Treatment & Services
- Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Aorta Graft
- Aorta Surgery
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Valve Repair
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
- Artificial Heart
- Bypass Surgery
- Bypass Surgery Re-operation
- Cardiac Surgery
- cardiac transplant
- Cardiac Transplantation
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
- Heart Surgery
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Transplantation
- Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
- Heart Valve Surgery
- High Risk Reoperation Surgery
- Infective Endocarditis Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Partial Artificial Heart
- Pulmonary Embolectomy
- Pulmonary Embolectomy Surgery
- Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
- Reoperation Valve Surgery
- Reoperative Heart Surgery
- Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
- Surgical Treatment Of Adult Acquired Heart Disease
- Surgical Treatment Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Disease
- Surgical Treatment Of Valve Endocarditis
- Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR)
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Section
- Thoracic Aorta Surgery
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
- VAD Insertion
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acquired Adult Cardiac Disease
- Acquired Valve Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Insufficiency
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Valve Disease
- Aortic Valve Regurgitation
- Congestive Cardiomyopathy
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Dissection Of The Aorta
- 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
Research & Publications
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As of 9/20/2021, 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:
- 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.
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106 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||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022
*Dr. Hsich, *Dr. Tong were amazing - among many others in the heart transplant team.
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022
My *Dr. Tong was amazing, kind, courteous, concerned, caring - all the doctors staff was exceptional.
Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022
*Dr. Tong was fantastic and explained the procedure in an 'easy to understand' manner.
Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022
I feel I had excellent care from *Dr. Tong & his team throughout my stay. I was kept informed about my condition from day one.
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022
*Dr. Tong was especially great.
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2021
*Dr. Tong was awesome, he explained. Everything to me & my wife perfectly. Very caring.
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021
Dr. Tong answered our questions about lingering pain, explained probable cause and solution.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
My Provider is the best. I am so fortunate to have him and I give thanks...alot
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021
Great experience. Hard to say you had a good time getting open heart surgery. But I met some wonderful people! *Dr. Tong/*Dr. Robbe Todd.
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