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 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 Cardiovascular 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:
- Abbott Laboratories
- 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.
* 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.
172 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
12 Patient Comments
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!
Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023
TOP WORLD CLASS DOCTOR WITH SUBSTANTIAL INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023
Excellent care by surgeon - *Dr. Tong - also very helpful I explaining surgical process and results to my wife.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023
Dr. Tong is a remarkable doctor and has all of the qualities of a great doctor: caring and compassionate, highly intelligent, and extremely skilled. I would recommend him to anybody who needed heart surgery, particularly anyone with a complex or difficult case. He is up to any challenge as he is so gifted and caring.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023
This worked out so well for me. I was able to have tests done here at my home, which Dr. Tong was able to view and our video visit went so well. It was difficult right now for me to travel to Cleveland but this worked out for me. I hope you keep offering this service.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023
*Dr. Tong was the best physician I have ever interacted with.
Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022
The doctor and his staff always took the time to explain where I was at in my recovery Dr Tong always checked in and was motivating me by telling me how well I was doing and to keep going forward
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