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Young-Min Kwon, MBBS, PhD

  • Program Director, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program
  • Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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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.



Clinical Interests
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hip revision surgery
  • Knee revision surgery
  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Oxford - Wadham College
  • MBBS, University of Sydney School of Public Health
  • Residency, Concord Hospital|Residency, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellowship, Balgrist Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

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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.

In the news:

Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early, NPR, 03.2012
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

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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 and with the AAOS.

Dr. Kwon is the Director of the Mass General Center for Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement.


Selected Publications:

Kwon YM, Fehring TK, Lombardi AV, Barnes CL, Cabanela ME, Jacobs JJ. Risk stratification algorithm for management of patients with dual modular taper total hip arthroplasty: consensus statement of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Hip Society. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Nov;29(11):2060-4.

Kwon YM, Lombardi AV, Jacobs JJ, Fehring TK, Lewis CG, Cabanela ME. Risk Stratification Algorithm for Management of Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty: Consensus Statement of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and The Hip Society. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 1;96:e4(1-6).

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. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2010 Mar; 92(4):356-61.

Kwon YM, Ostlere S, McLardy-Smith P, Athanasou N, Gill HS, Murray DW. Asymptomatic pseudotumours following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: prevalence and metal ion study. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Jun;26(4):511-8.

Kwon YM, Thomas P, Summer B, Pandit H, Taylor A, Beard D, Murray DW, Gill HS. Lymphocyte proliferation responses in patients with pseudotumours following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty. J Orthop Res 2010 Apr; 28(4):440-5014.

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Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3B
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7436
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