Richard W. Kang, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Richard W. Kang, MD, MS, is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon skilled in a variety of minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of adolescent and adult hip conditions, including labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement. He also has expertise in the treatment of cartilage lesions of the hip, knee, and shoulder. By utilizing modern techniques to preserve the natural joint, Dr. Kang's objective is to delay or prevent the onset of arthritis and the need for a joint replacement. Dr. Kang's work is dedicated towards alleviating pain and restoring patients' quality of life.
Dr. Kang has published extensively on various topics within orthopaedic surgery, with a specific focus on the management of hip conditions as well as cartilage defects of the hip, knee, and shoulder. His publications include numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, multiple book chapters, and technique videos. Dr. Kang's research experience spans from developing novel basic science models to clinical outcomes studies, and has received number of awards and grants. Notable research support includes that of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF).
Dr. Kang previously served as a team physician for high school, college and professional sports teams, including the New York Mets.
The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson
Year Started Practice
Orthopaedic Surgery (board eligible)
Rush Medical College, Chicago
Internship and Residency
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Additional Graduate Degrees
MS, Rush University, Chicago
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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Learn More About Dr. Kang
Dr. Kang shares training tips for #NationalRunningDay from both a physician and an athlete's perspective.
Hip preservation is a procedure that can help delay or prevent arthritis and the need for hip replacement later in life. Learn more about hip preservation in this Q and A with Dr. Kang.
High school baseball player, Chase Payne, could barely walk due to a debilitating hip condition. Dr. Kang performed arthroscopic surgery to repair, reshape and preserve his hip joint. A few months later, Payne batted a game-winning hit. »Read Payne's story
Listen to an interview with Dr. Kang about hip preservation and hip care that was featured on Chicago's WVON radio.
View a partial list of Dr. Kang's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.