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Steven Hwang

Steven W. Hwang, MD

Specialties
  • Neurosurgery
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

More About Me

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

Medical Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Canada
5/1/2003

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

Residency
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA
6/30/2009

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

Academic Positions and Locations

Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia

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
Awards and Honors
  • 2021, SRS Travelling Fellowship
  • 2017, SRS Dawson Fellowship
  • 2020, World Pediatric Project Humanitarian of the Year Award
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Presentation: American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons annual meeting- Prospective Follow-up of Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering for Idiopathic Scoliosis: Prospective Results from an FDA IDE Study (01/26-1/31/20) Hwang SW
  • Presentation: 52nd Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting (podium)- Preoperative SRS Pain Score is the Primary Predictor of Postoperative Back Pain after AIS Surgery (09/06-09/09/17) Hwang SW, Samdani AF, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Lonner BS, Pahys JM
  • Presentation: 24th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (podium)- Neuromuscular Scoliosis Complication Rates Are Significantly Decreased from a Decade Ago: A Report From the SRS M&M Database (07/12-07/15/27) Hwang SW, Samdani AF, Keeny HM, Hansen DS, Blanke KM, Pahys JM

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