Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia
Dr. Kwon specializes in the surgical management of adult spinal disorders. Dr. Kwon earned a medical degree from Queen’s University, then completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at UBC in 2000. Following this, he did a fellowship in adult spinal surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He also completed a PhD in Neuroscience from UBC in the study of regeneration strategies for spinal cord injuries. As a Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Mentored Clinician Scientist, he divides his time between patient-care at Vancouver General Hospital and research in spinal cord repair at his laboratory on the UBC campus and is currently serving at the rank of Associate Professor.