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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
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Complex hip replacement
  • Total joint replacement
  • Unicondylar arthroplasty
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
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FRCS, FACS, FAOA earned his MD with Honors from the University of Sydney, Australia and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr. Kwon completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Mass General, 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 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 has been elected to be an Active Member of The Hip Society and The Knee Society.

Dr. Kwon is Director of the Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, Director of the Bioengineering Laboratory, as well as Director of The Center for Metal-on-Metal Hip & Tribocorrosion Evaluation and Treatment. 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 (ORS), the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the John Charnley Award from The Hip Society.

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 has more than 100 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 here and here, 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 &ap,m; Treatment.


Select 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).
  • Dimitriou D, Tsai TY, Li JS, Nam KW, Park KK, Kwon YM. In vivo kinematic evaluation of Total Hip Arthroplasty during stair climbing. J Orthop Res 2015;33(7):1087-93.
  • Tsai TY, Dimitriou D, Li JS, Kwon YM. Does haptic-robot assisted total hip arthroplasty better restore native acetabular and femoral anatomy? Int J Med Robot 2016;12(2):288-295.
  • Tsai TY, Dimitriou D, Liow MH, Rubash HE, Li G, Kwon YM. 3D Imaging Analysis of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Evaluated in Standing Position: Component Alignment and In-Vivo Articular Contact. J Arthroplasty 2016 May;31(5):1096-101.
  • Liow MH, Tsai TY, Dimitriou D, Li G, Kwon YM. Does 3-dimensional in vivo component rotation affect clinical outcomes in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty? J Arthroplasty 2016;31(10):2167-2172.

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