Anthony Tang receives CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Award

Anthony Tang, Professor in the Department of Medicine, received a 2011 Top Achievements in Health Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for the impact of his work on the health of Canadians and others worldwide.

Dr. Tang, along with George Wells from the University of Ottawa, was recognized for helping reduce cardiac mortality rates with resynchronization therapy and implantable defibrillators in heart failure. The results of a project by Drs. Tang and Wells led to changes in clinical care for patients with mild to moderate heart failure. Their study showed that combining two therapies could significantly reduce mortality and rates of admission to hospital among patients with mild to moderate heart failure.

Dr. Tang joined the Faculty of Medicine’s Island Medical Program in 2009 and is an attending physician at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital.

The annual CIHR-CMAJ Top Achievements in Health Research Awards honour exceptional researchers in Canada whose achievements changed the course of health care delivery in their field of work.