Peter B. Kang

Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Director, Greg Marzolf Jr. Muscular Dystrophy Center
Scholar, Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN)
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
Steering Committee, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Graduate Faculty, Graduate Program in Neuroscience (GPN)
Graduate Faculty, Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP)


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 also studies DNA repair disorders including Cockayne syndrome and xeroderma pigmentosum.  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 board of 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.  He is President of the Child Neurology Society.

Previously, Dr. Kang was Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, and Director of the Child Neurology Residency Program 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, brachial plexus injuries, 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.


MD, University of Pennsylvania
Major: Medicine
AB, Cum laude, Harvard College
Major: Philosophy

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Clinical Neurophysiology, Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Pediatric Neurology, Residency
University of Pennsylvania
Pediatrics, Residency
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Honors and Recognition

UF Foundation Research Professor, University of Florida
University Term Professor, University of Florida
AMA Foundation Leadership Award, AMA Foundation
Human Values in Neurology Award, American Academy of Neurology



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