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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 Respiratory Institute with a clinical practice 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 serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine and sees patients in the pre and post lung transplant clinics and in the medical intensive care unit.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

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

Undergraduate - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA

Professional Highlights

  • NIH K23 Career Development Award
  • Minority Affairs Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
  • NIH U01 Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation


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

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Transplantation
  • 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

See publications for Wayne Tsuang, MD, PhD, MHS.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/20/2023, 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

35 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I have full trust in my Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Tsuang was very patient and answered all of our questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The service with the doctor was very good.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Doctor and staff was very good setting up the meeting.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Wayne takes all the time you need e plains things listens to concerns and see if you need snything

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Tsuang has been a first rate provider for me for many years. He is an excellent listener and a wonderful gentle disposition. While in principle he would like to see me periodically at the Clinic, he has been willing to allow virtual visits of late given my limited physical capabilities so many years after transplant.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Tsaung is an excellent physician. He is knowledgeable, concerned, encouraging and empathic. A+

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr. Tsuang has been my transplant physician for a number of years and in my personal experience provides benchmark care to his patients.

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