Dr. Ming Tsang, MD
Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor
My desire to become a physician began at a very early age when I was still living in China. My mother was working in a hospital; she would take me to work with her and the hospital became my playground. I saw so many patients suffering from pains and injuries and these experiences had a profound effect on me: I wished that someday I, too, would be able to help the sick and injured. After I graduated from Jinan University Medical College, Guangzhou, China, I obtained a masters degree in Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I then spent 4 years in New York City working as a research fellow at two prestigious medical institutions: The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and The Rockefeller University’s Department of Cellular Physiology and Immunology. My main focus was in virology and immunology related to HIV research and, as a result, I published many research papers. I next began a family medicine residency program at the Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio, where I gained great experience with patients. My experiences caring for patients and helping them toward recoveries reinforced my desire to dedicate my life to work as a physician. Since then I’ve been practicing medicine in San Francisco. I continue to treat seriously ill patients at Saint Francis Hospital. I am fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, and I do home visits and house calls to elderly Chinese patients whose physical and language barriers often prevent them from seeking necessary medical care. I established my own practice so that I can spend more quality time with my patients, and can focus more on disease prevention. My extensive knowledge in the area of HIV research helps me greatly in my treatment of HIV infected patients. The more I practice medicine the more I realize that a good physician not only must gain clinical knowledge and master technical skills, he also must listen intently to his patients’ needs and engage them in the medical decision-making process. He must travel their life journey with them. To do this he must be nonjudgmental, respectful and empathetic to what his patients are going through. I believe the true art of medicine requires the healing of not just patients’ physical wellbeing, but their souls as well. The child whose playground was a hospital has grown up to find his calling: to be a physician dedicated to alleviating others’ suffering.
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- Family Physician
- Primary Care Doctor
- American Board of Family Medicine
Education and training
- Aultman Hospital (Residency)
- Medical School - Jinan University School of Medicine
Awards and publications
- In a few years time, Dr. Tsang and his colleagues published many research papers in well-known respected medical journals. These are the articles that have been published. Cytolytic T lymphocytes from HLA-B8+ donors frequently recognize the Hodgkin's lymphoma associated latent membrane protein 2 of Epstein Barr virus. Tsang ML, Münz C. Herpesviridae. 2011 Feb 11;2(1):4. PMID: 21429247 [PubMed] Free PMC Article Related citations Dendritic cells initiate immune control of epstein-barr virus transformation of B lymphocytes in vitro. Bickham K, Goodman K, Paludan C, Nikiforow S, Tsang ML, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2003 Dec 1;198(11):1653-63. PMID: 14657218 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Human dendritic cells activate resting natural killer (NK) cells and are recognized via the NKp30 receptor by activated NK cells. Ferlazzo G, Tsang ML, Moretta L, Melioli G, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2002 Feb 4;195(3):343-51. PMID: 11828009 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Dendritic cells cross-present latency gene products from Epstein-Barr virus-transformed B cells and expand tumor-reactive CD8(+) killer T cells. Subklewe M, Paludan C, Tsang ML, Mahnke K, Steinman RM, Münz C. J Exp Med. 2001 Feb 5;193(3):405-11. PMID: 11157061 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations EBNA1-specific CD4+ T cells in healthy carriers of Epstein-Barr virus are primarily Th1 in function. Bickham K, Münz C, Tsang ML, Larsson M, Fonteneau JF, Bhardwaj N, Steinman R. J Clin Invest. 2001 Jan;107(1):121-30. PMID: 11134187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Human CD4(+) T lymphocytes consistently respond to the latent Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen EBNA1. Münz C, Bickham KL, Subklewe M, Tsang ML, Chahroudi A, Kurilla MG, Zhang D, O'Donnell M, Steinman RM. J Exp Med. 2000 May 15;191(10):1649-60. PMID: 10811859 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Zidovudine in the management of primary HIV-1 infection. Tindall B, Gaines H, Imrie A, von Sydow MA, Evans L, Strannegard O, Tsang ML, Lindback S, Cooper DA. AIDS. 1991 May;5(5):477-84. PMID: 1907459 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Characterization of the V3 region of HIV-1 isolates from Sydney, Australia. Distler O, McQueen PW, Tsang ML, Byrne C, Neilan BA, Evans L, Penny R, Cooper DA, Delaney SF. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1995 Mar;11(3):423-5. No abstract available. PMID: 7786588 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Neutralizing antibodies against sequential autologous human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates after seroconversion. Tsang ML, Evans LA, McQueen P, Hurren L, Byrne C, Penny R, Tindall B, Cooper DA. J Infect Dis. 1994 Nov;170(5):1141-7. PMID: 7963706 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Primary structure of the V3 region of gp120 from sequential human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates obtained from patients from the time of seroconversion. Distler O, McQueen PW, Tsang ML, Evans LA, Hurren L, Byrne C, Penny R, Cooper DA, Delaney SF. J Infect Dis. 1995 Nov;172(5):1384-7. PMID: 7594684 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
- Chinese (Cantonese)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
Ming Tsang, M.D.
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