Jennifer Clara Tang

Jennifer Clara Tang*

MD, FRCPC, MHSc (Bioethics), ARCT

Hamilton, Ontario
Emergency medicine

Area 5, Division B
(ONTARIO)

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Candidate statement

My name is Jennifer Clara Tang, and I am an emergency physician, medical educator, investigating Coroner and presiding officer for Inquests in the province of Ontario. I am privileged to work at Hamilton Health Sciences, serve the greater community of Hamilton, Brantford and Six Nations, and teach residents and medical students at McMaster University. I identify as a woman of colour, an early career physician in her first 10 years of practice, a mother of a young toddler and a wife of a family and palliative care physician. I was elected to CMPA Council in 2019 and am seeking your support to continue my work: to protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care in Canada.

During my tenure as Councillor, I served on the Case Review Committee and the Extent of Assistance Committee. I brought my experience as a frontline colleague to every meeting, because as an emergency physician and Coroner, I have walked in your shoes. I know what it is like to make difficult clinical decisions, work unsociable hours, face a busy waiting room, do home visits, return to work after parental leave, wrangle a sick toddler during a teleconference and interact with different provincial organizations. During this pandemic where misinformation has been proven to be deadly, I promote and support physicians as health advocates. I am active on social media, and as such, I understand the challenges and pitfalls our members face. I am conscious that the CMPA must be agile and responsive to emerging issues like virtual care. I believe that our organizations can change to reflect our realities. For example, last year, a colleague and I successfully lobbied the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to introduce parental leave fee registration fee reductions.

The CMPA needs governance and experience that reflects its membership. I believe I will continue to bring much needed diversity and modern perspective to Council. The last two years of pandemic have taken a toll on the profession. As a frontline emergency physician and vaccinator who has been active in health advocacy, I have experienced and understand the medicolegal challenges faced by the profession. I have unique expertise in bioethics (Masters of Health Sciences (Bioethics)) and a legal lens from my work with Coroner's Inquests. If re-elected onto Council, I commit to bringing my skills and experience to ensure responsible governance of the CMPA.

Relevant skills and experience

Practice Appointments

Hamilton Health Sciences

Active staff (Emergency Medicine)
2017-
Term Staff (Emergency Medicine)
2014-2017

Office of the Chief Coroner: Ontario

Presiding Inquest Coroner
2017-
Investigating Coroner
2015-

Hamilton Homebound Vaccination Program (Partnered with Hamilton Paramedics)

Vaccinator
2021-2021

City of Hamilton - Community Vaccinator at the Mass Vaccination Clinics

Vaccinator
2021-2021

Region of Peel-Vaccination Clinics

Vaccinator
2021-2021

Professional Appointments

McMaster University Medical School

Student Advisor
2019-
Longitudinal Facilitator of Professional Competencies for medical students
2016-2021

Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario

Telemedicine in Death Investigation - Working Group Member
2021-2022

McMaster University

Assistant Clinical Professor (Division of Emergency Medicine)
2016-2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Fellow
2015-2019

Canadian Medical Association

Bioethics Committee, Ontario delegate
2015-2017

Hamilton Health Sciences

Member, Clinical Bioethics Committee
2015-2017

City of Hamilton

Member, Homelessness Funding Implementation Group
2014-2016

Ontario Medical Association

Delegate to Council, Section of Interns and Residents
2010-2014

Queen's University, Department of Emergency Medicine

Chief Resident
2012-2013

Professional Association of Residents of Ontario

Board of Directors, Secretary
2011-2012
Board lead, Working Group on Distributed Medical Education
2011-2012
Queen's University Site Chair
2010-2011

CMPA Appointments

Culture Sub-committee
2020-
Case Review Committee
2019-
Extent of Assistance Committee
2019-
Council
2019-



Election contact information

Email: [email protected]

* Proposed by the CMPA Nominating Committee