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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

© Copyright 2014 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Ignatius Yun-Sang Tang, M.D., PharmD

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine                                                                                        

Administrative Positions: Director, AST/ASN Renal Transplant Fellowship Program

Division: Nephrology

Location: 820 S. Wood St., W417 CSN (MC 793), Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)413-5732 (Office) Fax: (312)996-7378



PharmD, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1986)

Resident/Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (1986-1988)

MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL (1999)

Resident, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1999-2002)

Fellow, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2002-2006)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

  1. Antibody-mediated syndromes such as antibody-mediated rejection, accommodation, transplant glomerulopathy
  2. BK viral kinetics and immunosuppression

Selected Publications

  1. Murray PT, Reddy BV, Grossman EJ, Hammes MS, Trevino S, Ferrell J, Tang I, Hursting MJ, Shamp PA-C and Swan SK. A prospective comparison of three argatroban treatment regimens during hemodialysis in end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 66: 2446-53, 2004.
  2. Tang IY, Cox DS, Patel K, Reddy BV, Nahlik L, Trevino S and Murray PT. Argatroban and renal replacement therapy in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Ann. Pharmacother. 39:231-236, 2005.
  3. Ding JW, Zhou T, Ma L,Yin D, Shen J, Ding CPY, Tang IY, Byrne GW and Chong AS. Expression of complement regulatory proteins in accommodated xenografts induced by anti-α -Gal IgG1 in a rat-to-mouse model. Am. J. Transplant. 8: 32-40, 2008.
  4. Bergstralh EJ, Monico CG, Lieske JC, Herges RM, Langman CB, Hoppe B and Milliner DS. Transplantation outcomes in primary hyperoxaluria.  Am. J. Transplant. 10: 2493-2501, 2010.
  5. Isakova T, Anderson CA, Leonard MB,  Xie D, Gutiérrez OM, Rosen LK, Theurer J, Bellovich K, Steigerwalt SP, Tang I, Anderson AH, Townsend RR, He J, Feldman HI and Wolf M. Diuretics, Calciuria and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant . 26(4): 1252-1257, 2011.
  6. Aggarwal N, Porter AC, Tang IYS, Becker BN and Akkina SK. Creatinine-based estimations of kidney function are unreliable in obese kidney donors. J. Transplant. 2012:872894, 2012.