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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 Amyloid Imaging
  • Cardiac Oncology
  • Cardiac Transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Cardio-Oncology Center
  • Cardioprotective Treatment In Breast Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • George M and Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Heart Failure Section
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Cancer and Heart Disease
  • 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
  • Myocarditis
  • Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
View all 31 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
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

Internship - Stanford University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Palo Alto, CA 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 - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

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.

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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:

  • CardiaTec Biosciences Ltd.
  • Applied Therapeutics, Inc.

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

233 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Tang is amazing. Thoughtful, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Tang was amazing - he is clearly a brilliant man, but he is also very personable and immediately puts a person at ease. He went into great detail explaining his thought process regarding the potential causes of my heart failure and outlined a detailed plan for further testing. He explained the rationale for his thinking which was very helpful. I'm a nurse and I get frustrated if care is mediocre or if a provider doesn't seem to want to hear what I'm thinking and experiencing - and Dr. Tang surpassed all of my expectations! I feel 100% confident that with his evaluation of my heart function, I will receive the best care possible. Thank you for spending so much time helping me and my husband understand things better!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Tang is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I credit Dr. Tang with saving my life, as well as working diligently to help me have the best quality of life

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Tang was one of the best drs I have ever met. His patience and compassion was incredible. I absolutely can't describe how much I trusted him and his knowledge. I am blessed to have met him and have him be my Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I live in the Cincinnati Ohio area and will be very willing to make the trip again to have Dr Tang be my provider.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

This doctor is an A Class!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr tang even called me back once my phone cut off. This made it so much easier to reconnecting whim. I was so appreciative

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

The best experience with a physician office

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Tang is my hero!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Tang is always very thorough, very professional, and very kind. He listens to my concerns, answers my questions, and is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Doctor tang let me know there may be future studies that I may be a good fit for. Appreciate that

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Tang is extremely responsive when I send him a question, unlike any doctor I have encountered before. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Tang was exceptional

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Tang clerical was exceptional

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I'm immensely grateful for the exceptional service delivered by Dr. Tang's clerical staff. Her efficiency in scheduling appointments, coordinating services with other doctors, and her exceptional phone support truly stand out. It's evident that she prioritize patient care and satisfaction. Thank you for such a positive experience!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I cannot say enough about the exemplary care I have received from Dr. Tang. I am immensely grateful for the outstanding care provided by Dr. Tang. His expertise in my condition is unparalleled, and his extensive experience places him at the forefront of medical advancements. From the moment I stepped into his office, I was met with patience, courtesy, and respect. His compassion and genuine care have been a source of comfort throughout my journey.Dr. Tang has an incredible knack for addressing my questions and worries with unwavering patience, taking the time to explain things thoroughly without rushing through any concerns I may have had. His compassion and care shine through in every interaction. I've always felt heard and understood, never rushed or dismissed. What truly sets Dr. Tang apart is his exceptional ability to involve me in the treatment decision-making process. He discusses options in clear, understandable terms, always mindful to avoid medical jargon, ensuring that I am fully informed and empowered to make decisions about my own health. Moreover, Tang's realistic approach to addressing challenges never diminishes my hope; instead, it allows me to face them with confidence. He has a remarkable ability to calm my fears and anxieties, offering realistic perspectives while maintaining a sense of hope and optimism. He doesn't sugarcoat the challenges ahead, but rather, he faces them with me, providing support every step of the way.Research consistently underscores the importance of a positive doctor-patient relationship in achieving optimal health outcomes. Dr. Tang embodies the key elements of such a relationship: trust, communication, empathy, and mutual respect. His dedication to fostering a strong connection with his patients in every interaction is commendable, and it's a testament to his effectiveness as a healthcare provider.Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Tang to anyone seeking compassionate, patient-centered care. Dr. Tang's profound knowledge of my condition, coupled with his extensive experience, places him on the cutting edge of medical care. He is not just a doctor; he is a partner in my healthcare journey, and I am truly grateful for his expertise and unwavering support.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr Tang and his fellow are amazing

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr. Tang seemed rushed and a little stressed, which is definitely not his normal self. Generally he's sooo informative and cheerful. Must have been a rough day.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Super Physician!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I have and will continue to recommend Dr Tang. I am so happy he is my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Tang is my hero

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Very good experience! Dr Tang helped with my current condition by observing my current problems, adjusting my medications and staring a new medication to help me.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Doctor Tang gave me such a warm greeting, I felt like I knew him before but had forgotten his name.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Tang is my hero!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Almost 20 years with Dr Tang. A blessing he's my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr Tang and his crew has always been very nice and efficient

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Tang is an excellent doctor all around who not only is an expert in his field but makes his patients feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Tang is always professional and knowledgeable. He always gives plenty of time to my questions. He is so easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Tang is the best!!! He saved my life!!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Tang's office personnel were extremely helpful

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Tang was excellent and very friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I was able to talk to Dr Tang right away after dealing with a serious issue. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Tang sets the bar really high on bring a great doc.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr tang always listens to my concerns and answers as best he can

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Always a great visit with Dr. Tang! Extremely helpful, very caring, and a pleasure to talk to and work with. Very grateful for the terrific care!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Tang is an excellent doctor. He explains medical issues in language that I can understand. He takes the time to make sure I am well-informed of his medical decisions in my care. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a heart doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Wonderful caring competent doc Thanks!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Tang is easy to talk to; extremely efficient; enjoy being his patient

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Tang caring for my heart health. He is top notch in every way! I appreciate his expertise and his ability to relate to his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Tang saved my life and is my hero. We've been together a very long time now.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Excellent care from excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Tang was fabulous and explained everything beautifully. He was easy to understand and you could tell he is enthusiastic about his work

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Tang is an amazing provider. Always kind, upbeat, considerate, transparent, collaborative, and knowledgeable. I feel fortunate to benefit from his wisdom, expertise, and partnering.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023


Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Tang is awesome. I feel listened too and not rushed. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Super physician! Great Staff!

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