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

Contact Information

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 "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."

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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