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Dr Kenneth Pang

Dr Kenneth Pang

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Role Team Leader / Senior Research Fellow
Research area Clinical sciences
Ken Pang is a consultant paediatrician and biomedical researcher.

Clinically, he graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne as valedictorian at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, trained in paediatrics and child psychiatry, and now works with young trans and gender diverse individuals at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

As a researcher, Ken undertook his PhD in genomics and immunology at the University of Melbourne, before completing postdoctoral studies in genetics at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar and NHMRC CJ Martin/RG Menzies Fellow. After returning to Australia, he continued this research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, which led to his team receiving the Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research (Basic Science).

Since joining the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in 2016 as one of its inaugural Clinician Scientist Fellows, Ken’s research has shifted focus, with the goal of his team now aimed at improving understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents. To this end, his team has now published >30 articles on transgender health across various journals such as the BMJ, JAMA Pediatrics, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, and Pediatrics.
Ken Pang is a consultant paediatrician and biomedical researcher.

Clinically, he graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne as valedictorian at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, trained in paediatrics and child psychiatry, and now works with...
Ken Pang is a consultant paediatrician and biomedical researcher.

Clinically, he graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne as valedictorian at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, trained in paediatrics and child psychiatry, and now works with young trans and gender diverse individuals at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

As a researcher, Ken undertook his PhD in genomics and immunology at the University of Melbourne, before completing postdoctoral studies in genetics at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar and NHMRC CJ Martin/RG Menzies Fellow. After returning to Australia, he continued this research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, which led to his team receiving the Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research (Basic Science).

Since joining the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in 2016 as one of its inaugural Clinician Scientist Fellows, Ken’s research has shifted focus, with the goal of his team now aimed at improving understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria in children and adolescents. To this end, his team has now published >30 articles on transgender health across various journals such as the BMJ, JAMA Pediatrics, Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, and Pediatrics.

Top Publications

  • Pang, KC, Kelly, F, Giordano, S. Parental consent and the treatment of transgender youth: the impact of Re Imogen. The Medical Journal of Australia 2022
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  • Russell, DH, Hoq, M, Coghill, D, Pang, KC. Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Transgender Children Aged 9 to 10 Years in the US, 2018. JAMA Network Open 5(7) : e2223389 2022
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  • Arnatkevičiūtė, A, Fornito, A, Tong, J, Pang, K, Fulcher, BD, Bellgrove, MA. Linking GWAS to pharmacological treatments for psychiatric disorders. 2022
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  • Pang, KC, Wiggins, J, Telfer, MM. Gender identity services for children and young people in England. The BMJ 377: o825 2022
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  • Kelly, F, Giordano, S, Telfer, MM, Pang, KC. Parental consent and the treatment of transgender youth: the impact of Re Imogen. The Medical Journal of Australia 216(5) : 219 -221 2022
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