About Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD

Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FRCS, FACS, FAOA, is the Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kwon is the Director of the Bioengineering Laboratory and the Mass General Center for Tribocorrosion Evaluation & Treatment. 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 hip and knee 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 Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and completed an additional Hip Reconstruction Fellowship at the Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a PhD from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 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 an Active Member of The Hip Society and The Knee Society.

Dr. Kwon 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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Hip & Knee Replacement Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3B
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-7436

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Oxford - Wadham College
  • MD, 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 180 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, 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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