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.
  • 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

University of Michigan Medical School

University of Michigan Medical Center

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

My Department



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.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

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 Oct 08, 2019

    excellent doctor

  • Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

    Dr. Kang was very knowledgeable and informative.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019

    wonderful doctor

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

    Professional, personable and overall wonderful doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Kang is very personable/genuine, he made this entire process easy to understand.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2019


  • Reviewed on May 30, 2019

    One of the kindest doctors and caring.

  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

    I couldn't have asked for more from Dr. Kang.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

    Dr. Kang and staff, very caring, always feel like they really concerned about my care!!! Always at every appointment.!!!

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

    One of the best medical experiences I've ever had. Doctor went above & beyond to answer questions. explore options. (Dr. Kang)

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.