Santa Clara University


Young S. Kang

M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Kang is a practicing radiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, CA, where he served as Chair of the Department of Radiology from 2000 to 2013. He currently devotes his time to clinical medical imaging, residency training, and research.

Dr. Kang received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley in theoretical high energy physics and his M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was followed by a fellowship year in MRI at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

His clinical work focuses on cross-sectional imaging, including MRI and CT. He is part of the faculty involved in training of radiology residents from SCVMC and Stanford Hospital. The SCVMC residency currently has 18 residents who are graduates of medical schools from across the country. His prior teaching experience includes being on the clinical faculty at UCSF and a teaching assistant in the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley as a graduate student. He has also served as a consultant to imaging companies including R2 (now Hologic), Kodak, ALARA, and Ziosoft.

Dr. Kang's current research and clinical interests include MRI and CT technology, Computer Aided Detection, digital workflow in medical imaging, residency education, and Emergency Radiology.