Peter B. Kang, MD

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurology

Peter B. Kang

Contact Info

Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Neurology

Director, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center

Scholar, Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN)

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics


MD, University of Pennsylvania

Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Child Neurology, University of Pennsylvania

Clinical Neurophysiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

AB, Harvard College

Summary

Peter B. Kang, MD, FAAN, FAAP is a pediatric neuromuscular neurologist and physician-scientist whose laboratory studies the genetics of muscular dystrophy and mechanisms of rare muscle diseases, with the goal of discovering new therapeutic targets for these diseases. He has published extensively on these subjects, has co-edited a textbook of pediatric electromyography, and has been awarded multiple grants from the NIH and the Muscular Dystrophy Association to support his investigations. With support from the CDC, he led the successful initiation of the first site in Florida for the MD STARnet consortium and continues to work on this project. He is an associate editor of Muscle & Nerve, and serves on the editorial boards of Neurology and Pediatric Neurology. National presentations include lectures on pediatric neuromuscular topics at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Child Neurology Society, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His former trainees hold faculty positions in the United States, Canada, South Korea, and Japan.

Previously, Dr. Kang was Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Earlier in his career, he was Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

In clinic, Dr. Kang sees children with confirmed or suspected neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, congenital myopathy, neuropathies, spinal muscular atrophy, and myasthenia gravis, as well as children with DNA repair disorders such as Cockayne syndrome and xeroderma pigmentosum. He will see adult patients with these conditions upon request.

Awards & Recognition

Human Values in Neurology Award, American Academy of Neurology, 2000

AMA Foundation Leadership Award, 2009

University Term Professor, University of Florida, 2017-2020

UF Foundation Research Professor, University of Florida, 2020-2021