Andrew Tang, MD, FACS is a tenured associate professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery. He is the Trauma Medical Director of our Level I Trauma Center, which is the only trauma center in Southern Arizona and serves a population of over 1 million. Dr. Tang is a board member of the Arizona Department of Health Services State Trauma Advisory Board, and a site reviewer for DHS on state trauma center verifications. He is also the Associate Director of the General Surgery Residency training program.
Dr. Tang obtained his medical degree from the University of Arizona, General Surgery internship and residency at the University of Southern California. He then completed two fellowships at USC in Thoracic-Foregut and Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Tang joined the University of Arizona in 2010 and has established a successful trauma/ surgical critical care and elective general surgery practice with a focus on complex hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstruction. He has been named Tucson Lifestyle Top Doctors for several years, in addition to the College of Medicine Professionalism award, Asian American Faculty Staff and Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award, and several teaching awards.
Dr. Tang is heavily involved in trauma education and community outreach. He is the chair of the Southwest Regional Trauma Conference, which is the largest prehospital focused trauma conference in the southwest with around 500 attendees annually and growing. He is also a course director for the Advance Trauma Life Support and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma Courses. He has collaborated and published extensively on various subjects in trauma with 6 textbook chapters, nearly 100 publications, and a medical device patent.
In addition to his clinical and educational duties, Dr. Tang is also heavily involved in patient care advocacy and quality improvement initiatives of the hospital. He serves on various hospital committees with a focus on both system-based and individual physician-based care delivery improvement measures.
- Surgical Quality Improvement
- Surgical Wound Management
- Surgical Site Infections
- Medical Devices
- Trauma Simulations
- Trauma Outreach