Wanchun Tang

Wanchun Tang, MD, MCCM, FAHA, FNAI

Dr. Tang MD, MCCM, FAHA, FNAI is a retired Professor of Emergency Medicine who has held several positions at various prestigious institutions including the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine, the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC) and in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Tang received his medical degree from Shanghai Second Medical University and after completing his clinical training in surgery, he served as an Attending Surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Shanghai Shu Guang Hospital.

In 1988, he joined the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as a research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Max Harry Weil where his research focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care. In 1996, he relocated to Rancho Mirage, California with the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine where he served as Professor and Vice President of Medical Research. In 2006, he was appointed President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine, and became Professor at Keck School of Medicine, USC. In 2016, the Weil Institute of Emergency of Critical Care Medicine was relocated to VCU where he was appointed as Director and Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at VCU.

 Dr. Tang is a Master Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and the National Academy of Inventors. He serves as an editorial member of Critical Care Medicine, Resuscitation, and Shock, and a member of the Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Council at the AHA. Dr.Tang’s research interests focus on post resuscitation myocardial dysfunction and microcirculation variations during circulatory failure. He has more than 200 peer reviewed articles and 25 US patents.