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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
  • 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 33 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
Stanford, CA USA

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

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

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Brown University
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 3/11/2023, 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.

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.
  • CardiaTec Biosciences Ltd.

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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Excellent care provided by Dr Tang

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr Tang talked with me and informed me of everything done and had in mind with my on going treatment

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Tang was excellent. I am a retired gastroenterologist. Both my wife and I were impressed by his knowledge and professional manners.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Wilson Tang was a very knowledgeable provider. He was open to all of my questions. He Explained test results by pulling them up on the screen to show me which was helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Tang is an outstanding doctor....the best!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr Tang is an outstanding physician. He explained things thoroughly and addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

I have already in the past years recommended Dr. Tang to numerous people. He is very caring and knowledgeable in Cliff's rare syndrome as well as his numerous heart conditions.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr Tang goes above and beyond for the concerns of his patients. Takes time to explain things to you and your treatment plans. So kind.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Tang and staff are excellent. I am very grateful to have him as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Tang to others.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Tong is very personable. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He explained what took place during surgery In lamen terms. I am grateful he was a key member of my health-care team.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Tang went above and beyond during my visit. I needed a letter from him to my dentist indicating I was ok. Dr. Tang did the letter during my visit.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

This appointment was the first time meeting him. Dr Tang was very polite and courteous towards me

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Tang is thorough, empathic and very knowledgeable about my condition. He is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr Tang is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Tang is a fabulous clinician that is very patient-centric. He is very personable, knowledgeable, progressive and responsive. I feel fortunate to have him guide my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

As a patient of Dr. TangI felt it unreasonable to wait 2-3 months for appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

I try to use all Clinic Doctors because I'm happy and confident with the care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Tang is my hero! Kept me alive for 20 years.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Tang is AWESOME! He is sooo knowledgeable. He shares his knowledge in a very understandable manner which is key. He often leaves me laughing. Dr. Tang is very responsive to any concerns that crop up, and also takes the time needed to address all my concerns. I trust him with my care.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Tangs office staff are always warm, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

He knows me so well as a person after more than 10 years together. I would never give him up, is is a very rare and caring physcian who when even not seeing patients that will calm or answer my questions. He cares 24/7 365 for his patients or at least for me. He is a special person.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Superman ! My most trusted Dr. At the clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Tang is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

He is an awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Tang is an excellent doctor! He cares and is always trying to find options to improve my heart condition!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

The working together of doctors is impressive.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Tang is the best doctor with whom I have encountered.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Like Dr Tang he's very good doc

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Tang is very careful and concerned

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Wilson Tang is the single most caring, responsive, and capable physician I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr Tang is outstanding with his knowledge and his compassion. I have been with him for 20+ years

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The nurse and doctors were excellent

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