Ming Tao Jiang, MD, PhD grew up in Shandong, China, the native place of the legendary Sun Liang, the Lord of Ginseng Digger . Dr. Jiang received his medical education in Shandong Medical University in China between 1979~1988 and later obtained his PhD in medical research (Physiology) in Ontario, Canada.
Before turning himself into a ginseng farmer in 2010, Dr. Jiang had been a medical scientist/professor in heart diseases for over 20 years. He have conducted research and teaching at several leading Canadian or American institutions including University of Toronto, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has published over 20 research papers (1), been cited over 500 times for his pioneering work on the understanding of heart function in aging, ischemic attacks and failure etc. In 2006, his conceptual-breakthrough work on heart protection via mitochondrial messengers was characterized as an important milestone by an editorial from the American Journal of Physiology(2).
Dr. Jiang has been a resident of Wisconsin since 1996 with his family. In 2009, his family moved to Wausau, Marathon County in Wisconsin where his wife Dr. Lu practices medicine as a Spine Specialist serving the local ginseng farmers and other residents.
Living around the ginseng gardens in Marathon County helped him better appreciate the medicinal benefits of Wisconsin Ginseng, the treasured plants in traditional Chinese medicine. After six years of hard work and learning, he has successfully turned into a professional ginseng farmer and produced some of the best ginseng around in terms of flavor, taste, shape and sizes. We invite you to try Dr. Jiang’s hard work and be part of his remarkable personal journey in his quest for self fulfillment and wellness for all.
Dr. Jiang and Marathon Ginseng International are committed to promoting education about the medical benefits of Wisconsin Ginseng and advancing original scientific research about its pharmaceutical properties.
For his achievements and unique personal experience from academics to farming, Dr. Jiang has been featured by China’s PBS CCTV in a documentary series “Ginseng, The legends” as well as other Chinese language media in the US and China. He has been active in volunteering in the local communities. He currently serves as the volunteer managing editor of Milwaukee Chinese Times which he helped founded in 2007. He is a board member of Project access Inc, a nonprofit organization serving the medical needs of the underprivileged in Milwaukee.
He enjoys fishing, hunting for wild ginseng in Wisconsin’s Northwoods and entertaining friends from afar. You may join him for some special ginseng dinner next time in town.
1. A list of Dr. Jiang’s research publications and citations
2. An editorial about “An Important Milestone” research by Dr. Jiang
3. American and Chinese Press reports about Dr. Jiang
a)Feature story from the Wolrd Journal Weekly (in Chinese 世界周刊特写”
b) Dr. Jiang, founding editor of the first Chinese newspaper in Wisconsin
c) Bye to The Lovely Friends in Milwaukee by Sohu.com reporter Zhang Yi
d) Dr. Jiang and Yi Jianlian Fan Club reported by CCTV