Brown University Alpert Medical School | Rhode Island Hospital

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Jin Bo Tang, MD, PhD


Adjunct Professor of Plastic Surgery


Hand Surgery


Address: 235 Plain Street

Providence, RI 02903


Appointment: 401-444-2701



Training: MD/PhD, Nantong University, China ('85)



Clinic Interests:


- Complex hand surgery


- Flexor tendon repair


- Distal radius fractures


- Peripheral nerve repair


- Compression neuropathy



Research Interests:


- Tendon repair


- Biomechanics


- Gene therapy





Dr. Tang holds an adjunct faculty appointment of Professor of Surgery at Brown University, and currently spends part of his time in Rhode Island to practice, while he serves as the chair of the Department of Hand Surgery at Nantong University, China. Dr. Tang is an internationally renowned hand surgeon. He currently serves as an associate editor of Journal of Hand Surgery (American), an editor of Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European), chair of the tendon injury committee of International Federation for Societies of Surgery of the Hand, and a member of advisory committee, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for the hand of the WHO. He has participated in 250 invited lectures or presentations worldwide, and authored 130 peer-reviewed English publications, 20 book chapters, and edited 4 books. He is an awardee of Emanuel B. Kaplan Award (ASSH) and Organogenesis Award for excellence of translational research (WHS), among other awards internationally.

*Brown University Alpert Medical School Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery