Dr. James D Kang MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Kang is an orthopedic surgeon in Oakland, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Kang accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 25 doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and one of 29 at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1986 - 1987

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1987 - 1991

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, 1992 - 1993

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Correlation of pain with objective quantification of magnetic resonance images in older adults with chronic low back pain.
Bechara, B. P.,Agarwal, V.,Boardman, J.,Perera, S.,Weiner, D. K.,Vo, N.,Kang, J.,Sowa, G. A.

Effects of secreted factors in culture medium of annulus fibrosus cells on microvascular endothelial cells: elucidating the possible pathomechanisms of matrix degradation and nerve in-growth in disc degeneration.
Moon, H. J.,Yurube, T.,Lozito, T. P.,Pohl, P.,Hartman, R. A.,Sowa, G. A.,Kang, J. D.,Vo, N.

Control of the Vertebral Artery From a Posterior Approach: A Technical Report.
Ye, J.,Ayyash, O.,Eskander, M.,Kang, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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