Dr. Tang obtained his MD (1977) and Bachelor of Science (1973) from the University of Toronto and his Internal Medicine and Cardiology Clinic training at the University of Ottawa in 1983. Dr. Tang obtained a Heart and Stroke Research Fellowship for his Electrophysiology research training at Duke University Medical Centre.
Dr. Tang was Director of Electrophysiology, Director of Cardiology Research and attending Physician in Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and a Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He then relocated to Victoria as Cardiologist Electrophysiologist of the Vancouver Island Health Authority at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and became the medical director of Heart Rhythm British Columbia. In 2013, He moved to London, Ontario for the Chair of Cardiovascular Population Health.
Dr. Tang is a well-published investigator, recognized nationally and internationally for research in device therapy specific to cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure. His publication record includes over 100 peer reviewed papers, over 200 abstracts and presentations. He has membership in Ontario Medical Association, American College of Cardiology (Fellow), Canadian Cardiovascular Society, North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, American Heart Association. His main focus of research involves determining the efficacy of device therapy in patients with heart failure. He has been awarded grants from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health research. Currently he has a CIHR research chair on device therapy for heart failure.