Dr. Lana Kang, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female

Dr. Lana Kang, MD
Dr. Lana Kang, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Kang is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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    Patient Comments (2)
    in 130 Northern Parkway Riverhead New York |
    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. Her demeanor and kind ways make her a very special doctor. I would never use another Dr for hand surgery but Dr. Kang. Her office staff is kind amazing and extremely courteous.
    in Callicoon, NY |
    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 needs professionally and kindly. Absolutely tops!
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    Dr. Kang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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
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    • 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

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arthritis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • 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 Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      Brown University Medical School

      Completed in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      Brown University Medical School

      Completed in 2003

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Brown University Medical School

      Completed in 2004

      Hospital For Special Surgery

      Completed in 2005

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Korean

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    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • 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 Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement