Dr. Matthew D. Kangas is joining Crosstown from the state of Michigan, where he grew up in the suburbs outside of Detroit. Dr. Kangas earned his bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics at the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating summa cum laude. While pursuing his undergraduate degrees, Dr. Kangas served as treasurer of Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering honor society) and president of Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society). Upon graduation, he worked as an environmental durability project engineer before pursuing medical school. In 2007, he began medical school at Michigan State University, where his spark for pain medicine was born. He continued his medical training in 2011 at the University of Michigan, where he completed a residency in anesthesiology. He remained at the University of Michigan to complete an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship in 2016.
Dr. Kangas trained at an institution that emphasizes multimodal pain management. He was educated under the direction of anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, radiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction medicine specialists, and social workers. He is an ardent believer that the optimal treatment of pain extends beyond just medications and injections. The most effective treatment includes therapies which target both body and mind. In this way, pain improvement is linked with optimization of functionality and improved quality of life. For these reasons, he is enthusiastic to lead the Crosstown Back and Pain Institute within Crosstown Concourse, as this state-of-the-art building will offer patients many of these modalities under one roof.
Dr. Kangas is affiliated with the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Neuromodulation Society, and International Anesthesia Research Society.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Kangas enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Jennifer, and his beautiful children, Athena and Apollo. He is an avid fisherman, golfer, and bowler.
Matthew Kangas, MD