Kevin Hwang, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TexasMD05/2015
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA06/2020Orthopaedic Residency
    Harvard / Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham Women's Hospital Spine Surgery Fellowship, Cambridge,MA07/2021Spine Fellowship

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    Dr. Kevin Hwang is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, spine surgeon who cares for patients experiencing pain or functional limitations from a wide range of spinal disorders. He provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and education to his patients. Drawing on his expertise in spinal anatomy, biomechanics and pathology, he tailors treatment plans to each patient's individual needs.

    Dr. Hwang works collaboratively with a team of specialists at UCSF and MarinHealth to optimize outcomes from conservative and non-operative interventions. For those who require surgery, he embraces minimally invasive techniques that allow patients to experience less pain and recover more rapidly.

    Dr. Hwang's research focuses on optimizing spinal surgery outcomes and providing equitable surgical care to diverse populations. He is interested in incorporating new technologies into surgical care, with recent projects on decreasing neck pain after posterior cervical spinal surgery and using neural networks (a type of artificial intelligence) to automate fracture detection.

    Before coming to Northern California, Dr. Hwang was a spine surgeon and faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, then completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at UCSF followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as running in the hills of San Francisco or Marin County.

    Dr. Hwang will see patients at MarinHealth Orthopedic Care | A UCSF Health Clinic in San Rafael in Marin County. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 415-925-8963.

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    1. What Factors Lead to Racial Disparities in Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty? J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Dec; 9(6):2317-2322. Hu DA, Hu JB, Lee A, Rubenstein WJ, Hwang KM, Ibrahim SA, Kuo AC. PMID: 34642904; PMCID: PMC9633442.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Social Determinants of Health and Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Veterans. J Arthroplasty. 2020 09; 35(9):2357-2362. Rubenstein WJ, Harris AHS, Hwang KM, Giori NJ, Kuo AC. PMID: 32498969.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Automatic Hip Fracture Identification and Functional Subclassification with Deep Learning. Radiol Artif Intell. 2020 Mar; 2(2):e190023. Krogue JD, Cheng KV, Hwang KM, Toogood P, Meinberg EG, Geiger EJ, Zaid M, McGill KC, Patel R, Sohn JH, Wright A, Darger BF, Padrez KA, Ozhinsky E, Majumdar S, Pedoia V. PMID: 33937815; PMCID: PMC8017394.
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    4. Optimal Sampling Frequency for Wearable Sensor Data in Arthroplasty Outcomes Research. A Prospective Observational Cohort Trial. J Arthroplasty. 2019 10; 34(10):2248-2252. Shah RF, Zaid MB, Bendich I, Hwang KM, Patterson JT, Bini SA. PMID: 31445866.
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    5. Machine Learning Algorithms Can Use Wearable Sensor Data to Accurately Predict Six-Week Patient-Reported Outcome Scores Following Joint Replacement in a Prospective Trial. J Arthroplasty. 2019 10; 34(10):2242-2247. Bini SA, Shah RF, Bendich I, Patterson JT, Hwang KM, Zaid MB. PMID: 31439405.
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    6. Changes in prospectively collected longitudinal patient-generated health data are associated with short-term patient-reported outcomes after total joint arthroplasty: a pilot study. Arthroplast Today. 2019 Mar; 5(1):61-63. Bendich I, Chung C, Hwang K, Patterson J, Mulvihill J, Barry J, Bini S. PMID: 31020024; PMCID: PMC6470351.
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    7. Neurologic deterioration in a child undergoing treatment for tuberculosis meningitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Aug; 30(8):566-7. Birnbaum GD, Marquez L, Hwang KM, Cruz AT. PMID: 25098802.
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    8. Adolescents with tuberculosis: a review of 145 cases. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Sep; 32(9):937-41. Cruz AT, Hwang KM, Birnbaum GD, Starke JR. PMID: 23538527.
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    9. Online narratives and peer support for colorectal cancer screening: a pilot randomized trial. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):98-107. Hwang KO, Ottenbacher AJ, Graham AL, Thomas EJ, Street RL, Vernon SW. PMID: 23790994.
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