Peter H. Tang, MD, PhD

Peter H. Tang, MD, PhD

VitreoRetinal Surgery - Woodbury
7115 Tamarack Road
Suite 100
Woodbury, MN 55125
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VitreoRetinal Surgery - Edina
7760 France Avenue South
Suite 310
Edina, MN 55435
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VitreoRetinal Surgery - Minneapolis
720 East 24th Street
Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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VitreoRetinal Surgery - St. Paul
2550 University Avenue West
Suite 135N
St. Paul, MN 55114
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VitreoRetinal Surgery - Blaine
11091 Ulysses Street NE
Suite 200
Blaine, MN 55434
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VitreoRetinal Surgery - Duluth
4815 West Arrowhead Road
Suite 210
Hermantown, MN 55811
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(800) 877-2500 office

Education and Training

Retinal fellowship
Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Ophthalmology residency
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Medical school
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA, USA


Born in Changsha, China, Dr. Tang immigrated with his family to Los Angeles, California at a young age and grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience. It was during college when he worked in a laboratory at the Scheie Eye Institute at Penn that his passion for Ophthalmology was sparked. Afterwards, Dr. Tang attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where he was enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program and simultaneously obtained both Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. His dissertation research evaluated the role of vitamin A metabolism in genetic diseases of the retina for which he was awarded numerous grants from the National
Institutes of Health and the Research to Prevent Blindness foundation.

During his time in medical school, Dr. Tang was honored as a Presidential Scholar, received the Dean’s Scholarship, and graduated with a Ph.D. with Distinction. This was followed by a one year internship at the Hennepin County Medical Center and then Ophthalmology residency training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. As a resident, Dr. Tang received the Resident Research Award from the Department of Ophthalmology, a research fellowship from the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation, and consecutive Resident Teaching Awards from the medical school for each year of his residency. He then returned to California to complete a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the Byers Eye Institute at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto.

Dr. Tang joined VitreoRetinal Surgery in 2019. He is fully board-certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, Dr. Tang is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also an editor and reviewer for numerous ophthalmic medical journals and publications. Dr. Tang lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and their adorable dog and cat. He is a tech and car enthusiast, and his hobbies include video production, photography, running, cooking, and traveling.