Anthony Tang

Anthony Tang

Anthony Tang, MD, FRCPC

Professor - Department of Medicine 
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Dr. Anthony Tang is Professor of Medicine at Western University and Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.  Dr. Tang is presently Staff Electrophysiologist, Division of Cardiology, London Health Science Centre and Chair of Cardiovascular Population Health.  He obtained his MD from the University of Toronto and his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Ottawa.  Dr. Tang obtained a Heart and Stroke Research Fellowship to receive electrophysiology research training at Duke University Medical Centre.  He is member of the Ontario Medical Association, American College of Cardiology (Fellow), Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Heart Rhythm Society (Fellow), and American Heart Association.

Dr. Tang's clinical and research expertise is on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmia, particularly in heart failure patients.  He has conducted multi-national, multicentre clinical trials in the last 15 years.  The research on the addition of CRT to Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) and medical therapy demonstrated a reduction of total mortality and hospitalization for Heart Failure (HF) in ambulatory heart failure patients.  (NEJM 2010;363(25):2385-95).  This study results changed the treatment strategy of heart failure patients with compromized LV function and electrical dyssynchrony.  Dr. Tang currently has two CIHR grants to conduct research that examines treatment options for patients in atrial fibrillation with heart failure.  Currently, he is the Scientific Director for the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet), which is funded by the Network of Excellence (NCE) from 2015-20.  

Dr. Tang is an internationally renowned researcher, has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings, and is a peer reviewer for scientific journals, as well as grant reviewer for Heart and Stroke and Canadian Institute of Health Research. His publication record includes over 140 peer reviewed papers, 5 book chapters and over 270 abstracts.