Choon H David Kwon, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Surgery
- Liver Resection
- Liver Surgery
- Liver Transplant
- Liver Transplantation
- Liver Tumor Clinic
- Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT)
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Mass
- Abdominal Organ Transplant
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Cyst
- Liver Disease
- Liver Failure
- Liver Fibrosis
- Liver Mass
- Liver Polyps
- Liver Tumors
- Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
- Surgical critical care
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About Choon H David Kwon, MD, PhD
Dr. Kwon is the Director of Laparoscopic Liver Surgery in Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute. His focus is in HPB Oncology and Liver Transplantation, including Living Donor Liver Transplantation. He completed his medical education including internship, surgical residency and fellowship in liver transplantation in Korea. Having had interest in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Kwon started performing laparoscopic liver resection in 2008. He has helped numerous centers, both domestic and overseas, establish the laparoscopic and/or living donor liver transplantation programs, including Cleveland Clinic. Learn more about Dr. Kwon:
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - Seoul National University College of Medicine
Fellowship - Samsung Medical Center
HBP Surgery and Liver Transplant
Fellowship - Seoul National University Hospital
HBP Surgery and liver transplant
Residency - Seoul National University Hospital
Surgical Residency General Surgery
Internship - Seoul National University Hospital
Medical Education - Seoul National University College of Medicine
Undergraduate - Seoul National University
Laparoscopic liver resection, living donor liver transplantation, liver cancer
Awards & Honors
Innovations & Patents
Research & Publications
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- Medtronic plc
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Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023
Dr. Kwon's nurse, Jennifer, is super efficient and helpful!!!
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022
Dr. Kwon was very professional and at the same time personable. He listened and was very clear about all aspects of my upcoming surgery.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022
Every dr. did a great job explaining what was going to happen, happened, or what to expect.
Reviewed on May 20, 2022
Dr. Kwon is the most caring and amazing doctor. We could not ask for a better doctor.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022
Dr Kwon is extremely knowledgeable, professional and kind! I am not sure what I would do without him.