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Christopher Y. Kweon, M.D.

Assistant Professor

College
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2001
Medical School
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008
Residency
Banner Good Samaritan/Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Phoenix, AZ, 2013
Fellowship
University of Michigan, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014
Board Certification
Board Certified - ABOS 2016

Medical Licensures:
Washington State Medical Board, 2014-current
Michigan State Medical Board, 2012-current
About

Christopher Y. Kweon, M.D., is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium and a UW assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kweon specializes in providing comprehensive treatment of sports injuries using arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

Dr. Kweon earned his M.D. from the UW and did fellowship training in sports and shoulder surgery at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include treating disorders of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle in patients with sports injuries. His research interests include outcomes after treatment of sports medicine conditions, quality and value in orthopaedics and sports medicine, resident education and healthcare utilization and efficacy for common sports injuries.

Team Coverage Experience:

  • Team Physician, Skagit Valley College, 2014-2015
  • Team Physician, University of Michigan, 2013-2014
  • Team Physician, Eastern Michigan University, 2013-2014
  • Resident Team Physician, North Phoenix High School, 2010-2013
  • Resident Team Physician, La Joya Community High School, 2008-2009
  • Intern Athletic Trainer, Seattle Seahawks – National Football League, 2002 season
  • Student Athletic Trainer, University of Washington – Intercollegiate Athletics, 2000-2003

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Clinical Interests

Dr. Kweon's clinical interests include patient outcomes after treatment of sports medicine conditions, quality and value in orthopedics and sports medicine, and healthcare utilization and efficacy. His research interests include in, rotator cuff tears and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in young patients, value in sports medicine and resident education.

Personal Interests

Dr. Kweon enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, rooting for Husky Athletics, eating BBQ and playing softball.

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Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  1. Kweon C, Gagnier JJ, Robbins CB, Bedi A, Carpenter JE, Miller BS. Surgical versus Non-surgical Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: Demographics more Predictive than Patient-reported Pain and Disability. AJSM. 2015. In Press.
  2. Kweon C, Welton KL, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A. Arthroscopic Treatment of Cam-type Impingement of the Hip. JBJS Rev. 2015. In Press.
  3. Crawford EA, Welton KL, Kweon C, Kelly BT, Larson CM, Bedi A. Arthroscopic Treatment of Pincer-type Impingement of the Hip. JBJS Rev. 2015. In Press. 
  4. Schmale GS, Kweon C, Larson RV. High Satisfaction Yet Decreased Activity Four Years After Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. July 2014; 472(7): 2168-2174.
  5. Cunningham BP, Harmsen S, Kweon C, Patterson J, Waldrop R, McLaren AC, McLemore R. Have Levels of Evidence Improved the Quality of Orthopaedic Research? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. November 2013; 471(11): 3679-3686.
  6. Kweon C, McLaren AC, Leon C, McLemore R. Amphotericin B Delivery From Bone Cement Increases With Porosity but Strength Decreases. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. November 2011; 469(11): 3002-3007.
  7. Lederman E, Kweon C, Chhabra A. Late Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in the Shoulder of an Immunocompromised Host After Hemiarthroplasty: A Case Report. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., June 2011; 93(12): e67 1-4.
  8. Kweon C, Wahl C, Huber P. Cyclic Loading and Ultimate Strength of Rotator Cuff Repairs: A Comparison of an Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Technique and a Novel Arthroscopic Transosseous Tunnel Technique in a Cadaveric Model. Journal of Investigative Medicine; Vol. 54; Issue 1; Abstract number 216, January 2006. 
  9. Larson RV, Kweon CY. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Hamstring Tendon Autografts and Endobutton Femoral Fixation. Techniques in Knee Surgery. March 2005; 4(1):36-46.

Books and Book Chapters:

  1. Kile TA, Kweon C. Chapter 10. Degenerative Disease of the Ankle and Hindfoot. Thordarson DB. Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Foot and Ankle. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2012.
  2. Kweon C, Lederman E, Chhabra A. Chapter 2: Anatomy and biomechanics of the cruciate ligaments and their surgical implications. Fanelli, GC. The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management. 2nd ed. Springer Publishing 2012.
  3. Nugent M, Kweon C, Economopoulos K, Chhabra A. Chapter 11: Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction. Bach B, Provencher M. ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do When it Fails. SLACK Incorporated 2010.

Podium Presentations:

  1. Kweon C, Gagnier J, Robbins C, Bedi A, Carpenter J, Miller B. Surgical versus Non-surgical Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: Predictors of Treatment Allocation. 
    1. Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium; Detroit, MI. July 2014
    2. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Seattle, WA. July 2014
    3. The Big 10 Orthopaedic Sports Fellow Society; Seattle, WA. July 2014
  2. Kweon C, Jarbo K, Lederman E. Clinical and radiographic outcomes after revision rotator cuff repair utilizing allograft patch augmentation. 
    1. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2013.
    2. Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, AZ. June 2013.
  3. Roberts J, Swanson D, Kweon C, McLemore R, McLaren AC. Comparison of speed and economy of motion between running and interrupted subcutaneous repair techniques.
    1. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2013 (JRoberts).
    2. Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, AZ. June 2013 (JRoberts).
  4. Chhabra A, Kweon C, Jarbo K. AAOS Board Preparation and Review Refresher: Sports Medicine. Anikar Chhabra, MD, Webinar Director. June 2013.
  5. Kweon C, Swanson D, McLaren AC, Calara F, McLemore R. Biomechanical comparison of knotless continuous subcuticular repairs with three different suture materials.
    1. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2012.
    2. OREF Pacific Regional Resident Research Competition; Irvine, CA. June 2012.
    3. Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, AZ. June 2012.
  6. Swanson D, Kweon C, McLaren AC, McLemore R. Knot integrity in a running sutured skin closure.
    1. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. Jun 2012 (DSwanson).
    2. OREF Pacific Regional Resident Research Competition; Irvine, CA. Jun 2012 (DSwanson).
    3. Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, AZ. June 2012 (DSwanson).
  7. Cunningham B, Patterson J, Kweon C, Waldrop R, Harmsen S, McLaren AC, McLemore R. The Quality of Orthopaedic Research: Has anything changed since the introduction of levels of evidence?
    Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2011 (BCunningham).
  8. Kweon C, Kile T, Probst N. Early Arthrodesis rates in foot surgery utilizing allograft bone with Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
    Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2011.
  9. Kweon C, Miller R, McLaren A, Leon C, McLemore R. Evaluation of Amphotericin Release from Bone Cement. 
    1. Musculoskeletal Infection Society; Marina Del Rey, CA. August 2010. 
    2. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2010.
    3. OREF Southwest Regional Resident Research Competition; San Diego, CA. May 2010.
  10. Miller R, Kweon C, McLaren A, Leon C, McLemore R. The Effect of Mixing Technique on Compressive Strength and Antimicrobial Elution of High Dose Acrylic Bone Cement. University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day; Phoenix, AZ. May 2010 (RMiller).
  11. Kweon C, Crandall DG, Revella J. Segmental Cantilever Correction of Kyphosis and Kyphoscoliosis: Early Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes. 
    1. International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques; Vienna, Austria. July 2009 (DCrandall). 
    2. Banner Orthopaedic Resident Research Symposium; Phoenix, AZ. June 2009.
    3. University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day; Phoenix, AZ. May 2009. 
    4. AZ Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting; Phoenix, AZ. May 2009.
    5. OREF Southwest Regional Resident Research Competition; San Diego, CA. May 2009.
  12. Schmale G, Kweon C, Larson R. Early outcomes following ACL reconstruction using soft-tissue grafts passed across open physes.
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; San Diego, CA. February 2007. (GSchmale).
  13. Kweon C, Wahl C, Huber P. Cyclic Loading and Ultimate Strength of Rotator Cuff Repairs: A Comparison of an Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Technique and a Novel Arthroscopic Transosseous Tunnel Technique in a Cadaveric Model. 
    Western Student and Resident Medical Research Forum; Carmel, CA. February 2006.
  14. Orendurff M, Rohr E, Segal A, Kweon C, Medley J, Green J, Kadel N. Regional Foot Pressure During Running, Cutting, Jumping and Landing.
    International Society of Biomechanics-American Society of Biomechanics; Cleveland, OH. August 2005. (MOrendurff).

Poster Presentations:

  1. Roberts J, Swanson D, Kweon C, McLemore R, McLaren AC. Comparison of speed and economy of motion between running and interrupted subcutaneous repair techniques.
    University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day; Phoenix, AZ. May 2013.
  2. Swanson D, Kweon C, McLaren AC, McLemore R. Knot integrity in a running sutured skin closure.
    University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day; Phoenix, AZ. May 2012.
  3. Kweon C, McLaren A, Vernon TJ, Bingham J, Koeneman B, Saubolle M, McLemore R. Xylitol has no Antimicrobial Activity Against Commonly Encountered Orthopaedic Bacteria. 
    University of Arizona Academic Excellence Day; Phoenix, AZ. May 2010.
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