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Nicholas C. Dang, MD

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My specialty:
Cardiothoracic Surgery

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in Honolulu. After graduating from Punahou, I went to Harvard for my Bachelor of Arts and to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York for my medical degree. I did a general surgery internship and residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where I was chief resident, and then did two fellowships – one in cardiothoracic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and one in thoracic surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

I’m now board certified in thoracic surgery and serve as assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine. I moved back to Honolulu to join my father's cardiothoracic surgery practice, and in his retirement, I continue to consult with him about the practice of medicine and cardiothoracic surgery.

About my practice

My father and my mother, who was a pediatrician, impressed me as models of hard work, commitment, sacrifice, and humility. Watching them take care of others inspired me to become a physician. Treating cardiovascular disease is very rewarding, as we can often see immediate benefits following surgery. I’m particularly interested in aortic surgery, heart valve surgery, catheter interventions, and coronary artery bypass grafting.

I've spoken at numerous professional conferences. My earlier interests revolved around heart failure and circulation problems, and more recently I’ve spoken on complex cardiac operations, aortic stent grafting, and heart valve therapies.

To stay abreast of the most up-to-date medical research, I follow peer-reviewed journals in my specialty and apply these new findings to my own practice. Attending conferences of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Association of Thoracic Surgery also allow me to consult with colleagues and to have access to information on the latest developments.

Committed leadership, collaborative physician relationships, and a unified vision to provide consistent, high-quality care are what attracted me to the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Furthermore, my wife is a neonatologist at the Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, and my sister is a resident in pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. I was fortunate to train with top surgeons on the mainland, and I’m gratified to be able to bring that level of care to our community.

Above all, I believe in being compassionate and treating patients as I would my own family. It’s important to me that my patients have confidence in the care they’re receiving and to think of me as their partner in health. I greatly appreciate witnessing patients coming in with health issues, seeing them safely through surgery, and watching them walk out of the hospital with their grateful families.

How I thrive

I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, and going to the gym. To decompress from the stress of work, I play guitar and jazz piano, listen to good music, experiment with photography, spend time in the garden, and take vacations with my family.

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Medical groups & plans

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819
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Contact information

  • 24-hour pharmacy
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24-hour prescription refill
  • 808-643-7979
  • 24/7 Advice (Hawaii Island)
  • 808-334-4400
  • 24/7 Advice (Kauai)
  • 808-246-5600
  • 24/7 Advice (Maui)
  • 808-243-6000
  • 24/7 Advice (Oahu)
  • 808-432-2000
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Neighbor islands)
  • 1-877-432-8970 (toll free)
  • Clinic Specialty appointments (Oahu)
  • 808-432-8000
  • Clinic appointment cancellation
  • 808-432-7800
  • General information
  • 808-432-0000
  • Member Services
  • 1-800-966-5955 (toll free)
  • Same Day Surgery
  • 808-432-8490

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Rochester , NY

Board certification

Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, or the American Osteopathic Association websites.

Medical training


General Surgery

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York , NY


General Surgery

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
New York , NY


Cardiothoracic Surgery

New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York , NY

Joined Permanente Medical Group


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My hospitals

I have admitting privileges at the following hospitals:

3288 Moanalua Road, Honolulu, HI 96819

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