Steven Kang, MD, is a general cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist who believes that the best way to treat heart disease is to prevent it.
Steven Kang, MD, is a general cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist residing in Oakland, CA. He is a member of Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group, one of the largest private practice cardiology groups on the west coast. Born in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Kang spent his entire childhood growing up in the small town of Havre De Grace, MD, just off the shores of the Susquehanna River. He received his bachelors of science at Yale University, and medical degree from George Washington University. He stayed at George Washington Hospital to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine and remained on faculty for an additional year as a chief resident. During his training, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Kang moved to Los Angeles, CA after meeting his wife, a neurologist at UCLA Medical Center. He completed his general cardiology fellowship at Harbor-UCLA and also served as a chief fellow. He spent an additional year @ Harbor-UCLA/Good Samaritan to receive specialized training in heart rhythm management. After the birth of their first child, Dr. Kang and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area where they recently welcomed their second child. As a member of Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group, Dr. Kang practices both in the Oakland and Walnut Creek areas.
Although trained to perform special invasive procedures to treat advanced heart disease such as cardiac catheterization, ablation, and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, Dr. Kang believes that the best way to treat heart disease is to prevent it. He also firmly believes that the role of the physician is to act as an advisor and friend and that the patient is the one who makes the final decisions regarding the management of his or her's own health.
Dr. Kang is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology. He is a guest lecturer to members of his local community, residents in training at Alameda Medical Center, nursing and physician assistant students at Samuel Merritt College, and to fellow physicians of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society of Geriatric Cardiology, and American College of Physicians. He currently is a co-principal investigator in several multi-centered clinical trials evaluating the use of specialized pacemakers and defibrillators for the treatment of heart failure.