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Carmela Tan, MD


Carmela Tan, MD

Appointed: 2005

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Carmela Tan, MD
Department: Anatomic Pathology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code L25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Carmela Tan, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code L25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Carmela D. Tan, MD, is on Staff in the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. Her interest and expertise is in the subspecialty of cardiovascular pathology. She also performs autopsy pathology.

Dr. Tan's interests include molecular diagnostics of the genetics of cardiovascular diseases.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Cardiovascular Pathology
Chicago, IL USA
Residency - Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical School - University of the Philippines
Manila Philippines
Undergraduate - University of the Philippines
Quezon City Philippines


  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Specialty Interests

Autopsy Pathology, Cardiac Transplant Pathology, cardiovascular pathology

Awards & Honors


Innovations & Patents



  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • American Heart Association
  • Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Treatment & Services

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/18/2016, Dr. Tan has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog