Dr. James Kang Named a Top Spine Surgeon
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member James Kang, MD, was recently named by Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review as one of its “207 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know,” an annual list profiling spine surgeons and specialists from around the country. Dr. Kang and other physicians included on this list were chosen based on their professional accomplishments, leadership in orthopedic and spine organizations, and research in the field. Dr. Kang’s recognition was based on his significant contributions to the advancement of spine surgery through research and technology development as well as by training spine surgeons of the future.
In the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Kang is the Executive Vice Chairman for Clinical Services, Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, UPMC Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, and Director of Ferguson Laboratory for Spine Research. He also serves as the chair of the Ethics/Conflict of Interest Oversight Committee of the Cervical Spine Research Society.
Dr. Kang has a professional interest in practicing minimally invasive spine surgery and treating degenerative spinal disorders, scoliosis, and spinal stenosis. During his career, Dr. Kang has authored nearly 300 professional publications and earned recognition from North American Spine Society and International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. Dr. Kang received his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. His additional training includes a spine surgery fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.
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