Patrick Tang

Patrick Tang
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Division 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.


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    Years Of Experience
    • 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
    Areas of Interest
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • Genomic Epidemiology
    • Microbial Genomics
    • Metagenomics
    Medical Publications