Paul C. Tang

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Paul C. Tang, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. He has expertise in heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support as well as in aortic surgery. Dr. Tang obtained his medical degree at the University of New South Wales in Australia and subsequently completed his general surgery training at Yale University and State University of New York at Buffalo. He then trained in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. While at Yale, he completed a PhD with a focus on vascular immunology. As a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Tang practices a wide spectrum of cardiac surgery including heart transplantation, ventricular assist device implantation, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation, valvular procedures, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting as well as aortic surgery.

Dr. Tang has numerous publications in the fields of surgical heart failure therapies as well as aortic surgery. He is a surgeon-scientist with a laboratory focused on understanding the role of innate immunity in cardiac surgery diseases. This includes understanding the role of innate immune mediated inflammation for myocardial protection in the setting of donor heart preservation as well as thoracic aortic aneurysm formation. He was awarded the American Association of Thoracic Surgery Research scholarship in 2017. Dr. Tang is an investigator in various national clinical trials for heart failure management, and is a member of professional societies such as The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American Heart Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.