Dr. Tang is a Retina Specialist and Surgeon in Natick, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Detachments. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tang received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1993. He received his ophthalmology residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and then completed his retina fellowship at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/Tufts Medical Center. He subsequently became a full-time retina surgeon at the Boston University Medical Center. He was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and a surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Since 2001, Dr. Tang has been providing full-time retina eye care to patients at his office in Natick, Massachusetts. Dr. Tang sees patients with all sorts of retina problems, such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Tears and Detachment, and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Dr. Tang also sees patients with other complex eye problems requiring detailed medical or surgical evaluations. Most patients see Dr. Tang at the recommendation of their own eye doctors or primary care physicians. Dr. Tang regularly performs surgery at Surgisite Boston, a premiere eye surgery center located in Waltham, Mass. Dr. Tang is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, Metrowest Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and UMASS Memorial Medical Center. He regularly gives lectures to community optometrists as part of a Continuing Education program. He holds academic appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and at UMass Medical School. He is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
I am passionate about achieving the best vision possible for each patient that I see every day. Vision is a precious gift. When there is a retina problem, sometimes the solution is simple, and sometimes it requires a great deal of effort. Every patient has a unique story. Some are joyful stories. Some are sad stories. But they all inspire me to want to provide the best care possible.
Dr. Tang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Tang's Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Optic Nerve Disorder
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Artery Occlusion
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Retina and Vitreous Surgery
Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 1993
St Luke's Med Center Wi
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
Med Coll WI
Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
Ophthalmic Consultants Boston
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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