Thomas Jiang, MD, chose a career in medicine because he wanted to have an impact on people’s lives in a positive, meaningful way. Not only did he hope to help the sick get well, he wanted to be able to provide the tools and information his patients would need to learn how to live healthier lives. Dr. Jiang specializes in pulmonary/critical care because he considers it the perfect nexus point in medicine, one where he can see a spectrum of patients from the healthy to the critically ill, as both inpatients and outpatients.
Although born in Beijing, China and fluent in Mandarin, Dr. Jiang grew up in the United States. He received his medical education from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and his residency and fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Jiang enjoys being an advocate for his patients. He believes good medicine is a partnership, combining a physician’s knowledge and experience with a patient’s personal views and goals in life. He especially enjoys working with his patients to help identify his or her goals and determine how best to attain them. His reward comes when he can see firsthand how a patient has become fully engaged in their own personal well-being, transforming from a passive to an active participant in their health care.
When not at work, Dr. Jiang can usually be found spending time with his very active young son or, exhausted from their play, sleeping. He fondly remembers life before kids, when he could spend hours reading science fiction books, engaging in sports such as tennis and ice skating and playing the piano.
*As a specialist, Dr. Jiang may not be selected as a primary care physician.