Stephen Kang

Stephen Kang, MD

  • Otolaryngology

Appointments: (614) 293-8074

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

Specialties and conditions I treat

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

Locations where I practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and training

Medical Degree

University of Michigan Medical School


University of Michigan Medical Center
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

More about my work

My background


Head & Neck Oncology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

My Department


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 03/28/2017, Dr. Kang has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

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