Peter Tang, MD, MPH

Languages: Cantonese


Peter Tang, MD, MPH specializes in nonoperative and operative treatment of all problems of the upper extremity from the finger to the elbow/arm, ranging from trauma including fractures, crush injuries and lacerations, nerve compressions such as carpal and cubital& tunnel syndrome, masses such as ganglions and tumors, tendon& problems including trigger fingers and De Quervain's,& and arthritic conditions. He is actively involved in research which is focused on wrist biomechanics and nerve regeneration and has presented his research at numerous national meetings. In 2010 and 2011 his studies won first prize at the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand’s (NYSSH) Resident’s and Fellow’s Night. Lastly, he has been awarded research funding from the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF), the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Dr. Tang has been selected for several prestigious programs including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Clinician Scientist Development Program in 2010, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s (ASSH) Future Leaders Program in 2009, and the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program in 2009. Dr. Tang is involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows. He is extremely committed to the highest quality of medical care and seeks the best outcomes for his patients.&


Weill Cornell Medical College

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Tang P, Fischer CR. A New Volar Vascularization Technique Using the Superficial Palmar Branch of the Radial Artery for the Collapsed Scaphoid Nonunion. Tech Hand Surg Sep;14(3):160-172, 2010.
Tang P, Ding AS, Uzumcugil A. Radial Column and Volar Plating (RCVP) for Distal Radius Fractures With a Radial Styloid Component or Severe Communition, Tech Hand Surg Sep;14(3):143-149, 2010.
Galano GJ, Jiang KN, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP, and Tang P.  Inflammatory Response with Osteolysis Related to a Bioabsorbable Anchor in the Finger: a Case Report. Hand Nov 7,2009 [Epub ahead of print]
Tang P, Gauvin J, Muriuki M, Pfaeffle JH, Imbriglia JE, Goitz RJ.  Comparison of the “Contact Biomechanics” of the Intact and Proximal Row Carpectomy Wrist.  J Hand Surg 34A:660-670, 2009.
Tang P, Imbriglia JE. Osteochondral Resurfacing (OCRPRC) for Capitate Chondrosis in Proximal Row Carpectomy. J Hand Surg 32A: 1334-1342, 2007.
Blankenhorn BD, Pfaeffle JH, Tang P, Robertson D, Imbriglia JE, and Goitz RJ. Carpal Kinematics after Proximal Row Carpectomy. J Hand Surg 32A: 37-46, 2007.
Tang P, Gates C, Hawes JP, Vogt MT, and Prayson MJ. Does Open Reduction Increase the Chance of Infection During Intramedullary Nailing of Closed Tibial Shaft Fractures?  J of Orthop Trauma 20(5): 317-322, 2006.
Fukuda Y, Woo SL, Tsuda E, Tang P, McMahon PJ, and Debski RE. A Quantitative Analysis of Valgus Torque on the ACL: A Human Cadaveric Study. J Orthop Res 21(6):1107-1112, 2003.
Tang P, Hornicek FJ, Gebhardt MC, Cates J, and Mankin HJ. Surgical Treatment of Hemangiomas of Soft Tissue. Clin. Orthop  399: 205-210, 2002.
Tang P and McMahon PJ. Humeral Component Revision of Total Elbow Arthroplasty with Humeral Bone Deficiency. Oper Tech in Orthop 12(1): 21-25, 2002.
Ramappa AJ, Lee FYI, Tang P, Carlson JR, Gebhardt MC, and Mankin HJ. Chondroblastoma of Bone. J. Bone and Joint Surg  82-A: 1140-1145, 2000.
Sorger JI, Kirk PG, Ruhnke CJ, Bjornson SH, Levy MS, Cockrin J, and Tang P. Once Daily, High Dose vs. Divided, Low Dose Gentamicin for Open Fractures. Clin. Orthop 366: 197-204, 1999.

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

The Charles S. Neer, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center -  June 2012
Herbert Pardes Scholarship 2011-2012
First Place Prize, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, Konopka G, Kilic A, Akelina Y, Regalbuto R, Gardner TR, Tang P. Functional and Histological Outcomes of Nerve Defects Treated with Matched-Diameter Acellular Allograft versus Cabled Autograft in a Rat Model,  New York, NY, 5/10/2011.
First Place Prize, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Night, Konopka G, Swart E, Fujio K, Katcherian C, Raskolnikov D, Tang P. Does Capitate Morphology Affect the Contact Biomechanics of the Proximal Row Carpectomy Wrist? New York, NY, 5/11/2010.
Best Senior Research Project Award, University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Residency, Orthopaedic Residency Research Day, Tang P. A Comparison of Contact Biomechanics of the Intact and Proximal Row Carpectomy Wrist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/3/06.
Pforzheimer Public Service Fellowship (1999)
Selected for US-Europe Medical Educational Exchange Program (1999)
Diamond Research Scholarship (1996)
John Harvard Scholarship (1991,1994)
Michael Christian Traveling Fellowship House Candidate (1992)
Most Valuable Harvard Sabre Fencer Award (1994)
New York Newsday Oyster Bay Section Cover Story (6/23/91)