Jennifer Clara Tang

MD, FRCPC, MHSc (Bioethics), ARCT

Jennifer Clara Tang

Hamilton, Ontario
Emergency medicine

Area 5, Division B
(ONTARIO)

Key skills and experience

Governance
Medico-legal
Physician wellness

Dr. Jennifer Clara Tang is an emergency physician in Hamilton and a medical educator (assistant clinical professor, McMaster University) in her first 10 years of practice. As an Inquest and Investigating Coroner she has extensive experience working with the justice system and various levels of government.

Dr. Tang is active in health advocacy and has experienced and understands the medico-legal challenges faced by the profession. She brings a unique expertise in bioethics (Masters of Health Sciences (Bioethics)) and a legal lens from her work with Inquests.

Dr. Tang has substantial involvement in policy-making and governance in both the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Ontario Medical Association. Having served on the CMA Ethics Committee, she has been involved in creating CMA policy on topics including the revised modern CMA Code of Ethics.

The CMPA Nominating Committee values Dr. Tang’s governance and healthcare system experience, as well as her skills, experience, and diverse perspective that are valuable in fostering the long-term success of the Association.

Relevant experience

Practice Appointments

Office of the Chief Coroner: Ontario

Presiding Inquest Coroner
2017-
Investigative Coroner
2015-

Hamilton Health Sciences

Active Staff (Emergency Medicine)
2017-

Region of Peel-Vaccination Clinics

Vaccinator
2021-2021

City of Hamilton - Community Vaccinator at the Mass Vaccination Clinics

Vaccinator
2021-2021

Hamilton Homebound Vaccination Program (Partnered with Hamilton Paramedics)

Vaccinator
2021-2021

Professional Appointments

Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario

Telemedicine in Death Investigation - Working Group Member
2021-2022

McMaster University Medical School

Student Advisor
2019-2022
Longitudinal Facilitator of Professional Competencies for Medical Students
2016-2021

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Fellow
2015-2019

McMaster University

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

Hamilton Health Sciences

Member, Clinical Bioethics Committee
2015-2017

Canadian Medical Association

Bioethics Committee, Ontario Delegate
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 Lead, Working Group on Distributed Medical Education
2011-2012
Board of Directors, Secretary
2011-2012
Queen's University Site Chair
2010-2011

CMPA Appointments


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