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Gilbert H Tang, MD Email Gilbert Tang

Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Position
    • SENIOR FACULTY | Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Specialty
    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Languages
    • Chinese (Cantonese)
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

Dr. Gilbert Tang is currently the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at the Mount Sinai Health System. He has performed over 1000 cases of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (MitraClip) procedures with excellent outcomes, on par with some of the top programs in the country. Dr. Tang has achieved many “first” successes in the region and United States, including transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair with MitraClip, all performed via the groin without open surgery.  Prior to Mount Sinai, Dr. Tang was the Director of the Valve Disease Center at Westchester Medical Center, playing a pivotal role in the launch of their Transcatheter Heart Program.  His “concierge” model of care has been well received and recognized in the New York area.

As a regularly invited faculty and guest lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Tang is leading a number of cutting-edge research projects in TAVR and transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve therapies.  He pioneered a technique to help better orient a transcatheter heart valve during TAVR to make it easier to reaccess the coronary arteries. His research and clinical results have been published in many top peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at many international conferences.  He has trained many physicians and heart teams to perform transcatheter valve procedures around the world. He is currently involved in several multicenter studies with leading institutions in the US and globally.

Dr. Tang received his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and MD at the University of Toronto, where he completed his residency in cardiac surgery as the Chief Resident at the Toronto General Hospital. He completed a Master of Science in tissue engineering at the University of Toronto and an MBA at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Tang pursued specialized training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York focusing on complex mitral valve repair and TAVR. He also underwent advanced training in TAVR at the Leipzig Heart Center in Germany and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tang is a Diplomat and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Recent News:

The New York Times: Tiny Device Is a “Huge Advance” for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure, 9/23/18

The results have left leading researchers unexpectedly optimistic. The trial sends “a very, very powerful message,” said Dr. Gilbert Tang, a heart surgeon at Mount Sinai Medical Center, which enrolled a patient in the trial.

TCTMD: Will Percutaneous Mitral Repair Catch Up or Surpass Surgery? Experts Make Their Predictions 6/22/18

Not so fast, said Gilbert Tang, MD (Mount Sinai Health System/Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY), who took the stage after Feldman. Or at least, “not yet.”

Percutaneous procedures, at least for now, do not offer the variety of approaches that surgery can offer, he argued, pointing out that MR comes in myriad forms. Different MR etiology, mitral lesions, and patient risk profile all play an important role. And while transcatheter therapies have evolved to approximate edge-to-edge, annuloplasty, and chordal replacement procedures, no percutaneous therapy is able to perform resection and reconstruction, a common surgical technique, Tang said.

Clinical Focus

Research Topics

Transcatheter Valve

Education

BA, Harvard University

MD, University of Toronto

MBA, Harvard Business School

MSc, University of Toronto

Residency, Cardiac Surgery
University of Toronto

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English