Physician Photo

John Y. Kwon, MD

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kwon specializes in the treatment of broken bones and correcting deformity, particularly in the areas of foot and ankle.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Foot and ankle fractures
Fracture care
Post-traumatic conditions
Deformity correction
Sports injuries
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, New York Medical College
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Mercy Medical Center
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Dr. John Kwon is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the foot and ankle and orthopaedic trauma. He earned his BA from Wesleyan University, and attended medical school at New York Medical College (AOA). Dr. Kwon completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and performed a foot and ankle fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Myerson at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. In addition, Dr. Kwon has additional training in Ilizarov techniques using spatial frames while working in Portland, OR. He was a four-year varsity linebacker on the Wesleyan University Football Team and also worked as an athletic trainer.

Dr. Kwon treats all orthopedic maladies of the foot and ankle, with a particular interest in trauma, deformity correction and the treatment of arthritis. He has researched, published and presented on many topics involving foot and ankle pathology both locally and nationally. Dr. Kwon has won awards for teaching as well as for his research.


Dr. Kwon is actively involved in both clinical research and laboratory studies that pertain to foot and ankle problems as well as orthopaedic trauma.


Jeng C, Thawait G, Kwon JY, Machado A, Boyle J, Campbell JT, Carrino J. Relative strengths of the calf muscles based on 3 Tesla MRI volume measurements: Revisiting Silver's "Myth of muscle balance". Foot Ankle Int. (2012, in press).

Kwon JY, De Asla, R. The Use of Flexor to Extensor Transfers for the Correction of the Flexible Hammer Toe Deformity. Foot Ankle Clinc. 2011 Dec; 19 (4): 573-82.

Kwon JY, Campbell JT, Myerson MS. Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear After Four Cortice Syndesmotic Screw Fixation: A Case Report and Literature Review. J Orthop Trauma. 2011 Aug 12.

Kwon JY, Ellington JK, Marsland D, Gupta S. Calcaneal traction pin placement simplified: A cadaveric study. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Jun;32(6):651-5.

Kwon JY, Myerson MS. Talar neck fracture after tibiotalar arthrodesis: A case report. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 May;32(5):S560-3.

Kwon JY, Campbell JT, Myerson MS, Jeng C. The Influence of Steel Toe Boots in Crush Injuries of the Foot. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Apr;32(4):443-7.

Kwon JY, Myerson MS. Management of the Flexible Flat Foot in the Child: A Focus on the Use of Osteotomies for Correction. Foot Ankle Clinc. 2010 Jun:15(2):309-322.

Kwon JY, Diwan A, Chacko A, Rodriguez E. Effect of surgeon training, fracture, and patient variables on calcaneal fracture management. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Mar;32(3):262-71.

Click here for a complete list of publications.

Fourth Annual Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Research Day

On June 20th, 2014 from 3 pm – 7 pm at Massachusetts General Hospital (in the Ether Dome), the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma (HOT) Service will host the Fourth Annual Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Research Day.

Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3F
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-9338