About Young-Min Kwon, MBBS, PhD

Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FRCS, FACS, FAOA, 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.

Dr. Kwon earned his MD with Honors from the University of Sydney, Australia and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Mass General and then completed a Hip Reconstruction Fellowship at the Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a PhD from the University of Oxford. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He is a member of the prestigious The Hip Society and The Knee Society.

Dr. Kwon serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Kwon is the Director of the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, the Bioengineering Laboratory and Mass General Center for Metal-on-Metal Hip & Tribocorrosion Evaluation & Treatment. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Sir John Irvine Hunter Prize in conjunction with the title of Prosector, the AOA Traveling Fellowship Award, the FRCS's Traveling Fellowship Award, the New Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the John Charnley Award from The Hip Society.

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Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7436
Fax: 617-724-0718

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

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Kwon is dedicated to investigating orthopaedic problems and finding solutions that achieve the best outcome for his patients. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Kwon's expertise in hip and knee replacements is recognized with 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 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. Additionally, Dr. Kwon was awarded the prestigious John Charnley Award from The Hip Society.

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, on NPR and with the  AAOS.

Dr. Kwon is the Director of the Bioengineering Laboratory as well as the Mass General Center for Metal-on-Metal Hip & Tribocorrosion Evaluation & Treatment.


  • Select Publications:

    • Kwon YM, Della Valle C, Lombardi A, Garbuz D, Berry J, Jacobs JJ. Risk Stratification Algorithm for Management of Head-Neck Taper Tribocorrosion in Patients with Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty: Consensus Statement of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Hip Society J Bone Joint Surg 2021; 103(5).
    • Klemt C, Bounajem G, Tirumala V, Xiong L, Padmanabha A, Kwon YM. Three-Dimensional Kinematic Analysis of Dislocation Mechanism in Dual Mobility Total Hip Arthroplasty Constructs. J Orthop Res 2020.
    • Klemt C, Limmahakhun S, Bounajem G, Xiong L, Yeo I, Kwon YM.Effect of postural changes on in vivo pelvic tilt and functional component anteversion in total hip arthroplasty patients with lumbar disc degenerations. Bone Joint J 2020; 102(11):1505-1510.
    • Kwon YM, Arauz P, Peng Y, Klemt C. In vivo kinematics of deep lunges and sit-to-stand activities in patients with bicruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J 2020; 102(6):59-65.