Dr. Patrick Tang, MD, PhD, FRCPC, is the Division Chief of Microbiology at Sidra Medicine and an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College. In addition to his clinical role as a consultant medical microbiologist, Dr. Tang is responsible for the development and implementation of new molecular and genomics-based tests for infectious diseases at Sidra. Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Tang was a Clinician-Scientist leader at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has taken on many roles (from the bedside to the laboratory bench to epidemiology) in past global outbreaks including the SARS outbreak and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Dr. Tang’s clinical and research interests are in the application of genomics and metagenomics to infectious diseases and public health as well as the development of novel molecular diagnostics.