Anthony Tang

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CANet

Scientific Director and CEO

Dr. Anthony Tang is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics 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 for the London Health Sciences 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 Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Heart Rhythm Society, and Heart Rhythm Society (Fellow). 
 
Dr. Tang’s clinical and research expertise is on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmia, particular in heart failure patients. He has conducted multi-national, multicentre clinical trials for more than 20 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 compromised 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 & CEO 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. His publication record includes over 140 peer reviewed papers, 5 book chapters and over 270 abstracts

 

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