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Kathleen Tong, M.D. View profile as PDF

Kathleen  Tong

Philosophy of Care

I believe in a multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic diseases and empowering patients through education abut their condition.

My primary goals are to ensure that my patients have the best possible quality of life and survival by providing access to all appropriate therapies for their heart failure and to help them understand their condition so that they become members of the care team.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Tong's clinical interests rest in the management of heart failure patients, an expanding population in the United States.

Research over the last two decades has brought the medical community many effective pharmaceutical and surgical treatments for heart failure, and patients currently have a better chance at having a meaningful quality of life than ever before. 


Research/Academic Interests

I am currently involved in a research project that evaluates the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary strategy in the transition of care of heart failure patients from the inpatient to the outpatient setting.

I have additional training in advanced heart failure therapies such as heart transplantation and mechanical assist devices so that I can help patients who are at the end stages of their disease navigate all possible treatment options.

Title:

Associate Professor
Director of Heart Failure Program
Director of the Preventative Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Progam

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Department:

Division:

Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:

Address/Phone:

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Cardiology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-800--282-3284

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 916-916--734-5678

Education:

M.D., Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2003
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1998

Internships:

Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago IL 2002-2003

Residency:

Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2006

Fellowships:

Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2006-2009
Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco CA 2009-2010

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine,

Professional Memberships:

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Select Honors and Awards:

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Residency, UC Davis Medical Center, 2006

Select Recent Publications:

Wettersten N, Wilson M, Tong K, Lopez J. Enhanced Prediction of Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Risk With Four Readily-Available Clinical Variables. Circulation. 2014;130: A17063 .

Tong K, Myers S, Poole P, Nguyen J, Griffin E, Levich B. A Multidisciplinary Approach at the Primary Care Level Improves Heart Failure Care. J of Cardiac Failure. 2013;19:8, S42–S43.

Tong, KL, Ports T, McGlothlin D, Brown, C, De Marco T.  Alcohol Septal Ablation To Treat Heart Failure Due to Dynamic Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in a Patient With Glycogen Storage Disease Related to the PRKAG2 Gene Mutation.  J of Cardiac Failure. 2010;16(8) S110.  

 

Tong K, Hoppe B, Amsterdam A, Yang Y, Srivatsa U. Stroke Risk in Patients with  Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy from the ADVANCENT Heart Failure Registry: Not Related to Atrial Fibrillation in Those Older Than 75 Years. J of Cardiac Failure. 2009;15(6).

Tong KL, McGlothlin D, Leard L, Golden J, DeMarco T, Hoopes CH. Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.  Presented at the annual International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting in Chicago on April 23, 2010.   

To see if Kathleen Tong is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).