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Steven Hwang

Steven W. Hwang, MD

Specialties
  • Neurological Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • French

Mentorship played a significant role in guiding Steven Hwang, M.D., along his career path. He says that working with certain residents fueled his interest in neurosurgery as a medical student and then in residency, and the diversity and resilience of children led him to pediatric neurosurgery. The combination of treating children with the variability in spinal pathology further inspired him to focus on pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Hwang enjoys the confluence of biomechanics and complexity of the spine with the care and impact surgeons can have on children.

Pediatric Care

Specialties

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
6/30/2003

Internship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
6/30/2004

Residency
Tufts New England Medical Center
Boston, MA
6/1/2009

Fellowship
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
6/30/2010

Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
United States of America
6/29/2011

Fellowship
Texas Children Hospital
Houston, TX
United States of America
6/30/2011

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2020-Present: Chair, SRS CME
  • 2020-Present: Chair, NASS Clinical Practice Guideline
  • 2020-Present: Board Member, NASS
  • Member and Guideline Committee Member, AANS
Editorial Positions
  • Reviewer, The Spine Journal
  • Reviewer, Neurosurgery
  • Reviewer, Journal of Neurosurgery Case Lessons
Awards and Honors
  • 2021, Scoliosis Research Society Travelling Fellowship
  • 2020, World Pediatric Project Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • 2017, Scoliosis Research Society Dawson Fellowship
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Yang M, Hwang SW et al: What happens after a vertebral body tether break: incidence, location, and progression with 5-year follow-up. 57th Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 2022.
  • Hwang SW: Building a VBT team and performing the first case. 29th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (Early Career Surgeon Session), Miami, FL, Apr. 2022.
  • Hwang SW et al: Selection of fusion levels, ch. 11 and Kyphosis restoration in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, ch. 21. In The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide, 2e. Thieme Medical Publishers, Nov. 2021.
  • Hwang SW et al: Preoperative SRS pain score is the primary predictor of postoperative pain after surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: an observational retrospective study of pain outcomes from a registry of 1744 patients with a mean follow-up of 3.4 years. Eur Spine J 29(4):754-60, Apr. 2020.

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