Gale L. Tang M.D., F.A.C.S.

Gale L. Tang M.D., F.A.C.S.

Specialties and Expertise

Vascular Surgery


Regional Vascular Center


English, Mandarin Chinese


Primary Location

General & Surgical Specialists Clinic - Valley Medical Center

4033 Talbot Rd S Ste. 530
Renton, WA 98055
Phone: 425.228.6076|Map It 


Dr. Tang is a vascular surgeon at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She practices general vascular surgery, with a special interest in endovascular management of aortic disease and critical limb ischemia.

She conducts basic science research on the genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling collateralization in response to ischemia. Dr. Tang earned her bachelor's degree and M.D. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her general surgery residency at University of California at San Franciscio and her vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University.

She has been a member of the University of Washington Vascular Surgery Division, with her clinical practice at the VA Puget Sound since completing her fellowship. Dr. Tang is board certified in both general and vascular surgery. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in shared decision-making and fully involving patients in their own care.

Personal Interests

Reading, gardening and birding.

Clinical Interests

Endovascular therapy for thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, open and nonoperative management of critical limb ischemia, arterial imaging and dialysis access.

Teaching Interests

Teaching students, residents and fellows about perioperative and operative management of patients with peripheral vascular disease.

Scope of Care

Evaluation and management of patients with peripheral vascular disease and preoperative, operative and postoperative management of patients with peripheral vascular disease.

Research Interests

Collateral artery development in response to ischemia, angiogenesis, arteriogenesis and arterial imaging in small animal models.


Univ. of Michigan SOMMedical education1998
Northwestern University Medical SchoolFellowshipVascular Surgery
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Surg.)Residency


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery2009
American Board of SurgeryGeneral Surgery2006
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