Dr. Un Kang, MD

Dr. Un Kang, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kang is a physician scientist who just returned to the Department of Neurology as H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and chief of the Division of Movement Disorders in 2013. Dr. Kang completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins University and his neurology residency and fellowship in movement disorders here at Columbia, under the mentorship of his legendary predecessor, Dr. Stanley Fahn. Following his clinical education, Dr. Kang obtained his basic science training in catecholamine molecular biology and gene therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD), before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, where he served as professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center until 2013. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations, Dr. Kang's research focuses on the elucidation of mechanisms of long term plasticity of basal ganglia in PD that manifest as either in detrimental ways or beneficial ways. His laboratory also studies mechanisms underlying degeneration in PD, including the role of genes involved in familial forms of PD. He is striving to translate some of his research findings to patient-based studies such as biomarker studies in PD to diagnose and stratify the patients better and aid in therapy development. He directs the Division of Movement Disorders in a team effort to understand the disorders better through both basic and translational research and also to provide the best possible clincal care of patients with movement disorders. The division founded by Dr. Fahn has contributed to the development of the field of movenent disorders in a major way and to education of leaders who continue to make contributions all over the world and Dr. Kang will carry on with the tradition. Dr. Kang is a specialist in movement disorders and provides clinical services for diagnosis, management and consultation for patients with Parkinson's disease, parkinsonian disorders (including multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal syndrome), tremors, chorea (including Huntington's disease), dystonia (including blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, writer's cramp), tics, tardive dyskinesias, and other abnormal involuntary movements.

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Essential Tremor
more than 70% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kang accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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