Dr. Ming Tat Cheung has been a clinical cardiologist for over 30 years. His past professional involvements include: Council member of the Ontario Medical Association; President of the Clinical Society and Chief of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Humber Memorial Hospital; and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Cheung has been heavily involved in community volunteer work for over 30 years. He led the community to build the largest Chinese Cultural Centre in North America. He has been the Chairman and President of the Centre since its inception in 1989. He was the founding president of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ont.). He was the president of Canadian Multicultural Council – Asians in Ontario.
Dr. Cheung chaired the Community Coalition Concerned about SARS, a coalition of over 60 community groups joined together to assist victims, fight stigmatization and discrimination and raise funds for SARS research during the SARS outbreak of 2003. He organized and chaired numerous fundraising functions including Asian Tsunamis and South Asian earthquakes in 2005; Sichuan’s Wenchuan Earthquake Relief in 2008; Taiwan Flood in 2009; Haiti Earthquake, China Gansu mud slide and Pakistan Flood relief efforts in 2010; and Japanese Tsunami relief in 2011. Dr. Cheung has been appointed the chair of the Panda Acquisition Task Force of the Toronto Zoo. He successfully helped to secure a pair of Giant Pandas to be loaned to the Toronto Zoo and Calgary Zoo from China. The transferring of the giant pandas is an indication of continuous everlasting friendship between the two countries. He has been a member of the AGO Board of Trustees for four years.