John Kang, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
Dr. John Kang believes in caring for patients with the same compassion, integrity, and dignity he would give a family member. He loves to listen to and learn about his patients and to collaborate with them on a plan to achieve their health goals. He has a special interest in preventive care—specifically diabetes management in underserved populations.
Dr. Kang’s childhood experience of watching his grandfather recover from several strokes inspired him to enter medicine. Learning about the teams of doctors who saved his grandfather’s life, and seeing the support his grandfather received as he navigated mobility, speech, and cognition concerns, encouraged Dr. Kang to choose a career focused on caring for others.
Dr. Kang earned a bachelor of science in neurobiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He completed a doctor of medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. A Northwest native, some of his earliest experiences in medicine include volunteering at Harborview Medical Center and the Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped answer a COVID-19 hotline for the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, New York.
Away from medicine, Dr. Kang enjoys hiking, skiing, playing tennis, and watching reality TV with his girlfriend. He is an admitted foodie with a particular love for local Rainier cherries. He was a cellist with the Seattle Youth Symphony and played at weddings, parties, bar mitzvahs, and nursing homes during college. He’s currently leaning on his many years of music training to teach himself the bass guitar.