Professor, Dept of Orthopaedics


Research Theme:

Research Interests:

Spinal cord injuries; neuroprotection; biomarkers in acute SCI; implantable sensors in SCI; hemodynamic management in SCI; spinal surgery


After completing a spine surgery fellowship in Philadelphia in 2003 and a PhD in neuroscience at UBC in 2004, Dr. Kwon began his academic career as a spine surgeon-scientist with a focus on acute spinal cord injury. He is a Professor in the UBC Department of Orthopaedics. As an attending orthopaedic spine surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital his practice is focused on the management of adult spine trauma, spinal cord injuries, and non-traumatic conditions such as spine infection, deformity, and degeneration. As a neuroscientist and Principal Investigator at ICORD, Dr. Kwon runs an active basic/translational research laboratory.