Dr Ching-tang TSIANG, AM
Foundation President 1974/75
Born in China, Dr Tsiang came to Australia in 1948. He graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1956. He was part of a small group of Melbourne residents who in 1972 laid the groundwork for the formation of CPBA. He became Inaugural President of CPBA in 1974 and served on a number of committees and assisted in Chinatown Project Stage I.
He has contributed a great deal to the Australian medical profession. He was Foundation President of the Chinese Australian Medical Association; Councillor of the Victorian Branch of the AMA; one of the three founders and later Federal President of the Australian Medical Acupuncture Society (AMAS); and a founding member and First Vice-President of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies.
He was responsible for the affiliation of AMAS with AMA, and was the Australian Government’s representative on a WHO body. In 1994, Dr Tsiang was honoured as a Fellow of the AMA. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993.
Sadly, Dr Tsiang passed away in December 2008. He will be remembered for his contributions to the CPBA, the medical profession and his good work in promoting multiculturalism in Australia.