Dr. Gilbert Tang is currently the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at the Mount Sinai Health System and an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He has performed over 2000 cases of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve repair (MitraClip), transcatheter mitral valve replacement, and tricuspid valve repair and replacement procedures. He obtained his BA from Harvard University and MD from University of Toronto. Dr. Tang completed his residency training at the University of Toronto and also a Masters of Science there and an MBA at Harvard. He underwent subsequent training in transcatheter valve procedures at Leipzig Heart Center and University of Pennsylvania.
As a regularly invited faculty and guest lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Tang is leading a number of multicenter research projects in structural heart disease, including the global EXPLANT-TAVR and CUTTING-EDGE registries. He pioneered the cusp-overlap technique to optimize self-expanding TAVR deployment and a commissural alignment technique to help better orient transcatheter heart valves during TAVR (the ALIGN-TAVR study). 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.
During his spare time, Dr. Tang enjoys being a father of two boys, 4 and 1½ years old, and family time with his beloved wife Lydia.