Treatment & Services
- Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Aorta Graft
- Aorta Surgery
- Aortic Valve Repair
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Artificial Heart
- Bypass Surgery
- Bypass Surgery Re-operation
- Cardiac Surgery
- Cardiac Transplant
- Cardiovascular Disease Surgical Treatments
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- Cardiovascular Surgery Section
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- Heart Surgery
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Valve Repair
- Heart Valve Replacement
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Infective Endocarditis Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Partial Artificial Heart
- Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
- Reoperation Surgery
- Reoperation Valve Surgery
- Reoperative Heart Surgery
- Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
- Surgical Treatment of Valve Endocarditis
- Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR)
- Thoracic Aorta Surgery
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery Section
- Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
- Ventricular Assist Device
- Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Insertion
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
- Acquired Valve Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Insufficiency
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Valve Disease
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Congestive Cardiomyopathy
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Heart Disease
- Heart Valve Infections
- Infective Endocarditis
- Pulmonary Embolism
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Western Ontario Hospital
Graduate School - University of Western Ontario
Medical Education - McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Undergraduate - McGill University
- Cardiac Surgery
Complex cardiac disease, Ventricular assist devices, Heart transplantation, Lung transplantation, Aortic surgery, Endovascular and hybrid aortic surgery, Aortic root and valve sparing root operations, Complex valvular disease, Coronary artery disease including total arterial revascularization, Surgical cardiomyopathy, Complex redo operations, Minimally invasive cardiac operations
Awards & Honors
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Teacher of the Year Award
International Physician of the Year Award from Cleveland Clinic
Top Doctor Award, selected by peers in Cleveland Magazine
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 4/11/2022, Dr. Tong has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tong receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- ABIOMED, Inc.
- Abbott Laboratories
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
161 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern
|Patient Rating of Doctor
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023
Dr Tong is THE best !
Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023
Dr Tong's team is terrific !
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023
Very excellent and informed Doctor. He explained every nuance and probable outcome, as well as my choices
Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023
Dr. Tong was excellent.
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023
Dr Tong was excellent. He was sincerely very caring and thorough in explaining my situation and my options. I felt very comfortable during our meetings, feeling that he really was seeking the best outcome for me and was very open and straightforward in responding to my questions. That created a very positive environment for me.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2023
Dr. Zy Tong is the best, most considerate and very professional! So fortunate to have him as the surgeon!
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023
Excellent doctor who explained all the details and the necessity for the surgery. The meeting made me feel very comfortable going into this new page in my life.
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023
Every Doctor,every dept of hospital staff played role I am very appreciated.
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023
Great caring doctor & nurse.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023
Dr. Tong is the best! Literally saved my life.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023
Excellent doctor. Clearly explained everything and answered all my questions.
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023
*Dr. Patel - so kind during second surgery. *Dr. Patrick Smith we enjoyed!
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