Dr. Richard Kang, MD

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Dr. Richard Kang, MD
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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Dr. Kang's Care Philosophy

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.

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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (4)
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.
in HACKENSACK, N.J. |
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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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.

Dr. Kang's Care Philosophy

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.

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 Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic 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 Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Raritan Bay Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Maryland Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Binghamton University

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • 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