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Kevin Hwang


Orthopedic surgeon
Minimally invasive spine surgeon and avid runner

About me

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Dr. Kevin Hwang is a 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. To ensure holistic care, he works collaboratively with a team of specialists in various disciplines at UCSF and MarinHealth. Drawing on his expertise in spinal anatomy, biomechanics and pathology, he tailors surgical and nonsurgical treatment plans to each patient's needs. For those who require surgery, he embraces minimally invasive techniques that allow patients to experience less pain and recover more rapidly. Committed to incorporating the latest scientific and technological advances into his practice, and to continually expanding his knowledge and skills, he seeks to optimize outcomes, improve quality of life and preserve long-term spinal health for his patients.

Hwang's research focuses on optimizing spinal surgery outcomes and providing equitable surgical care to diverse populations. He is also 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.

Hwang earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Before coming to Northern California, Hwang was a spine surgeon and faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. 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.

  • Education

    Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Orthopedic Surgery, 2020

  • Fellowships

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Spine Surgery, 2022

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor