DR. EUGENE C. KANG is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Medical Director of Facial Trauma at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colorado. He received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Tennessee, his dental degree (D.M.D.) from Oregon Health & Science University, and completed his residencies at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO. Following residency, Dr. Kang pursued fellowship training in Maxillofacial Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee specializing in benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Dr. Kang is one of a select few fellowship trained Maxillofacial Oncologic Surgeon practicing in the United States.

“We are excited to be part of and serve the community of Erie and the surrounding cities of Colorado. I am privileged to treat my patients and strive to give the most exceptional and compassionate care in a trusting and friendly environment.”

Dr. Kang received extensive training in full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery and is an expert in office based procedures such as dental implants and removal of wisdom teeth. Dr. Kang’s expanded scope of expertise includes complex ablative and reconstructive surgery treating malignancies and trauma of the head and neck. Dr. Kang served internationally with Healing the Children traveling to treat craniofacial deformities in underprivileged children in Bogota, Columbia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Dr. Kang also had the privilege of working at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK treating native Alaskans with unusual surgical pathology, dental implants, and facial trauma. A wide range of experiences have given Dr. Kang a unique perspective in treating a diverse group of patients with compassion and care.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kang has contributed to multiple publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Kang has lectured nationally about various topics such as cancer and tumor surgery of the head and neck as well as craniofacial trauma. Dr. Kang is devoted to education, teaching, and in the advancement in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Eugene Kang maintains active hospital privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, CO, St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO, and Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. Aspen Oral and Facial Surgery was founded by Dr. Kang in 2016 in Erie, CO.

Dr. Kang spends his free time with his family skiing, fly fishing, and hiking throughout Colorado.

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
EDUCATION
M.D. –University of Tennessee Medical Center College of Medicine
Memphis, TN
D.M.D. –Oregon Health and Science University School of Dental Medicine
Portland, OR
B.A. –Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
TRAINING
Maxillofacial Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kings County Hospital/State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
General Surgery Residency (PGY 1)
St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Licensing:
Colorado Medical License
Colorado Dental License
Colorado General Anesthesia License
Oregon Dental License
Hawaii Dental License
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Colorado Medical Association
Colorado Dental Association
American Medical Association
American Dental Association
Hospital Affiliations:
Good Samaritan Hospital, Lafayette, Colorado
St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK
Awards:
Dr. Jerome Schell Award for Clinical Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon)
Publications:
Carlson, ER, Kang EC
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update,
Chapter in Pathology.
Odontogenic and Nonodontogenic Cysts. 2015
Duncan LD, Winkler M, Carlson ER, Kang EC, Webb D.
p16 Immunohistochemistry can be used to detect Human Papillomavirus in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 71:1367-1375, 2013
Tsang DL, Kang EK, Hoffman D
The Efficacy of Hoffman-Pappas Total Temporomandibular joint replacement system and the use of the severity of impairment scale as a prognastic indicator to predict the outcome of surgery. October 2008
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