Dr. Richard Kang, obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean. He holds a Double Board Certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology and 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. Dr. Kang 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 empathic nature toward his patients. Dr. Kang has received numerous awards; in 2014, he received the Top 10 Doctor Award in the New Jersey metro area. This award is determined based on the patients who visit Vitals.com to find a new doctor and share their experiences through ratings and reviews. The results are differentiated by the top ten doctors within each geographic area who have consistently received top ratings by their patients. Dr. Kang has also been awarded the Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award from 2008-2016. The Patients’ Choice Award is a recognition only given to doctors whose ratings have reflected and exceeded excellence in caring for patients for five years in a row. One percent of all doctors in the United States are awarded this honor by their patients.
In addition, Dr. Kang received the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award from 2010-2016. This certification is granted only to physicians who exhibit the utmost kindness with patients. In 2014, Dr. Kang received the Vitals 2014 On-Time Doctor Award, which is given to select doctors in recognition of their effective time management, for promptly seeing patients. Dr. Kang takes pride in being responsive to the needs of his patients, and minimizing their wait time as much as possible. He has also received the Healthgrades Honor Roll Recognition Award.
Dr. Kang’s areas of clinical expertise include Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine, treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin, and providing Regenerative Medicine Therapeutics. He 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, and 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 up-to-date with 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, and 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. He is a firm advocate for patients’ self-awareness by providing education, and innovation in medical care throughout the communities of Lyndhurst, Aberdeen, Newark, and West Orange, New Jersey.