Tat-Kin Tsang

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    Gastroenterology Consultants of the North Shore

    1824 Wilmette Avenue
    Wilmette, IL 60091
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Dr. Tat-Kin Tsang, MD
Years In Practice
30
Gender
Male

Field of Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

Specialty

  • Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Barrett's Esophagus/Gastroscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Detection Of H.Pylori Infection/ Gastroscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease/ERCP
  • PUD, Gastritis/Gastroscopy

Practice Information

Name
Gastroenterology Consultants of the North Shore
Web Site
http://www.gcnsmd.com

Education and Training

Medical School
1977 M.D., Northwestern University Medical School
Internship
1977-79 Internship in Surgery and Medicine; Northwestern University Medical School
Residency
1979-81 Residency in Internal Medicine; Northwestern University Medical School
Fellowship
1981-84 Fellowship in Gastroenterology; Northwestern University Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Evanston Hospital (Northshore University Health System)
    Glenbrook Hospital (Northshore University Health System)

Professional Experience

2009 - Current
Clinical Professor of Medicine: Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago
2006 - Current
Fellow of American Gastroenterology Association
2005 - 2009
Professor of Clinical Medicine: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
1994 - Current
Senior Attending Physician: Evanston Hospital; Glenbrook Hospital
1984 - 1988
Associate in Medicine: Northwestern University Medical School
1984 - 1994
Attending Physician: Evanston Hospital; Glenbrook Hospital
1984 - 1984
Associate Attending Physician: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Professional Honors

  • 1983-84 Recipient: Owen L. Coon Foundation Fellowship for the study of: a. “Beta-glucuronidase in bile and the pathogenesis of pigment gallstones” and b. “Screening for the early detection of esophageal carcinoma.”

    1983-84 Recipient: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the American Liver Foundation, for the study of “Beta glucuronidase activity in the mechanism of pigment gallstone formation.”

    1983-85 Recipient: American Cancer Society fund for the study of esophageal carcinoma.

    1987 Medical Attending Physician of the Year: Evanston Hospital.

    1992 Recipient of Wilson Cook Company Fund for the study of biliary stent occlusion.

    1994-present America's Top Doctor - Castle Connoly

    Chicago Top Doctor - TopTierMD.com 2010 - Gastroenterology

Professional Societies and Committees

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
    Illinois Medical Society
    Chicago Medical Society
    American Gastroenterology Association 1/1996

Selected Publications

  • Abstracts

    1. Hellerstein S, Rosen S, Kies M, Tsang TK, Shaw J: Diamminedichloroplatinum and 5-fluorouracil combined chemotherapy of epidermoid esophageal cancer. Proc Amer Soc Clin Oncol 2: 127, 1983.

    2. Shields TW, Rosen S, Tsang TK, Ujiki GT, Kies M: Multimodality therapy for carcinoma of the esophagus. Presented at the Western Surgical Association Meeting, November,1983.

    3. Tsang TK, Ostrow JD, Corocran JW: A simple assay for estimating concentration and net activity of B-glucuronidase in human bile. Hepat 3: 859, 1983.

    4. Tsang TK, Hidvegi D, Ostrow JD, Hellerstein SM: The reliability of balloon cytology for detecting esophageal carcinoma. Gastro 86: 1284, 1984.

    5. Tsang TK, Blei AT, O’Reilly D, Decker R: The clinical significance of concurrently positive hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody. Gastro 86: 1343, 1984.

    6. Hidvegi DF, Tsang TK, Walloch JL: Balloon cytology for detecting esophageal carcinoma. ACTA Cytol 28: 638, 1984.

    7. Urban MA, Gore RM, Tsang TK, Lee YP: The response of esophageal carcinoma to chemotherapy; CT and esophagogram appearances. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology, October, 1984 at Napa, California.

    8. Crampton AR, Berstein JR, Tsang TK: Combined percutaneous-endoscopic biliary stent placement. Presented at the Radiological Society of North America meetings, 1986.

    9. Agha FP, Ghahremani GG, Tsang TK, Victor TA: Heterotopic gastric mucosa in duodenum: Its radiologic pathology and clinical significance. Presented at the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology meeting, February, 1987.

    10. Desal T, Tsang TK: Aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity in patients with biliary obstruction: Relationship to level of serum bilirubin. Gastro 92: 1728, 1987.

    11. White EM, Ghahremani GG, Gore RM, Port RB, Meiselman MS, Tsang TK: Small-bowel obstruction in acute sigmoid diverticulitis. Presented at 77th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America, 1991.

    12. White EM, Ghahremani GG, Gore RM, Tsang TK, Meiselman MS: Radiological Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Tract Lipomas. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists.

    13. Eisenman RE, Prelipp AM, Tsang TK, Ostrow JD, Rage RV: Stability of EightComponents of Pig Bile During Storage at -15°, 4°, and 37°C; Revelance for Studies of Bile Perfusion. Gastro, May 1993.

    14. Walker RS, Yu DJ, Tsang TK: Endoscopic Management of Gastric Volvulus: The Alpha-Loop Technique. Gastrointest Endosc 40(2): 38, 1994. Presented at American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, New Orleans, 1994.

    15. Chodash HB, Pollack JM, Eisenman RE, Neri K, Rege RM, Ostrow JD, Tsang TK: The Effect of Temperature on the stability of Eight Components of Porcine Gall Bladder Bile. Presented at World Congress of Gastroenterology at Los Angeles, CA, 1994.

    16. Tsang TK, Panaro SV, Chodash HB: Colonoscopic Relief of Abdominal symptomatology secondary to Adhesion. Gastrointest Endosc 41(4): 360, 1995.

    17. Chodash HB, Tsang TK, Pollack JM: Inhibition of Stent Occlusion by Ampicillin-Sulbactam in an in-vitro model. Gastro. 108(4): 412, 1995. Presented at AGA Digestive Disease Week at San Diego, CA, May 1995.

    18. Chodash HB, Pollack JM, Tsang TK: In-Vitro Evaluation of Silicone Covered-Metal Stents. Presented at AGA Digestive Disease Week, May 1996.

    19. Tsang TK, Jean MG: Endoscopic Tenting: A New Technique in Colonoscopic Removal of Large, Flat and Sessile Polyps. Gastro. 118(4): A526, 2000. Presented at AGA Digestive Disease Week San Diego, CA, May 2000.

    20. Tsang TK, Pollack J, Zhang HJ: Source of Helicobacter Pylori Infection Within A Chinese Population. Gastro 118(4): A1316, 2000.

    21. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA, Pollack J: Mucin in Bile As An Important Factor In the Process of Bacterial Adherence to Stent. Gastro 120(5): A206, 2001. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week Atlanta, GA, 2001.

    22. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA, Pollack J: Role of Conditioning of Stent Surface With Gallbladder Mucin In Bacterial Adherence to Stent Surface In Vitro. Gastro 120(5): A206, 2001. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week Atlanta, GA, 2001.

    23. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Bile Mucin Involved in Biliary Stent Clogging. Hepat 34(4): A680, 2001.

    24. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Pollack J, Jack CA: Role of Bile Flushing in Bacterial Adherence to Biliary Stent Surface and Stent Occlusion. Hepat 34(4): A680, 2001.

    25. Zhang HJ, Jack CA, Tsang TK, Pollack J: Detection of Helicobacter Pylori in Food Sources. Gastro 122(4): A532, 2002. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week San Francisco, CA, 2002.

    26. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Bile Glycoprotein Mucin in Biliary Stent Sludge. Gastro 122(4): A443, 2002. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week San Francisco, CA, 2002.

    27. Zhang HJ, Pollack J, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Role of Bile Flushing in Bacterial Adherence to Biliary Stent Surface and Stent Occlusion. Gastro 122(4): A442, 2002. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week San Francisco, CA, 2002.

    28. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Bacterial Mucin Production and Biliary Mucus Glycoprotein as Cements in the Building of Biliary Stent Sludge. Gastro 122(4): A442, 2002. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week San Francisco, CA, 2002.

    29. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Parsons W, Jack CA, Law J, Goldberg, M: Classification of Sludge in Biliary Stent and Mechanism of Stent Occulsion. Gastro 124(4)S1: A-629, 2003. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week Orlando, FL, 2003.

    30. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Parsons W, Jack CA, Law J, Goldberg M: Occlusion of Pancreatic Stents: Quantitative Measurement of Sludge Composition and Analysis of Affecting Factors. Gastro 124(4)S1: A-188, 2003. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week Orlando, FL, 2003.

    31. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Detection of Helicobacter Pylori by a Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. Gastro 124(4)S1: A175, 2003. Presented as a Poster at AGA Digestive Disease Week Orlando, FL, 2003.

    32. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Identification of Helicobacter pylori DNA from food sources by a novel multiplex PCR assay. Gastro (supl) 126(4)S2: A185, 2004. Presented as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, LA, 2004.

    33. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Comparison of a novel multiplex PCR and histology method for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Gastroenterology (supl) 126(4)S2: A187, 2004.Presented as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, LA, 2004.

    34. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Parsons W, Flanigan C, Meng XW, Goldberg M: Frequent Reflux of Intestinal Content Contributing to the Occlusion of Biliary Stents – Histological and Immunochemical Evidence. Gastroterology (supl) 126(4)S2: 173, 2004. Presented as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, LA, 2004.

    35. Zhang HJ, Tang J, Meng XW, Tsang J, Tsang TK: Exploration of the role of bismuth thiols in control of bacterial infection associated with biliary stent occlusion. Gastroterologly (supl) 126(4)S2: A512, 2004. Presented as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, LA, 2004.

    36. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Comparison of a novel multiplex PCR assay and CLOtest test for the diagnosis of H. pylori. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 69th Annual Scientific Meeting for poster presentation, Orlando, FL, 2004.

    37. Tsang TK, Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang RW: False Negative H. Pylori – Negative Gastritis and GERD. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 69th Annual Scientific Meeting for poster presentation, Orlando, FL, 2004.

    38. Tsang TK, Kilner B, Wikoff S, Leung-Stone KP, Zhang HJ: Tube Feeding Advance Directive Recovering from Acute Illness. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 69th Annual Scientific Meeting for poster presentation, Orlando, FL, 2004.

    39. Watkin WG, Zhang HJ, Meng XW, Kilner E, Weiss JR, Tsang TK: Detection of Helicobacter Pylori by Multiplex PCR: comparison with Immunohistochemistry and CLO test. Modern Pathology Vol18 Supplement 1 page122A, 2005. Presented as poster.

    40. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Diagnosis of H. Pylori Infection in UPN (urease – pathology negative) Patients by Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. Present as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, 2005.

    41. Tsang TK, Meng XW, Zhang HJ: UPN H. pylori Infection in Patients with Non-ulcer Dyspepsia. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 70th Annual Scientific Meeting for poster presentation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005.

    42. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Detection of H. pylori in Urease Test Negative Gastric Samples by a Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005.

    43. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Detection of H. pylori at Distal Esophageal Mucosa by a Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 70th Annual Scientific Meeting for poster presentation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005.

    44. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: H. pylori Infection at Distal Esophageal Mucosa and the Efficacy of Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with GERD/Gastritis. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.2006

    45. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Relevance of cagA Genotype and the Efficacy of Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with Non-Ulcer Dyspepsiay. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2006

    46. Meng XW, Tsang TK: Detection and Typing of Helicobacter pylori Caga/Vaca Genes By a One-Step Polymerase Chain Reaction from Urease Positive and Negative Gastric Biopsies. Presented as a poster presentation at AGA Digestive Disease Week, at Washington DC. May 2007 (S1447).

    47. Tsang TK, Graybill T: Biopsy Forceps-guided Ileal Intubation (BIGII). Present as a poster presentation at ACG 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2007.

    48. Meng XW, Scheer M, Tsang TK: Barrett’s Esophagus and Helicobacter pylori Infection. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2007.

    49. Meng XW, Singh V, Tsang TK: Multiplex PCR to Detect H. Pylori in MALToma and It’s Role in Treatment and Prognosis: A case Series. Present as a poster presentation at ACG 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2007.

    50. Roy HK, Turzhitsky V, Gomes A; Goldberg MJ; Rogers JD; Kim L; Tsang TK, Shah D, Borkar MS, Jameel M, Hasabou N, Brand R, Bogojevic Z, Backman V: Prediction of Colonic Neoplasia through Spectral Marker Analysis from the Endoscopically Normal Rectum: an ex vivo and in vivo Study. A-109 751 Gastroenterology, May 2008. CONTROL ID: 432026. Presented in DDW, San Diego, CA, May 17-22, 2008.

    51. Roy HK, Gomes A, Turzhitsky V, Goldberg MJ, Rogers, Jeremy D, Tsang TK, Kromin A, Brand R, Jameel M, Hasabou N, Backman V: Biophotonic Detection of Increased Microvascular Blood Content (EIBS) as a Marker of Field Carcinogenesis Detection: Potential Adjunctive Technology for Colonoscopy. Gastroentrology, May 2008. CONTROL ID: 432004. Presented in DDW, San Diego, CA, May 17-22, 2008.

    52. Meng XW, Scheer MA, Tsang TK: GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus and Helicobacter pylori infection. Mi976 P-232 Gastroenterology, May 2008. Presented in DDW, San Diego, CA, May 17-22, 2008.

    53. Jeen-Soo Chang, Hemant K Roy, Eugene F Yen, Monica Borkar, Manoj Mehta, Mick Meiselman, Dihren Shah, Tat Tsang, Eric Elton, Laura K Bianchi: Polyethylene Glycol Bowel Preparation is Associated with Hypokalemia. ID 510050, presented in Oct.3, 2008 in ACG, at Orlando, Florida, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois.

    54. Nwe S, Graybill TN, Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: Detection of Heliobacter pylori from Ready to Eat Raw Seafood By a Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. ID T1657. Poster Presentation at DDW, Chicago, IL May 30-June 4, 2009.

    55. Roy HK, Turzhitsky V, Kim YL, Goldberg MJ, Rogers JD, Gomes A, Jameel M, Hasabou N, Tsang TK, Backman V: Field Carcinogenesis Detection By Rectal Spectral Markers Accurately Identifies Patients Harboring Proximal Advanced Adenomas. DDW at Chicago, IL. June 2, 2009.

    56. Meng XW, Zhang HJ, Tsang TK: A Novel Multiplex PCR Assay for Detection of TCDA, TCDB, TCDC, TCDD, and Edu2 Genes from Clostridium difficile Genomic DNA. Oral presentation, DDW at Chicago, IL. June 2, 2009.

    57. Witt BL, Meng X, Scheer M, Tsang TK, Watkin WG. Morphologic Assessment of Intestinal Metaplasia at the Gastro-Esophageal Junction and Association with Helicobacter pylori Status as Detected by Multiplex PCR. Presented as poster at the CAP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Oct. 2009. Arch Pathol Lab Med. Vol. 133, October 2009; 1612-13. [Abstract]

    Publications

    1. Tsang TK: Tylosis. JAMA 259: 2953-54, 1984.

    2. Shields TW, Rosen S, Tsang TK, Ujiki GT, Kies M: Multimodality therapy for carcinoma of the esophagus. Arch of Sur 119: 558-562, 1984.

    3. Gore RM, Chen MI, Vogelzang RL, Neiman HL, Tsang TK: Value of computed tomography in the detection of complications of Crohn’s disease. Dig Dis Sci 30: 701-709, 1985.

    4. Plotnick BH, Cohen I, Tsang TK, Cullinane T: Metronidazole-induced pancreatitis. Ann Intern Med 103: 891-892, 1985.

    5. Kirby DF, Craig RM, Tsang TK, Plotnick BH: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies: A prospective evaluation and review of the literature. JPEN 10: 155-159, 1986.

    6. Tsang TK, Blei AT, O’Reilly D, Decker R: Clinical Significance of concurrent hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody positivity. Dig Dis Sci 31: 620-624, 1986.

    7. Tsang TK, Hidvegi D, Horth K, Ostrow JD: Reliability of balloon-mesh cytology in detecting esophageal carcinoma in a population of US veterans. Cancer 59: 556-559, 1987.

    8. Ghahremani GG, Tsang TK, Vakil N: Complications of endoscopic gastrostomy: Pneumoperitoneum and volvulus of the colon. Gastrointest Radiol 12: 1172-1174, 1987.

    9. Tsang TK, Crampton AR, Bernstein JR, Ramos SR, Wieland JM: Percutaneousendoscopic biliary stent placement: A preliminary report. Ann Intern Med 110: 389-392, 1987.

    10. Joseph AE, Crampton AR, Agha FP, Tsang TK: Impacted foreign bodies in the duodenum. Am J Gastro 82: 1074-1077, 1987.

    11. Kies MS, Rosen ST, Tsang TK, Shetty R, Schneider PA, Shields TW:Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in primary management of squamous Esophageal cancer. Cancer 60: 2156-2180, 1987.

    12. Tsang TK, Crampton AR, Meiselman MS, Desai TK, Bernstein JR: Percutaneousendoscopic biliary stent (PEBS) placement for Billroth II and Total gastrectomy with Rouxen-Y enterostomy. Gastrointest Endosc 34: 45-47, 1988.

    13. Desai TK, Tsang TK: Aminoglycoside nephrotoxicity in obstructive jaundice. Amer J Med 85: 47-50, 1988.

    14. Agha AF, Ghahremani GG, Tsang TK, Victor TA: Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the duodenum: Its radiologic pathology and clinical significance. Amer J Radiol 150: 291-294, 1988.

    15. Tsang TK, Eaton D, Falconio MA: Percutaneous ostomy dilatation: A technique for dilating the closed percutaneous endoscopic gastrotomy sites and reinserting gastrostomies. Gastrointest Endosc 35: 336-337, 1989.

    16. Tsang TK, Levin BL, Morse SR: Teminal ileitis associated with blastocystis hominis infection. Amer J Gastro 84: 798-799, 1989.

    17. Spriegel JR, Saag KG, Tsang TK: Infectious diarrhea secondary to enteromonas hominis. Amer J Gastro 84: 1313-1314, 1989.

    18. Miller D, delCastillo J, Tsang TK: Severe hypokalemia in thyrotoxic periodic paralysis. Am J Emerg Med 7: 584-587, 1989.

    19. Margolis BD, Tsang TK, Kuo D: Persistent diarrhea secondary to candida overgrowth. Amer J Gastro 85: 329-330, 1990.

    20. Tsang TK, Crampton AR, Bernstein JR, Buto SK, Cahan JA: Percutaneous-endoscopic biliary stenting in patients with occluded surgical bypass. Amer J Med 88: 344-348, 1990.

    21. Buto SK, Tsang TK, Sielaff GW, Gutstein LL, Meiselman MS: Bay leafimpaction in the esophagus and hypopharynx: A report of five cases. Ann Intern Med 113: 82-83, 1990.

    22. Buto SK, Tsang TK, Crampton AR, Berlin G: Nonsurgical bypass of malignant duodenal and biliary obstruction. Gastrointest Endosc 36: 518-520, 1990.

    23. Falconio MA, Buto SK, Tsang TK: Percutaneous-endoscopic biliary stent placement: A clinician’s perspective. Gastro Nurs 13: 80-82, 1990.

    24. Tsang TK, Crampton AR, Buto SK (Letter): Combined approach to biliary decompression. Gastrointest Endosc 37: 209-210, 1991.

    25. Tsang TK, Buto SK: Catheter-guided endoscopic intubation: A new technique for intubating difficult esophagi. Gastrointest Endosc 38: 49-51, 1992.

    26. Buto SK, Tsang TK, Crampton AR: Percutaneous-endoscopic biliary stent placement after whipple resection. Gastrointest Endosc 38: 498-501, 1992.

    27. Tsang TK, Sadowitz RH, Buto SK: Colonoscopic relief of small bowel obstruction. Gastrointest Endosc 39: 426-429, 1993.

    28. Scheider DM, Klygis LM, Tsang TK, Caughron MC: Hepatic dysfunction after repeated isoflurane administration. J Clin Gastro 17(2):168-170, 1993.

    29. Klygis LM, Tsang TK: Hepatorenal syndrome in malignant liver disease: A potential role of fresh frozen plasma infusions. J Clin Gastro 18(3): 252, 1994.

    30. Tsang TK, Wu P, Jaggard P, Parker R, Yu DJ: “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”: Foreign body presenting as dysphagia. Am J Gastro 90(5): 837-838,1995.

    31. Eisenman R, Tsang TK, Crampton A, Tiongco F: Combined endoscopic- percutaneous-assisted sphincterotomy in the treatment of choledochodele. Gastrointest Endosc 42(1): 99-100, 1995.

    32. Kynci JA, Chodash HB, Tsang TK: PEG in a patient with ascites and varices. Gastrointest Endosc 42(1): 100-101, 1995.

    33. Tsang TK, Walker R, Yu DJ: endoscopic reduction of gastric volvulus: The alpha-loop maneuver. Gastrointest Endosc 42(3): 244-248, 1995.

    34. Ikuhara M, Tsang TK, Tosiou A, White M, Buto SK, Meyer KC: Intussuception in an Adult with pseudomembranous colitis. J Clin Gastro 21(4): 336-338, 1995.

    35. Chodash HB, Tsang TK, Pollack JM, Eisenman RE, Rege RM, Ostrow JD: The Effect of Temperature on the Stability of Eight Components of Porcine Gallbladder Bile. Dig Dis Sci 42(2): 273-278, 1997.

    36. Chodash HB, Pollack J, Tsang TK: Inhibition of Stent Occlusion by Ampicillin-Sulbactam in an In-Vitro Model. J Lab & Clin Med 130: 643-648, 1997.

    37. Tiongco F, Tsang TK, Pollack J: The Use of Oral GoLYTELY Solution in the Relief of Refractory Fecal Impaction. Dig Dis Sci 42(7): 1454-1457, 1997.

    38. Lay PS, Tsang TK, Caprini J, Gardner A, Pollack J, Norman E: Volvulus of the Small Bowel – An Uncommon Complication After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. J Laparoendosc & Adv Surg Tech 7(1): 59-62, 1997.

    39. Tsang TK, Johnson Y, Pollack J: Use of Single Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in the Management of Gastric Volvulus in Three Patients. Dig Dis Sci 43(12): 2659-2665, 1998.

    40. Shah D, Tsang TK. Bee sting in the throat. Ann Intern Med 129(3): 253, 1998.

    41. Tsang TK, Flais MJ, Hsin G: Duodenal Obstruction Secondary to Bay Leaf Impaction in the Duodenum. Ann Intern Med 130(8): 701, 1998.

    42. Rattner Z, Tsang TK, Sener SF, Meyers KC: Percutaneous Cecostomy as Access for Small Bowel Endoscopy. J Vasc Inter Radiol 9(6): 968-70, 1998.

    43. Tsang TK: Water Chestnut of the Esophagus. Am J Gastro 93(12): 2634-2635, 1998.

    44. Tsang TK, Pollack J, Chodash HB: In Vitro Evaluation of Silicone-Covered Metal Stents. Dig Dis Sci 44(9): 1780-1785, 1999.

    45. Shah D, Tsang TK: Bee-sting dysphagia-In response. Annals Intern Med 130(11): 943, 1999.

    46. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA, Pollack J: Role of Bile Mucin in Bacterial Adherence to Biliary Stent. J of Lab Clin Med 139(1): 28-34, 2002.

    47. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Pollack J, Jack CA: Evaluation of the Role of Bile Flow Patterns in the Process of in vitro Stent Occlusion. Dig Dis Sci 47(12): 2691-2695, 2002.

    48. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Jack CA: Bile Glycoprotein Mucin in Sludge Occluding Biliary Stent. J Lab Clin Med 142:58-65, 2003.

    49. Zhang H, Tang J, Meng X, Tsang J and Tsang T, Inhibition of Bacterial Adherence on the Surface of Stents and Bacterial Growth in Bile by Bismuth Dimercaprol. Dig Dis Sci . 2005; 50(6): 1046-1051

    50. Zhang HJ, Tsang TK, Parsons W, Jack C, Law C, and Goldberg M. Classification of sludge in biliary stent and clinical significance. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (submitted)

    51. Weiss J, Tsang T, Meng X, Zhang H, Kilner E, Wang E, Watkin W: Detection of Hilicobacter pylori gastritis by PCR: Correlation with inflammation scores, immunohitochemistry, and CLOtest. 2008; Am J Clin Pathol 129: 89-96

    52. Meng X, Zhang H, Law J, Tsang R and Tsang TK: Detection of Helicobacter pylori from food sources by a Novel Multiplex PCR Assay. Journal of Food Safety 28: 609-619, 2008.


    Bioethics

    1. Tsang TK: To Live, or Not To Live? – A Biblical Perspective on Active Euthanasia. Chal 34(2): 4-5, 1995.

    2. Tsang TK: To Clone a Human? Christian Perspective. Chal 38(2): 5-9. 1998.

    3. Tsang TK. “Human Cloning-Blessing or Curse”. Chapter Six. 83-90, 1998. Logos Book House.

    4. Tsang TK: Tube Feed or Not Tube Feed: Is Tube Feeding A Medical Treatment? 2001. Master’s thesis, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.

    5. Tsang TK, Tsang R, Tsang C: The Challenge of the New Millennium: Protecting God’s Institution. Chal 41(2): 1-3, 2002.

    6. Tsang TK: To Care or Not to Care (Medicare). Dil and Dial 4(3): 1-2, 2002.

    Television Interviews

    1. “Ulcers.” Dr. Breen. Channel 2 News CBS. WBBM, Chicago. 28 May 2002.

    2. “Money vs. Medicine.” Dr. Breen. Channel 2 News CBS. WBBM, Chicago. 4 June 2002.

    3. “The State of Healthcare.” Dr. Breen. Channel 2 News CBS. WBBM, Chicago. 9 June 2002.

    4 “Art Norman-Chicago.” Art Norman. Channel 5 News. NBC. WMAQ, Chicago. 26 September 2002.

    5 “Doctor Crusade for Colon Cancer” Art Norman. Channel 5 News. NBC. WMAQ, Chicago. 27 Febrary 2006, 11:00AM 11 March 2006.

    6 “Art Norman Colonoscopy” Art Norman Channel 5 News NBC WMAQ, Chicago.15 June, 2007.


    Conference Speaker

    1. “Christian Perspective in Biotechnology” at the Chinese Christian Mid-West Winter Conference. December, 2001.

    2. “The Hippocratic Oath” at the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) retreat, Chicago. July, 2002.

    3. “Christian Perspective in Biotechnology” weekend conference at the North York Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada. July, 20003.

    4. “Advance Directive in tube feeding recovering from Acute Illness and with time” At the Summer Conference, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Highland Park, Illinois. July, 2004.

    5. Host for annual Chinese GI Scientist Club meeting at DDW, Chicago. May, 2005

    6. “Living in a Cutting Edge” Weekend Conference at the Twin City Chinese Christian Church, Lauderdale, MN 55113 11/4,5/2006.

    7. Co-host annual Chinese GI Scientist Club meeting at DDW, Washington DC May, 2007.

    8. “The Perspective of A Christian Physician” Northwestern University Christian Medical Student Association Retreat, Chicago. October 19-20, 2007.

    9. “Christian Work Ethics” Chicago Chinese Christian Conference 2007. 12/25/07- 12/29/07.

    10. Co-host annual Chinese GI Scientist Club meeting at DDW, Chicago, Illinois May, 2009.

    11. Visiting professor addressing the topic: “ Biotechnology, Modern Medicine and Human Dignity.” At Zhongshan City People Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhongshan, China. July 24, 2009.

Additional Information

  • PATENT

    Tat-Kin Tsang, Xiangwen Meng, Hongjun Zhang: Methods and Compositions to Detect Bacteria Using Multiplex PCR: US 7,381,547 B2

    Tat-Kin Tsang, Xiangwen Meng, Hongjun Zhang: Multiplex PCR for Detection of tcdA, tcdB, tcdC, tcdD and edu2 genes from Clostridium difficile genomic DNA.
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