Patrick Tang MD,FRCPC,PhDDivision Chief, Microbiology Years Of Experience: 19
About the Physician
Dr. Patrick Tang is the Division Chief of Microbiology at Sidra Medicine and an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medicine. In addition to his clinical role as a consultant medical microbiologist, Dr. Tang is responsible for the development and implementation of new molecular and genomics-based tests for infectious diseases at Sidra Medicine.
Prior to joining Sidra Medicine, Dr. Tang was a Clinician-Scientist leader at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has taken on many roles (from the bedside to the laboratory bench to epidemiology) in past global outbreaks including the SARS outbreak, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Tang’s clinical and research interests are in the application of genomics and metagenomics to infectious diseases and public health, as well as the development of novel molecular diagnostics.
- MD/PhD, University of British Columbia, 1999
- Medical Microbiology, University of Toronto, 2004
- Associate Professor, Weill-Cornell Medicine, Qatar
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada
- Molecular Microbiology
- Genomic Epidemiology
- Microbial Genomics
- Chemaitelly H, Tang P, Hasan MR, et al. Waning of BNT162b2 vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection in Qatar. NEJM. 2021 Dec 9;385(24):e83. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2114114.
- Tang, P., Hasan, M.R., Chemaitelly, H. et al. BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in Qatar. Nat Med 27, 2136–2143 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01583-4.
- Chemaitelly H, Ayoub HH, Tang P, et al. Immune Imprinting and Protection against Repeat Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2. NEJM. 2022 Nov 3;387(18):1716-1718. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2211055.
- Wang H, Yang GX, Hu Y, et al. Comprehensive human amniotic fluid metagenomics supports the sterile womb hypothesis. Sci Rep. 12, 6875 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-10869-7.
- Servellita V, Bouquet J, Rebman A, et al. A Diagnostic Classifier for Gene Expression-Based Identification of Early Lyme Disease. Commun Med. 2:92 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43856-022-00127-2.