Brian Kwon

Degrees / Credentials



Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
Spine Surgeon, Vancouver Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital
Dvorak Chair in Spine Trauma
Director, UBC Spine Surgery Fellowship
Director, Vancouver Spine Research Program
Director, ICORD


Associate Member

Dr. Kwon is a surgeon-scientist with advanced training in spine surgery and also a PhD in neuroscience. He is a Professor in the UBC Department of Orthopaedics. As an attending orthopaedic spine surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital his practice is focused on the management of adult spine trauma, spinal cord injuries, and non-traumatic conditions such as spine infection, deformity, and degeneration. As a neuroscientist and Principal Investigator at ICORD, Dr. Kwon runs an active basic/translational research laboratory. Dr. Kwon is currently also serving as the Associate Director, Clinical Research, for ICORD and is the Director of Research for the Vancouver Spine Research Program.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address
6th Floor, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


  • spinal cord injury

Research Areas