Oliver Y. Tang, MD

  • PGY-2 Resident

Oliver Y. Tang, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July 2023 after earning his MD degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to medical school, he graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2019 with a BS in Neuroscience with Honors, studied in the selective Program in Liberal Medical Education, and was one of four students in his undergraduate class to receive the Harvey A. Baker Fellowship.

Dr. Tang’s clinical and academic interests include translational neuro-oncology, image-guided neurosurgery, health policy and social determinants of health, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in clinical medicine, medical education and global neurosurgery. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications in these fields. He has also received funding from the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to study topics including CAR T therapy for glioblastoma and traumatic brain injury outcomes in Rwanda. During medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and was also recognized with the Stanley Aronson Prize for excellence in the clinical neurosciences.

Dr. Tang was born in New York, N.Y., but spent most of his childhood in New Jersey. Outside of neurosurgery, he enjoys swimming, musical theater, movie going, mystery and science fiction, video and board games, and spending time with family and friends.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neuro-oncology; image-guided neurosurgery; pediatric neurosurgery; health policy; big data and artificial intelligence; medical education; global neurosurgery.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Society of Neuro-Oncology

Education & Training

  • MD, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2023
  • BS, Program in Liberal Medical Education, Brown University, 2019

Honors & Awards

  • CNS Foundation DEI Abstract Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2022, 2023
  • Neurosurgery “Editor’s Choice” Article, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2021, 2023
  • The Stanley Aronson Prize, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2023
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2022
  • Neurosurgery “Editor’s Choice” Article, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2021
  • Framework in Global Health Program Scholarship, Brown University, 2021
  • Neurosurgery Research and Education Fund Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, Neurosurgery Research and Education Fund, 2020
  • Best Clinical Research Award for Socioeconomic/CSNS Podium Presentation, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2019
  • Best Computational Health Systems Abstract Award at Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center Symposium, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2019
  • Third Place Socioeconomic E-Poster Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2019
  • Harvey A. Baker Fellowship, Brown University, 2019
  • The Milton Hamolsky Prize, Brown University, 2019