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Ask the Heart Surgeon
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD

  • Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Staff Cardiac Surgeon
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

One of the largest, most experienced cardiac and thoracic surgery groups in the world, our Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery cares for patients from all 50 states and around the world. Please join us for our Heart Month Ask the Heart Surgeon Health Chat and have your heart surgery questions answered live by cardiac surgeon, Michael Tong, MD.

Our surgeons offer virtually every type of cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery, and mitral valve repair. With Cleveland Clinic's No. 1 one Heart Program in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, patients choose to come to our Heart & Vascular Institute to be operated on by the best surgeons and medical staff in the world.

Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, MD, MBA, FRCSC, is a cardiac surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. His specialty interests include complex cardiac disease, ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, aortic surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valvular heart disease, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Tong has authored or coauthored articles in peer-reviewed cardiovascular surgery journals and has coauthored a medical textbook with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute Chairman Lars Svensson, MD, PhD. Dr. Tong has delivered numerous lectures and poster presentations at cardiovascular surgery conferences in the United States and Canada. In addition to English, Dr. Tong is fluent in French and Mandarin Chinese.

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