Treatment & Services
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
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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
Research & Publications
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As of 5/2/2019, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- ABIOMED, Inc.
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.
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124 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019
Dr Tong is amazing surgeon. He is confident and competent. There are not enough words to describe his medical excellence. even more impressive I believe is his compassion for his patients. He is able to step away from the fact that he does these procedures every day and relate with a patient knowing how scary and new their condition is. even though I may be a bit biased and my belief that dr. Tong is the greatest, I heard it repeatedly throughout the hospital during my stay from the staff and coworkers who work daily with Doctor Tong. Their respect for him remarkable. thank you Cleveland Clinic for investing in fine people like Dr. Tong and Sue
Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Tong was very thoughtful and clear. offered option possibility I had thought of and talked a bit with my cardiologist about in past (hep C pt's heart). great care
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019
Dr. Tong is a very gifted young man. His approach to my problems made me feel confident and less anxious aboard the outcome
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019
*Dr. Tong & other physicians were awesome.
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
*Dr. Tong took time to answer my questions and explained my options very well, as did *Dr. Xu.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
have had nothing but good experiences with Dr Tong and his support staff
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
Dr Tong was in a surgery so I was not upset by the wait
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
We had great confidence in *Dr. Tong and his staff! #5. BEST.
Reviewed on May 30, 2019
it's a pleasure to be able to be seen by Dr. Tong. He's always so nice and he listens to any concerns I may have and explains everything so that I understand. II know I'm on good hands.
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Wife & I liked *Dr. Tong very much. He was my surgeon.
Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
Very confident in my physician's skill, knowledge & ability. Grateful for *Dr. Tong.
Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019
We regularly interacted with *Dr. Tong, his fellow and the NP - Excellent individualized service!
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Tong listened to all of my questions and answered each one in detail
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