Dr. Richard Kang, MD

Dr. Richard Kang, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Richard Kang, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Lyndhurst, NJ. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. 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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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 "Richard Kang, MD is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist who maintains Double Board Certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is the co-founder of Metropolitan Pain Consultants. Dr. Richard Kang 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. His training in Anesthesiology occurred in Baltimore, Maryland at the University of Maryland where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the distinguished Robert D. Dripps, MD Memorial Award, for outstanding graduate resident in Anesthesiology. Dr. Richard Kang's medical career began in New York City where he graduated from the renowned Regis High School with Honors. He then proceeded upstate to Binghamton University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the American University of Caribbean. Dr. Richard Kang's areas of clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal in origin, neuropathic pain and cancer pain. Along with utilizing a full complement of pharmacological treatments, Dr. Richard Kang also performs a variety of interventional procedures such as endoscopic laser spine surgery, epidural steroid injections, facet, sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency lesioning, sympathetic blocks,peripheral nerve blocks and fully implantable therapies. In order to keep abreast of the latest treatment modalities in pain management, Dr. Richard Kang maintains an active membership in the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Medical Society of New Jersey, Hudson County Medical Society and the Interventional Spine Intervention Society. Dr. Richard Kang comes highly recommended by his peers and associates for his technical skills in interventional procedures, as well as his outstanding work ethic, clinical judgment and gentle nature with patients."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kang "Our mission at Metropolitan Pain Consultants is to dispel these myths and reduce or eliminate your pain. Our goal is to restore your ability to live and work as you desire. We strive to provide each patient with state of the art care in a compassionate and professional environment. At Metropolitan Pain Consultants, every patient is treated as an individual with a unique set of problems requiring a tailored therapeutic approach."


  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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
based on 25 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Kang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (9)
in Clifton, NJ |
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 him for any pain issues.
in Nutley, NJ |
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.
in Montclair, NJ 07042 |
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 blessing that I had received.
in Ridgefield park nj |
I have seen many pain management drs over the years. He is the best I have had. Caring, takes his time with you, explains, great bedside manner, and will give you an honest opinion. I am complicated and he has gone out of his way to be sure all my needs are met. He also takes time to answer portal questions and speak with you by phone. He is very knowledgeable and it shows when you speak with him. Focus is on patient and not just the part he is dealing with. Have recommended him already
in Myrtle Beach SC |
The best doctor every help me with back n neck Very caring he listen to everything you say!!! Great staff very nice n helpful...??
White Plains, NY |
I have seen Dr. Kang on several occasions for back and shoulder pain and he is always willing to invest the time to listen, share and treat you.
in Kearny, NJ |
I found Dr. Kang through his blog at njmetropain.com. I was interested in learning more about platelet-rich plasma and stem cells. Thankfully, their staff were able to help me.
I have been a patient of Dr. Kang's since February of 2013. Soon to be 4 years of having the most amazing care under Dr. Kang and his friendly staff. What makes him different from other doctors is that he stays on top of new and changing treatments. Dr. Kang never waivers in trying new treatments to bring relief to his patient's everyday lives. Only people living with disabilities or chronic pain can understand just how important that is. He is not a doctor that gives up on his patients.
in Clifton, NJ |
Dr. Kang is a kind, gentle, caring person. He listens to you, discusses options in detail and helps you make the right decision. His follow up is excellent. He even calls you at home t see how you are. Unbelievable for today!!!! He's great.
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Dr. Kang accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Oxford Health Plans

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