Dr. Anthony Tang • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet

Dr. Anthony Tang

Cardiologist, London Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Anthony Tang, a seasoned cardiologist with a wealth of experience, has impact that reaches far beyond medicine. His compassionate approach and clinical acumen have touched the lives of countless individuals.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Tang’s steady commitment to pushing the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine has helped to shape the future of cardiac care in Canada and beyond. A prolific researcher, his contributions to the field of cardiology are unparalleled. With over 100 peer-reviewed papers and more than 200 abstracts and presentations to his credit, he has cemented his reputation as a leading authority in device therapy for cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. His ground-breaking work continues to pave the way for innovative treatment modalities that enhance patient outcomes.

Beyond his academic and research pursuits, Dr. Tang’s genuine understanding and kind nature have left an indelible mark on those under his care.

“From my first encounter with Dr. Tang, I was put at ease by his engaging manner displaying a warm smile that telegraphed to me, a sense of humour. I felt a sense of relief and was rewarded by a thorough and empathetic dialogue that let me know I mattered and my concerns respected. His willingness to hear my fears, followed by discussing a suitable course of action gave me confidence that I was fortunate to be under the care of such a gifted and understanding soul.” – Pat, Patient

His ability to listen attentively, understand his patient’s concerns, and provide personalized solutions underscores his commitment to people-centred care.

“Dr. Tang is a quiet man with superior intelligence. He has helped me understand my diagnosis and has given me helpful insight with mild humour on-the-side. I have enjoyed my interaction with him and hope to continue as his patient.” Jo-Ann, Patient

“Dr. Tang fitted me with a pacemaker on an emergency basis after I had declined to go ahead earlier. He and his team were proficient, cheerful, and probably saved my life. He is a top rate surgeon.” – Patient

As we acknowledge Dr. Tang’s contributions to the medical field and his dedication to the patient experience, it is essential to glean insights from his approach to practicing medicine.

CANet asked Dr. Tang the following questions:

What do you like most about practicing medicine?

As healthcare providers, the primary concern is the patient’s well-being. In daily clinical practice, I do the best I can for the individual person by listening to their individual concern, digesting the issue at hand, providing the best advice, and applying the best management that is most likely to result in the best outcome. In academic practice at LHSC, I interact with trainees to impart knowledge to them so they can provide the highest quality of care to many more patients. In medical research, I generate new knowledge and innovation so that many more patients can benefit from better health.

Can you share any tips or key considerations with new healthcare professionals on providing exceptional patient care?

Listen to the patients, understand their spoken and unspoken concerns, and be innovative in finding solutions for both the individual patient and the population of patients.

In a world where technology and advancements abound, Dr. Tang reminds us of the timeless value of human connection in healing. CANet thanks you for your tireless efforts and dedication to enhancing the well-being of your patients.