Dr. Kwon is an accomplished surgeon, researcher and educator specializing in minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements and complex revision surgeries. Dr. Kwon's practice is dedicated to caring for patients who require joint replacements.
Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRACS earned his MD with Honors from the University of Sydney, Australia and completed his orthopaedic residency at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney. Dr. Kwon completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at MGH/Harvard Medical School. He then completed a second Hip Reconstruction Fellowship at the University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Kwon also earned a PhD from the University of Oxford, England. He is a Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery in both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
Dr. Kwon is Director of The Center for Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement and the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Sir John Irvine Hunter Prize in conjunction with the title of Prosector, the AOA Travelling Fellowship Award, the Royal College of Surgeon's Traveling Fellowship Award, the New Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society, the 2011 Kappa Delta Award from the AAOS and the 2012 John Charnley Award from the US Hip Society.
Where Did MoM Go Wrong?, AAOS, 02.2012
Remedy Is Elusive as Metallic Hips Fail at a Fast Rate, New York Times, 09.2011
Concerns Over 'Metal on Metal' Hip Implants, New York Times, 03.2011
Trouble Found in Some Hip Replacements, WCVB TV Boston, 07.2010
Dr. Kwon is dedicated to investigating orthopaedic problems and finding solutions that achieve the best outcome for his patients. Dr. Kwon's expertise in metal-on-metal hip replacements is recognized with more than 40 invited presentations at national and international scientific meetings. For Dr. Kwon's research investigating adverse reactions in metal-on-metal joint replacements, he has received the 2011 Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Since their inception in 1947, the Kappa Delta Awards are bestowed by the Academy for outstanding research in orthopaedic surgery that is of the highest significance and impact. Also, Dr. Kwon was awarded the prestigious John Charnley Award from the US Hip Society in 2012.
You can read more about Dr. Kwon's Kappa Delta Award at Aches & Joints, the AAOS website and the Harvard Gazette. Dr. Kwon has also been featured in the New York Times here and here, on NPR, with the AAOS and on WCVB TV Boston.
Kwon YM, Jacobs JJ, MacDonald SJ, Potter HG, Fehring TK, Lombardi AV. Evidence-based understanding of management perils for metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty patients. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Sep;27(8 Suppl):20-5.
Kwon YM, Glyn-Jones S, Simpson DJ, Kamali A, McLardy-Smith P, Gill HS, MurrayDW. In Vivo Wear Analysis of Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing Implants Revised due to Pseudotumours. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br] 2010; 92(4):356-61.
Kwon YM, S. Ostlere, P. McLardy-Smith, N. Athanasou, H. S. Gill, D.W. Murray. Asymptomatic pseudotumours following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: prevalence and metal ion study. Journal of Arthroplasty 2010, June 28.
Kwon YM, P. Thomas, B. Summer, H. Pandit, A. Taylor, D.J. Beard, D. W. Murray, H. S. Gill. Lymphocyte proliferation responses in patients with pseudotumours following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2010; 28(4):440-5014.
Kwon YM, Z. Xia, S. Glyn-Jones, D.J. Beard, H. S. Gill, D. W. Murray. Dose-dependent cytotoxicity of clinically relevant cobalt nanoparticles and ions on macrophages in vitro. Biomedical Materials 2009; 4(2): 25018.
G. Mabilleau, Kwon YM, H. Pandit, D.W. Murray, A. Sabokbar. Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: a review of periprosthetic biological reactions. Acta Orthop. 2009; 79(6): 734-47.
G. Grammatopoulos, H. Pandit, Kwon YM, R. Gundle, P. McLardy-Smith, D.J. Beard, D.W. Murray, H.S. Gill. Hip resurfacings revised for inflammatory pseudotumours have a poor outcome. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br] 2009; 91(8):1019-24.
MGH Hotline 02.11.11 In General awards and honors
Dr. Young-Min Kwon honored with Kappa Delta Investigator Award for outstanding research in Orthopaedic surgery.