Dr. Ki Soo Hwang

Dr. Hwang is a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and an attending spine surgeon at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

He graduated with honors from the University of Rochester and received his Doctor of Medicine from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Following an orthopaedic biomechanics research fellowship, Dr. Hwang served as Chief Resident during his orthopaedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He went on to complete a spine surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Hwang is especially skilled in the treatment of disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. He utilizes advanced techniques to correct spinal deformities (e.g., scoliosis, kyphosis) and is often called upon to perform revision surgery for patients with failed back or flat back syndrome. He treats both pediatric and adult patients in his practice.

Active in scientific research, Dr. Hwang evaluates clinical outcomes in the aging spine patient and directs study into the biomechanics of spinal deformities. He also participates in research involving the development of advanced techniques such as video-assisted microendoscopic surgery.

Dr. Hwang believes that reducing pain and increasing level of function are fundamental to improving quality of life for his patients. Although many spine disorders can be treated non-surgically, there are times when surgery is the best treatment option. Dr. Hwang utilizes the least invasive and most advanced surgical procedures so that his patients can anticipate a successful outcome.

Clinical Interests
Minimally invasive surgery
Adult/pediatric scoliosis
Degenerative conditions
Tumor resection
Lumbar/cervical disc replacement

Medical Education
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Society Membership
Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Residency
Maimondes Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery