About Kevin Hwang, MD

Dr. Kevin Hwang is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery. He specializes in the management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders in adults. Dr. Hwang believes in a personalized and evidence-based approach to each patient. He works with a multi-specialty team to treat problems conservatively prior to considering an operation. When surgery is necessary, he aims to use the safest, most effective, and least invasive techniques to alleviate pain and improve symptoms.

Dr. Hwang received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where he was a Robertson Scholar, and earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California San Francisco and sub-specialty training in spine surgery at the Harvard University Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

He sees patients at the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, the MGH/North Shore Outpatient Center in Danvers, as well as the NSPG Musculoskeletal Center in Peabody.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Spine Center
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3A
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7241

Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 617-724-8636

North Shore Physicians Group
4 Centennial Drive
Suite 204
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: 978-977-0351

Medical Education

  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, UC San Francisco
  • Residency, UCSF Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

Dr. Hwang's primary research interests involve improving spine surgery outcomes through evidence based decision making and new technologies. He has a longstanding interest in health policy and the social determinants of health outcomes.

Publications

  • Select Publications:

    • Rubenstein WJ, Harris AHS, Hwang KM, Giori NJ, Kuo A. "Social determinants of health and patient-reported outcomes following total hip and knee arthroplasty in Veterans." Journal of Arthroplasty 2020 Sep;35(9)2357-2362.
    • Krogue JK, Cheng K, Hwang KM, Toogood P, Meinberg EG, et al. "Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Functional Subclassification with Deep Learning." Radiology: Artificial Intelligence 2020 Mar;2(2).
    • Bini SA, Shah RF, Bendich I, Patterson JT, Hwang KM, Zaid MB. "Machine Learning Algorithms Can Use Wearable Sensor Data to Accurately Predict 6-week Patient Reported Outcome Scores Following Joint Replacement in a Prospective Trial." Journal of Arthroplasty 2019 Oct;34(10)2242-2247.
    • Shah RF, Zaid MB, Bendich I, Hwang KM, Patterson JT, Bini SA. "Optimal Sampling Frequency for Wearable Sensor Data in Arthroplasty Outcomes Research: A Prospective Observational Cohort Trial." Journal of Arthroplasty 2019 Oct;34(10)2248-2252.
    • Bendich I, Chung C, Hwang KM, Patterson JT, Mulvihill J, Barry J, Bini S. "Changes in Prospectively Collected Longitudinal Patient-Generated Health Data are Associated With Short-Term Patient Reported Outcomes After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Pilot Study." Arthroplasty Today 2019 Mar;5(1)61-63.
    • Birnbaum GD, Marquez L, Hwang KM, Cruz AT. "Neurologic Deterioration in a Child Undergoing Treatment for Tuberculosis Meningitis." Pediatric Emergency Care 2014;30(8):566-67.
    • Cruz AT, Hwang KM, Birnbaum GD, Starke JR. Adolescents With Tuberculosis: A Review of 145 Cases. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2013;32(9):937-941.