Yi-Wei Tang, MD, PhD, F(AAM), FIDSA


Chief, Clinical Microbiology Service

Pictured: Yi-Wei Tang

About Me

I am a board-certified clinical microbiologist with clinical expertise and interests in molecular diagnosis and monitoring of microbial infections in immunocomprised patients.

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I am interested in the application of cutting-edge and panomic techniques in clinical and translational research for the diagnosis and monitoring of microbial infections focusing on clinical relevance and outcomes. They include development and validation of testing methods and algorithms for Clostridium difficile infections, extension and application of human papillomavirus detection and typing to clinical non-cervical specimens, and validation and optimization of bacterial culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing automation.    

  • Clinical Expertise: Clinical and Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Fudan University School of Medicine (Shanghai, China); PhD, Microbiology, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Fellowships: Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Mayo Clinic
  • Board Certifications: Medical and Public Health Microbiology

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