 to 2016-10-07, European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, (International)
  • The effectiveness of annual zoledronic acid infusion versus oral bisphosphonate: A modelling approach, Osteoporosis Conference 2016, 2016-11-04 to 2016-11-06, National Osteoporosis Society 2016, (International)
  • The treatment of patients with bone disease with intravenous zoledronic acid in a bone health clinic: a service evaluation, Osteoporosis Conference 2016, 2016-11-04 to 2016-11-06, National Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Vertebral fragility fractures, a retrospective analysis of demography, referral patterns and patient management in a tertiary spinal unit, Osteoporosis Conference 2016, 2016-11-04 to 2016-11-06, National Osteoporosis Society, (International)
  • Cross-section analysis of patients admitted to hospital with vertebral fragility fractures, 6th Fragility Fracture Network Global Congress 2017, 2017-08-24 to 2017-08-26, Fragility Fracture Network, (International)
  • An improvement project into bone health assessment in the outpatient Healthcare for Older People Parkinson s Disease clinic , 18th International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability 2017, 2017-09-15 to 2017-09-15, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Can an ice cream based supplement help address malnutrition in orthogeriatric patients?, BGS Spring Scientific Meeting 2018, 2018-04-11 to 2018-04-13, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Is there a role for orthogeriatric care in the management of vertebral fragility fractures in hospital? , BGS Autumn Scientific Meeting 2018, 2018-11-14 to 2018-11-16, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • The hidden fracture? Identifying sacral fractures at a university teaching hospital, BGS Autumn Scientific Meeting 2019, 2019-11-06 to 2019-11-08, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • Poor attendance for DXA in older people with a low trauma fragility fracture: A 6 year data analysis of the Nottingham Fracture Liaison Service, BGS Spring Scientific Meeting 2019, 2019-11-06 to 2019-11-08, British Geriatrics Society, (International)
  • An audit of best practice zoledronate infusion administration in patients with osteoporosis using data from a hospital-wide electronic alert, Osteoporosis Conference 2018, 2019-12-02 to 2019-12-04, National Osteoporosis Conference 2018, (International)
  • Frailty inpatient management and outcomes in Covid-19: Experience from a university hospital , European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress, 2020-10-07 to 2020-10-09, EuGMS , (International)
  • UNderstanding COVID in the VulnERable (UNCOVER) A Descriptive Study from a Tertiary Centre s Experience, European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress , 2020-10-07 to 2020-10-09, EuGMS, (International)
  • Is Viral Load a Marker of Disease Severity and Adverse Clinical Outcome in Older Adults with COVID-19 infection?, European Geriatric Medicine Congress, 2020-10-07 to 2020-10-09, EuGMS, (International)
  • Inpatient Management of the Older Adults with COVID-19 Infections in a University Hospital in Kuala Lumpur An Observational Study., European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress, 2020-10-07 to 2020-10-09, EuGMS, (International)
  • Mitigating infection risk from Covid-19 in an Acute Geriatric Medicine Ward: Experience from a University Hospital, European Geriatric Medicine Society Congress, 2020-10-07 to 2020-10-09, EuGMS, (International)


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Master Degree, Yap Kai Sing, The feasibility and benefits of pre-operative whey-protein infused carbohydrate loading in elderly with hip fractures undergoing surgery: a pilot study, 2020/2021
  • Doctoral Degree (PhD), Min Hui Cheah, establishing the need for a fracture liaison service in a tertiary teaching hospital in malaysia: a mixed-method study, 2020/2021
  • Master Degree, Ng Tyng Sam, Hospital healthcare utilization among older adults in the last six months of life: A single-centre retrospective cohort study, 2020/2021