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Tom Kai Ming Wang, MBChB, MD

Tom Kai Ming Wang, MBChB, MD
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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English, Taiwanese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Adult General Clinical Cardiology
  • Cardiac Imaging MRI & CT
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Imaging
  • Heart Services
  • High Risk Valve Disease Patients
  • Myocardial Viability Imaging
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Preoperative Evaluation Of Valvular Disease
  • Stress Testing
  • Timing Of Valve Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Asymptomatic Valve Dysfunction
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Related Illnesses
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Cyst
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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About Tom Kai Ming Wang, MBChB, MD

Tom Wang, MBChB, MD, FRACP, FACC, is a cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging of the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is based at main campus.

Specialty Interests: Valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, disease of the aorta, infiltrative heart diseases, coronary heart disease, pericardial diseases, and advanced cardiovascular multi-modality imaging, including echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MRI)

Experience: Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Cardiovascular Imaging is one of the largest and most experienced in the country, performing more than 50,000 heart imaging studies each year. 

Dr. Wang is an expert reader in all aspects of echocardiography, cardiovascular CT and cardiovascular MRI. He is also proficient in performing transesophageal echocardiography. He has completed the highest level of training in cardiovascular imaging modalities and has interpreted thousands of these imaging studies. 

Dr. Wang is board certified in cardiology as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), cardiovascular CT, cardiovascular MRI, and has testamur status for echocardiography.

Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 25 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to:

Education: Dr. Wang earned his degree in medicine (MBChB) as Senior Scholar from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He completed his internal medicine residency at Auckland City and Middlemore hospitals followed by a cardiology fellowship at these two hospitals and North Shore Hospital, all in Auckland. After earning a research doctorate in medicine (MD) from the University of Auckland while a staff cardiologist at Middlemore Hospital, he came to Cleveland Clinic for a two-year fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging.

Dr. Wang joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2021 on completion of his imaging fellowship.

Research, Publications and Speaking: Dr. Wang is a dedicated researcher who has been an investigator on clinical trials in New Zealand and at Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 130 published articles and multiple book chapters to his credit, including more than 100 articles on which he is first author. He also is a manuscript reviewer for many journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, European Heart Journal, and several subspecialty journals of these three journals.

Dr. Wang has been the recipient of numerous young investigator awards, including the Cardiac Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Royal Australasian College of Surgery Conference (Cardiothoracic Section) and American College of Cardiology Ohio Chapter Annual Meeting. He has made more than 200 research presentations with abstracts published as first author at scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, European Society of Cardiology, World Congress of Cardiology and other national and international meetings. 

About Dr. Wang: “I am passionate as a cardiologist because of how much I can interact with and help each individual patient through a wide array of proven treatments, to prevent heart disease or enable patients living with heart disease to live full and healthier lives. As a cardiovascular imaging specialist, I utilize my expertise to better evaluate each patient’s diagnosis and prognosis and manage them to improve their heart health. With the wealth of research and teaching opportunities available in my specialty, I am fortunate to be in an exciting and rewarding time in a rapidly evolving field.”

Leisure Activities: When he’s not working, Dr. Wang enjoys playing golf and basketball, watching sports, attending conferences, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Graduate School - University of Auckland
Research doctorate - Thesis title "Risk prediction in cardiac surgery & interventions"
Auckland, New Zealand

Fellowship - Auckland City Hospital
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Cardiology Fellowship (Advanced Trainin
Auckland, New Zealand

Residency - Auckland City Hospital
Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Internal Medicine Residency
Auckland, New Zealand

Internship - Auckland City Hospital
Medicine and Surgery Internship
Auckland, New Zealand

Medical Education - University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand

Internship - Auckland City and Middlemore Hospitals
General Medicine and Surgery
Auckland, New Zealand

Undergraduate - University of Auckland
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Auckland, New Zealand

Additional Training

  • 2021 Cardiovascular MRI (Certification - Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance)
  • 2020 Cardiovascular CT (Certification - Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)
  • 2020 Echocardiography (Testamur - National Board of Echocardiography)
  • 2019 Doctor of Medicine (MD research doctorate), University of Auckland
  • 2018 Cardiology (Certification - Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
  • 2015 Clinical Medical Education Fellow (University of Auckland)

Specialty Interests

Valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, disease of the aorta, infiltrative heart diseases, coronary heart disease, pericardial diseases, and advanced cardiovascular multi-modality imaging, including echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MRI)

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 Lower Award for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2021 Young investigator Award finalist, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Scientific Sessions
  • 2020 Young Investigator Award, American College of Cardiology Ohio Chapter Annual Meeting
  • 2018 Overseas Clinical Training and Research Fellowship Grant, National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
  • 2016 Best Poster Award, European Society of Cardiology Congress
  • 2015 Trainee Research Award, Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
  • 2013 Young Investigator Award, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Congress
  • 2012 Young Investigator Award, Cardiac Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting
  • 2011 Senior Scholar in Medicine and Surgery, University of Auckland
  • 2009 Wallath Prize for Clinical Research, University of Auckland
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/20/2021, Dr. Wang 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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