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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Cantonese, Chinese, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Oncology
  • cardiac transplant
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardioprotective treatment in breast cancer
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Transplant
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Cancer Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Effects of Radiation Therapy
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Ejection Fraction - Abnormal
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Familial Amyloidosis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness Of Breath
View all 34 Specialties +


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About Wai Hong Wilson Tang, MD

W. H. Wilson Tang, MD, is Research Director, and staff cardiologist in the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Tang is Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 

In addition to office visits, Dr. Tang also offers scheduled follow up virtual visits to select patients, through the Cleveland Clinic Express Care ® Online app. This platform allows patients to see their physician live, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

Specialty Interests:  Dr. Tang’s specialty interests include cardiomyopathy, heart failure including heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory assist devices, cardio-renal diseases, and cancer-related heart diseases.

Number of Procedures performed:  Dr. Tang has performed hemodynamic assessments by right heart catheterization, endomyocardial biopsies, and invasive and non-invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing over the past two decades.

Education and Training:  Dr. Tang graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in neural sciences from Brown University in Rhode Island, where he matriculated at Jesus College, Cambridge University, in England for an honorary one-year period of study in molecular medicine.  Dr. Tang received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, and a research fellowship in heart failure at Stanford University Medical Center. This was followed by clinical cardiology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, and an advanced clinical fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2004 as a Staff Physician in the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine. Dr. Tang is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of the Heart Failure Society of America.

Research and Publications: Dr. Tang is a clinician-scientist interested in clinical translational research, with joint appointments with the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Genomic Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute.  He leads the Cleveland GeneBank Study as well as the Cleveland Heart and Metabolic Prevention Study to investigate novel mechanisms in the development of heart diseases.  Dr. Tang also has leadership role in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative, overseeing the Hub Research Capacity and directs the Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit.  Dr. Tang’s current research interests include the role of counter-regulatory mechanisms in the development and progression of heart failure, integrative genomics and epigenetics in cardiomyopathies, and metabolomics in cardio-renal physiology.  Dr. Tang has authored over 630 published peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and scientific journals and chapters in medical textbooks. He currently serves in the Editorial Boards for Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) Heart Failure, JACC Cardio-Oncology, Circulation Heart Failure, and American Heart Journal.  He was elected as member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2013 and Association of American Physicians (AAP) in 2018, both national honor societies for physician scientists for his contributions in medical research. 

About Dr. Tang: "It is a privilege to make a significant impact in someone’s life, and to discover new and better ways to take care of them."

Leisure time activities: Dr. Tang enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology, Heart Failure Transplantation
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Advanced heart failure/transplant
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Stanford University School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford, CA USA

Fellowship - Stanford University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral research fellowship
Stanford, CA USA

Residency - Stanford University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Palo Alto, CA USA

Residency - Stanford University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Stanford, CA USA

Internship - Stanford University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Palo Alto, CA USA

Internship - Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA USA

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Rhode Island Hospital
Natural Sciences
Providence, RI USA

Professional Highlights

  • Research Director, Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Director, NIH Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative Hub Research Capacity, Cleveland Clinical and Translational Sciences Collaborative
  • Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Specialty Interests

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Critical Care Cardiology, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiac Transplantation, Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiac Sarcoidosis, Cardiac Amyloidosis, Cancer Heart Disease, Cardiorenal Syndrome, Myocardial Biopsy, Invasive Hemodynamics

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 2005
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, 2006
  • Elected member, American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2013
  • Top Doctors for Cardiovascular Diseases (2012-9) and Cancer (Cardiovascular Disease, 2014-9)
  • 2016 Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Award for Scientific Achievement in Clinical Research
  • Fellow, Heart Failure Society of America, 2017
  • Elected member, Association of American Physicians, 2018

Innovations & Patents

  • Research funding from National Institutes of Health


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Society of Clinical Investigations
  • International Society of Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis, and Heart Failure
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Wai Hong Wilson Tang, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 8/1/2021, Dr. Tang 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. Tang receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Sequana Medical, AG
  • Cardiol Therapeutics, Inc.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Tang has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Applied Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Sequana Medical, AG

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

146 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 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. W. Tang is the best and if I know of anyone with heart problems I would recommend them to him.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Excellent service; no wait time, nurse was very cooperative, and Doctor right on time!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I believe Dr. Tang Is very knowledgeable, caring and committed to helping his patients understand and address their health issues. He was very thorough with asking me questions concerning my heart issues and provided suggestions to minimize symptoms caused by my condition. His suggestion of my wearing a heart monitor to determine more about my condition Is an example of concern and care. He listens well, with patience and understanding. A Phenomenal Cardiologist he Is!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Tang listened attentively to my concerns and offered suggestions accordingly. I feel like he really cares about my well-being.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Tang went to get lengths and was very generous in the use of his time.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Tang is amazing in his listening, providing information, and explaining my condition and my care.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. W. H. Wilson Tang has been and is a wonderful and caring Cardiologist and I appreciate all of his support over the years.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Tang is #1 physician in the Heart Failure department at the Ckeveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr Tang is an amazing doctor. I am very thankful that I have him overseeing my health.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Tang is the greatest medical doctor I have ever known. He is always complete and clear in his explanations and discussions. His medical knowledge and skills are clearly outstanding. I have known Dr. Tang and worked closely with members of the post heart transplant staff for well over 13 rears and consider myself extremely fortunate to have been cared for by the best cardiac transplant team in the world. Always professional, considerate and well integrated as a team. God bless all these people and the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Wilson Tang was extremely patient in helping me to understand the test results we reviewed. He made sure that I understood fully the extent of my issue. I was very pleased with his explanations

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

*Dr. Tang is my hero. He saved my life. I have been with him since 2005. Incredible person and doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

I have seen Dr Tang several times and each time I come away from the visit more impressed with his knowledge and concern for his patients

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Tang and staff do very well!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Tang is amazing. He was very thorough with providing me feedback on my associated diagnostic condition and treatment plan. Also thorough about type of diet and foods that will help improve diagnostic condition in addition to excersise.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Tang has always been accessible when I have a question or concern. The same may be said for those who work with him.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Tang is excellent in all regards

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Wilson Tang is the best doctor I have ever had the opportunity to work with. He has raised the bar for me. Coming from a small town with limited health care choices, he has demonstrated how a caring competent doctor can make a difference. And this goes to the entire Cleveland Clinic experience.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Seeing your doctor face to face is the best way to get care, but I am now a fan of video visits for certain things.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr Tang listened to all of my concerns and was thorough in answering my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

good knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I trust Dr. Tang with my life!! He's great cardiologist, very knowledgeable, kind, patient when I ask too many questions and a great person!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

excellent experience. dr Tang is very knowlegible and I feel he sincerely cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr Tang is a "Rockstar" and so glad he is my cardiologist. I wouldn't be here if it were not for him. Very grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Like Dr. Tang very much!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr Tang is an excellent doctor. Explains well and makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

The appointment went really well and Dr. Tang was excellent. However, I would like to have had a bit more time to go over some of my test results to get a better understanding of my situation and prognosis. As I am seeing Dr. Tang again soon, I will follow up on these questions with him.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Tang is a great cardiologist; truly a brilliant and caring provider.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

everything went well. Dr Tang was very knowledgeable and helpful!!!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I feel very lucky and grateful to be working with Dr. Tang & the Clinic staff. I leave with a feeling of hope every time, as well as the best care & treatment.

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