Peter B Kang

Peter B Kang, M.D.

Professor And Chief

Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8920
Business Email: pbkang@ufl.edu

About Peter B Kang

Dr. Kang is a pediatric neurologist and physician-scientist whose clinical and research interests focus on neuromuscular disorders. He has been Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology since 2013 and Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program since 2016. During this period, seven new faculty members have joined the Division, and the residency program has grown and matured rapidly. All faculty members are contributing to subspecialty clinics, new research initiatives, and the enhancement of education at the resident, fellow, and medical student levels.

Dr. Kang’s research laboratory focuses on the genetics of limb girdle muscular dystrophy and other pediatric neuromuscular disorders, along with the mechanisms of rare muscle diseases including MEGF10 myopathy, and he has published extensively on these subjects. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Among his former trainees, several are faculty members in the United States, Canada, South Korea, and Japan.

Dr. Kang is an associate editor of Muscle & Nerve and an editorial board member of two other journals: Neurology and Pediatric Neurology. He recently completed two terms on the editorial board of Pediatrics. He is a member and former chair of the executive committee of the Section on Neurology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Child Neurology Society, on the Ethics, Law and Humanities Committee of the American Academy of Neurology, and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a pediatric neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Prior to his arrival at UF, Dr. Kang was an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Electromyography Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Accomplishments

AMA Foundation Leadership Award
2009 · AMA Foundation
Human Values in Neurology Award
2000 · American Academy of Neurology
History of Medicine Prize
1996 · University of Pennsylvania
History of Medicine Student Fellowship
1995 · Osler Library, McGill University

Board Certifications

  • Child Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular
Areas of Interest
  • Electromyography
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4270-7325

Publications

2019 Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
2017 Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
2016 Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2016 Seminars in pediatric neurology
2015 JAMA neurology
2015 Neurology
2014 Muscle & nerve
2013 Current opinion in pediatrics
2013 Handbook of clinical neurology
2012 Seminars in pediatric neurology
2011 Current treatment options in neurology
2011 Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.)
2009 Muscle & nerve
2007 Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing
2007 Current opinion in pediatrics
2007 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
2007 BMC musculoskeletal disorders
2007 Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
2005 Mammalian genome : official journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
2001 The Journal of pediatrics

Grants

Jun 2020 ACTIVE
Long read genomic analysis for Xq27-Xq28 disorders
XTRAORDINARY JOY FOUNDATION · Principal Investigator
Sep 2019 – Dec 2019
2019 Neuroscience is Rewarding Internship Program
AMER ACAD OF NEUROLOGY · Principal Investigator
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Surveillance of muscular dystrophy in the Southeastern United States
CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION · Principal Investigator
Oct 2018 ACTIVE
Kang Laboratory
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
Sep 2018 – Dec 2018
2018 Neuroscience Internship Program
AMER ACAD OF NEUROLOGY · Principal Investigator
Aug 2016 – Jan 2018
Novel therapies for inherited muscle diseases
MEDOSOME BIOTEC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2015 – Jun 2017
Pediatric Neuromuscular Fellowship
GENZYME CORP · Principal Investigator
May 2015 – May 2018
A PHASE 2 RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED, MULTIPLE ASCENDING DOSE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY, EFFICACY, PHARMACOKINETICS AND PHARMACODYNAMICS OF PF-06252616 IN AMBULATORY BOYS WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
PFIZER INC · Principal Investigator
Nov 2013 – Apr 2019
Gene Discovery in Muscular Dystrophy
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator

Education

Fellowship – Clinical Neurophysiology
2002 · Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency – Child Neurology
2001 · University of Pennsylvania
Residency – Pediatrics
1998 · Yale University
Medical Degree
1996 · University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor Degree
1992 · Harvard University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-8920
Emails:
Business:
pbkang@ufl.edu