GMC-Duluth adds top radiologist

DULUTH - Hospital officials are confident that the addition of a new physician, coupled with advanced technology, will allow Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth to provide even better care for its patients.

Dr. Brandon Kang, a board-certified interventional radiologist, joined the GMC-Duluth staff after serving in recent years as a professor at Emory University's Interventional Service.

"Dr. Kang's expertise in this field has been an invaluable addition to our already stellar group of doctors," said Vangie Dennis, GMC-Duluth's manager of interventional radiology.

In 2007 and 2008, Kang was named America's Top Radiologist by the Consumer's Research Council and, while training at the University of Tennessee, received the Ettman Scholar Award and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Resident of the Year.

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. The medical center's IR team is comprised of five doctors on both the Duluth and Lawrenceville campuses.

GMC-Duluth recently renovated and expanded its IR suite, allowing doctors to "perform the full gamut of interventional procedures," officials said, including Endovenous Laser Therapy/Abiation, Kyphoplasty and Radiofrequency Abiation, among others.

"The addition of this technology, along with our award-winning physicians, is another example of our commitment to the people of Gwinnett to transform health care," Dennis said.