Richard Kang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Richard  Kang

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