Dr. Richard Kang, MD

Dr. Richard Kang, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Richard Kang, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Lyndhurst, NJ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.Read his story

256 Stuyvesant Ave

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
more than 78% of peers
more than 71% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Kang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kang "Dr. Richard Kang, obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Kang holds a Double Board Certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology; completed an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons where he also held appointments as Graduate Clinical Educator. Trained in Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the distinguished Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award, for outstanding graduate resident in Anesthesiology. Dr. Kang comes highly recommended by his peers , associates, and patients for his technical skills in interventional procedures, as well as his outstanding work ethic, clinical judgment and gentle nature with his patients. Dr. Kang has received numerous awards, in 2014, Dr. Kang received the Top 10 Doctor award in the New Jersey metro area.The top 10 Doctors are determined based on the patients who visit Vitals to find a new doctor and share their experiences by giving them ratings and reviews. Vitals differentiate the top 10 doctors within a certain specialty by geographic area who have consistently given top ratings by their patients. In the past, Dr. Kang was awarded the Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award from 2008-2016 . The Patients' Choice Award, a 5 Year Honoree is a recognition only given to doctors whose ratings have reflected and exceeded excellence in caring for patients for five years in a row. Out of all doctors in the United States , only 1% are awarded this honor by their patients. In addition, Dr. Kang also received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition award from 2010-2016. This certification is granted only to physicians with the utmost kindness. This honor is given to physician's by determining overall bedside manner scores. In 2014, Dr. Kang received the Vitals 2014 On-Time Doctor. The "On-Time" Doctor Award is given to selected doctors in recognition of their effective time management, so that patients are seen promptly and not kept waiting. Dr. Kang takes pride in being responsive to the needs of his patients, including making their wait time as short as possible. Dr. Kang has also received the Healthgrades Honor Roll recognition award. Dr. Richard Kang's areas of clinical expertise include non-Surgical Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine, treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal in origin, providing Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics. Dr. Kang focuses on a variety of interventional procedures such as minimally invasive spine procedures, epidural steroid injections, facet nerve blocks, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, peripheral nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation along with a full complement of Musculoskeletal regenerative medicine procedures with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy with Bone Marrow Concentrate. In order to keep abreast of the latest treatment modalities in pain management, Dr. Kang maintains an active membership in the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Spine Intervention Society, Interventional Orthopedic Foundation, A4M – American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine along with attending continuing education courses in the fields of Regenerative, Orthopedic, Spine, Sports, Functional, Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Kang co-founded Core Medical and Wellness with the vision to celebrate and embolden humanity through mind, body and spirit by providing education, innovation and self-awareness in the communities of Lyndhurst, Aberdeen, Newark, and West Orange, New Jersey."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kang "Our mission is to provide education, innovation and self-awareness to our community to discover their own metamorphosis. You can see how dedicated we are by the range of services we offer and our kind, caring and committed staff."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

64  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Binghamton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kang to family and friends
28 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

If every doctor cared as Dr. Kang does I know there would be far fewer of us in need of help. You know when you describe your situation and you can tell the doctor didn’t really pay attention to the details? Dr. Kang pays attention to the details. He goes outside of what’s required to help...more
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I'm a happy patient of Dr. Kangs for 5 yrs. After struggling w/ cervical herniated discs in my 40s, he brought me relief I didn't get from anything else, even meds. Now in my 50s w/ lumbar stenosis and herniated discs, he's again been a savior to me. I brought my dad, who is in his 70s, to Dr....more
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Dr. Kang is one amazing doctor. He relieved me of my pain in my neck with epidural injections. He is also very kind and warm when speaking with you and gives you all the time you require when seeing him. I never felt rushed by him, or brushed off. He is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend seeing...more
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Dr. Kang is the best pain management doctor I've seen, he explains everything to you with patience and in plain English, he has the best bedside manner ever, if you go to his office you will see many rewards on the wall . I would recommend him every day all day.
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Dr Kang is one of the most outstanding doctors that I've ever been to. His expertise in pain management is superior. As a chronic intractable pain patient he has helped me manage my pain and educated me so that I fully understand my condition. When I was referred to him little did I realize the...more
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