In 1999, Dr. Ching opted to leave the Department to commence with Private Practice.
and is a Specialist Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon located at the Waterfall City Hospital in Johannesburg. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Witwatersrand and did his internship at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto the following year.
In 1990 he completed a Senior House Officer training post at the Johannesburg General Hospital which included ICU, Paediatric Surgery, Urology and Trauma. At the Helen Joseph Hospital in 1991, he commenced with a General Surgery Registrar post as a prerequisite to entering the Plastic Surgery Rotation at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) in 1992.
After completing his Plastic Surgery Rotation in 1995, Dr. Ching passed the Fellowship Exams of the College of Medicine of South Africa and was registered as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Soon afterwards he was appointed Head of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Baragwanath Hospital in 1996 and subsequently Head of Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Witwatersrand (WITS) from 1997 till 1998.