Dr. Lana Kang, MD

Dr. Lana Kang, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Lana Kang, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

530 E 72nd St

New York, NY 10021

Contact Information

(212) 774-2027

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Kang

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kang performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Kang's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


Read Less

21  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Brown University Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Brown University Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Brown University Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • OREF Resident Research Grant Recipient, 2002
  • inSCOPE Orthopaedic Fellowship, 2005
  • Brown University Heffenreffer Research Award, 2004
  • NCAA Division I All-American, 1991,1993
  • Stanford University Research Grant, 1992
Media & Publications
  • Manuel J. Patient compliance in wrong site surgery., 2003
  • "Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair:, 2005
  • Early outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: A matched comparison with mini-open repair., 2007
  • Patients’ preoperative expectations predict the outcome of rotator cuff repair., 2007
  • In vivo motion of the scaphotrapezio-trapezoid (STT) joint., 2004
  • Chronic plasma cell osteomyelitis of the humerus associated with Shigella and Flavobacterium., 2001
  • Fractures of the Femoral Shaft in Women’s College Lacrosse: A Report of Seven Cases and Review of the Literature., 2005
  • Tashjian R, Henn R, Kang L, Green A. The effect of comorbidity on self-assessed function in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear., 2004
  • Rupture of the Index Radial Collateral Ligament: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment., 2007
  • Effect of medical comorbidity on self-assessed pain, function, and general health status after rotator cuff repair., 2006
  • "Operative Treatment of Colles Fractures" in The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment,, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kang does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kang and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kang to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

DR Lana Kang is an amazing surgeon who listens to the complaints of her patients. She is the best skilled surgeon that I have ever met. I broke my wrist in a bike accident 4 years ago and Dr. Kang performed two surgeries and both were a great success. I am able to do more of the activities I love....more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
I had broken my elbow and she did the surgery to put me back together. I had complications as my bones were osteopenic. She determined the necessary hardware I needed and completed the surgery. Today, I have full use of my arm. Dr. Kang, the HSS nurses and pain management doctors dealt with my...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Kang?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery