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Brian Kwon, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

About Brian Kwon, MD

Doctor Brian Kwon is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who serves as a Staff Spine Surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Kwon received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kwon advanced his training through a Spine Surgery Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital.

Active society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Korean American Spine Society.

Dr. Kwon's research interests include clinical outcomes in cervical and lumbar degenerative spinal disorders and minimally invasive surgery. He services on the editorial board for prestigious medical journals including the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques and Canadian Medical Association Journal - Spine Section.

Publications

1. Kwon B, Tromanhauser SG, Banco RB. The spine service line: optimizing patient-centered spine care. Spine 32(11 suppl): S44-8, 2007.

2. Kwon B, Katz JN, Kim DH, Jenis LG. A review of the 2001 Volvo Award winner in clinical studies: lumbar fusion versus nonsurgical treatment for chronic low back pain: a multicenter randomized controlled trial from the Swedish lumbar spine study group. Spine 31(2): 245-9, 2006.

3. Kwon B, Yoo JU, Furey CG, Rowbottom J, Emery SE. Risk Factors for Delayed Extubation after Single-Stage, Multi-level Anterior Cervical Decompression and Posterior Fusion. J Spinal Disord Tech 19(6):389-93, 2006.

4. Jenis LG, Banco RB, Kwon B. A prospective study of Autologous Growth Factors (AGF) in lumbar interbody fusion. Spine J. 2006 Jan-Feb;6(1):14-20, 2006.

5. Kwon B, Jenis LG. Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery. In Complications of Spine Surgery: Treatment and Prevention. Eds. An H, Jenis LG. Book Chapter, 2005.

6. Kwon B, Jenis LG. Carrier Materials for Spine Fusion. Spine J. 31(2):245-9, 2005.

7. Kwon B, Kim DH, Marvin A, Jenis LG. Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: The Role of Interbody Disc Height, Angulation, and Spinous Process Distance. J Spinal Disord Tech 18(4):304-308, 2005.

8. Kwon B, Kim DH, Vaccaro AR. The Pathophysiology of Tethered Cord Syndrome: Ischemia or Apoptosis? Seminars Spine Surg 17(1): 8-12, 2005.

9. Nath RK, Kwon B, Mackinnon SE, Jensen JN, Reznik SI, Boutros S. Antibody to Transforming Growth Factor-beta Reduces Collagen Production in Injured Peripheral Nerve. Plastic Reconstr Surg 102(4): 1100-1106, 1998.

10. Kwon B, Bindra RR, Liakos P, Gelberman RH. Extensive Nodular Sarcoidosis in the Hand. J Hand Surg (British and European Volume, 1997) 22B: 676-678, 1996.

11. Beau SL, Hand DE, Schuessler RB, Bromberg BI, Kwon B, Boineau JP, Saffitz JE. Relative Densities of Muscarinic Cholinergic and Beta-Adrenergic Receptors in Canine Sinoatrial Node and Their Relation to Sites of Pacemaker Activity. Circulation Research 77(5): 957-63, 1995.

Case Studies Presented by Brian Kwon, MD

Severe Back and Left Lower Extremity Pain: Persists Five Years Post Laminectomy

Treatment of fractional curve in the setting of degenerative scoliosis
Presented by: B. Kwon MD

The patient is a 67-year-old female presenting with severe low back and worse left posterior high and lateral leg pain five years after multilevel laminectomy.

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Disclosed Relationships

Consultant
ETEX, Implanet, Medtronic
Other Financial or Material Support
Medical Director, Tissue Bank Director: ETEX
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