Thomas Wang, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in cardiology.

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Wang holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in Cambridge. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and received internal medicine residency training, followed by advanced training through a fellowship in cardiology, both at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020 and serves as the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Wang was Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he held the Gottlieb C. Friesinger II, M.D. Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. Prior to becoming a Professor at Vanderbilt, Dr. Wang served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, first as an Assistant Professor for three years, and then as an Associate Professor for four.

Dr. Wang’s clinical and translational research focuses on preclinical cardiovascular disease, obesity, and metabolism. His research has received more than $44 million in grant funding, and he is a co-inventor of five awarded or pending patents. Dr. Wang’s work has been published in numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and he has delivered scores of invited presentations.

Dr. Wang has consistently received recognition as a Highly Cited Researcher from Clarivate/Thomson Reuters.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association and an elected member of the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians. He has also served as president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.


Medical School
Harvard Medical School (1996)
Massachusetts General Hospital (1999), Internal Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital (2003), Cardiology
Framingham Heart Study (2003), Research

Research Interest

  • Cardiovascular Biomarkers
  • Metabolism
  • Natriuretic Peptide System
  • Obesity
  • Preclinical Cardiovascular Disease

Honors & Awards

  • Highly Cited Researcher
    Clarivate/Thomas Reuters (2014-2020)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award
    Partners Healthcare, Boston, Massachusett (2012)
  • Roman DeSanctis Clinical Scholar
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • Association of American Physicians
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology
  • Association of University Cardiologists