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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • End Stage Lung Disease
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
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About Wayne Tsuang, MD, PhD, MHS

Dr. Tsuang is a staff physician in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and an Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. His clinical practice is in Lung Transplant Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He completed fellowship training at Duke University where he also received his Masters in Health Sciences degree. His research interests include studying large registry outcomes, such as the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database to address geospatial health, health disparities, and social determinants of health. He is also a physician investigator with the NIH funded Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT). He sees patients in the pre and post lung transplant outpatient clinics, inpatient lung transplant service, and in the medical intensive care unit.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Durham, NC United States

Residency - University of Cincinnati Hospital/Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

Medical Education - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Professional Highlights

  • Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Society of Transplantation
  • NIH K23, Career Development Award, Principal Investigator
  • NIH R01, Place-based Approach to Geographic Disparities, Principal Investigator
  • NIH T32, Supporting Multidisciplinary Achievement in Respiratory Research Training (SMARRT) Grant, Associate Director
  • NIH U01, Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation
  • Lung Committee Representative, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)


  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Clinical Science Faculty Career Development Award, American Society of Transplantation
  • Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Catalyst Grant Awardee
  • Case Western Reserve University Clinical Translational Science Collaborative Pilot Awardee


  • American Thoracic Society
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Society of Transplantation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/17/2024, Dr. Tsuang 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

47 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr T is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have seen in a long time. He explains everything fully and shows xrays while doing so. I have been seeing him for 5 years and every visit is just as through as the first. He is so through and easy to understand in the way he presents everything that I have no questions after. He makes the visits a joy and am happy to see him again. What a GEM you have in him. Thank you

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr Tsuang and his staff are the nicest most dedicated people I've ever worked with as far as every detail of how things are going

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr Tsuang is always very helpful and considerate

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Tsuang has consistently provided excellent care throughout the time he has been my transplant pulmonary doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Tsuang is a great doctor. Always listens to me and looks at me (as apposed to typing as I talk and not glancing my way)Takes what I say seriously and doesn't brush me off. Wonderful care.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. T is always very aware to what I have to say and answers my questions. He takes his times to make me to understand every test and why it is needed. He is so caring for is patients.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Tsuang has provided me benchmark care over many years for which I am very grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I have full trust in my Dr.

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