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Title Director of Laparoscpoic Liver Surgery
Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Korean, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT)
  • Transplant
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 12 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Seoul National University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea,

Fellowship - Samsung Medical Center
HBP Surgery and Liver Transplant
Seoul, Korea,

Fellowship - Seoul National University Hospital
HBP Surgery and liver transplant
Seoul, Korea,

Residency - Seoul National University Hospital
Surgical Residency General Surgery
Seoul, Korea,

Internship - Seoul National University Hospital
Rotating Internship
Seoul, Korea,

Medical Education - Seoul National University College of Medicine
Seoul, Korea,

Undergraduate - Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea

Specialty Interests

Laparoscopic liver resection, living donor liver transplantation, liver cancer

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Choon H David Kwon, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/23/2020, Dr. Kwon has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

51 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr. Kwon's bed side manner was so comforting and reassuring while not just telling me what I wanted to hear. I would highly recommend Dr. Kwon and his team.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Kwon was great

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

My experience with Dr. Kwon was excellent. He was confident and very gracious with my family and myself. I could not ask for a better surgeon. I would also like to Thank Rachael, Dr. Kwon's nurse,she was just amazing keeping me informed and confident concerning my procedure.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Always a pleasure to talk to Dr Kwon

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Kwon really cares about my well-being and makes sure that I am heard and the all my questions are addressed. He takes the time to listen and cares about me as a person. I appreciate his attention/time and an honored to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Dr Kwon and his staff were out standing would recommend him in a heart beat Plus he is a very nice guy

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