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.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson
One Prairie Center
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 500
Matteson, IL 60443

Year Started Practice

2013

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery (board eligible)

Medical School

Rush Medical College, Chicago

Internship and Residency

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Additional Graduate Degrees

MS, Rush University, Chicago
(Anatomy and Cell Biology)

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Languages Spoken

English
Korean
Spanish

Email

kangr@bsd.uchicago.edu

Office Phone

(773) 702-5978

Office Fax

(773) 834-3531

Office Postal Address

Richard W. Kang, MD, MS
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Kang

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.

Listen to an interview with Dr. Kang about hip preservation and hip care that was featured on Chicago's WVON radio.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kang's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.