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David Tang

Associate Professor

Division of Plastic Surgery

Phone: 902-473-1740
Mailing Address: 
4714-1796 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3A7
Research Topics:
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Medical and surgical education


Hospital affiliations

  • Active staff: QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Consultant staff: IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Associate Professor
  • Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program


  • BSc (University of British Columbia)
  • PDPP Education (University of Victoria)
  • MD (University of British Columbia)
  • Plastic surgery residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Hand & peripheral nerve fellowship (Washington University – St.Louis)

Research interests

  • Clinical research in hand & peripheral nerve surgery
  • Medical/surgical education
  • Curriculum design 
  • Assessment in surgical education

Selected publications

  • Nerve Transfers in the Upper Extremity
. Tang DT, Yee A, Mackinnon SE. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online. 2012; 10(4).
  • Nerve Entrapment: CME Update
. Tang DT, Barbour JR, Davidge KM, Yee A, Mackinnon SE. accepted for publication in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.