About Me

I am an expert head and neck surgeon who specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors. My areas of special interest are in skin cancers (such as melanomas), salivary gland tumors and tongue cancer. I perform more than 270 major head and neck operations (including reconstructions) every year. In 2017, I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction.

After graduating from medical school, I completed five years of head and neck surgery residency at the University of Michigan. I then completed an additional year of advanced training (fellowship) at the OSUCCC – James specializing in the management of head and neck cancers.

I train future surgeons and teach medical students in my roles as associate residency program director, director of Medical Student Education and assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

I am very interested in science and research, which directly impact patient care. I study how much tissue needs to be removed for each different type of cancer (known as surgical margin), reconstruction involving tissue transplantation, and genes that predict how skin cancers spread. The OSUCCC – James gives me the resources to be able to further my research in order to help more patients, and I am proud to work here.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017-2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancers
  • Facial Cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Microvessels
  • Paraganglioma
  • Thyroid Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
MD
8/5/2004 - 5/9/2009

Residency

University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2015

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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140 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 05, 2020

    Again, this was a virtual visit; so best that could be done. Dr. Kang is very professional and easy to talk with.

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

    best team ever

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Dr. Kang & Megan A. are awesome!

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Dr. Kang and his staff are excellent, professional, caring and provide information specifically for the patients needs.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020

    I love Dr. Kang. I was probs not his best patient during hospital stay but he kept me going.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020

    I live about hour away.but I will always return to The James..so many caring people work here

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

    Dr. Kang and his staff have been amazing throughout the whole ordeal.

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2020

    I left this appointment with the first sense of hope. I truly believe in Dr. Kang and think he's a wonderful doctor!!

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

    I was impressed with Dr. Kang and am glad I came to see him for a second opinion. He was knowledgeable, explained the plan of action in a way I could understand, and answered all my questions. Dr. Kang and his staff were great!

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    excellent doctor

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Kang has reported no relationships with companies or entities.