Profile

Hower Kwon, MD

Hower Kwon, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Autism Center

On staff since December 2009

Academic Title: Associate Clinical Professor

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

New York University School of Medicine, New York

Residency

Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles

Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles
Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Fellowship, Stanford University - Psychiatry and Behavorial Science, Stanford

Clinical Interests

Autism and pervasive developmental disorders; neuropsychiatry

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

  • Gothelf D, Feinstein C, Thompson T, Gu E, Penniman L, Van Stone E, Kwon H, Eliez S, Reiss AL
    Risk factors for the emergence of psychotic disorders in adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
    The American journal of psychiatry , 2007 Apr, : 663-9
  • Schumann CM, Hamstra J, Goodlin-Jones BL, Kwon H, Reiss AL, Amaral DG
    Hippocampal size positively correlates with verbal IQ in male children.
    Hippocampus , 2007 : 486-93
  • Gothelf D, Eliez S, Thompson T, Hinard C, Penniman L, Feinstein C, Kwon H, Jin S, Jo B, Antonarakis SE, Morris MA, Reiss AL
    COMT genotype predicts longitudinal cognitive decline and psychosis in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
    Nature neuroscience , 2005 Nov. : 1500-2
  • Kwon H, Ow AW, Pedatella KE, Lotspeich LJ, Reiss AL
    Voxel-based morphometry elucidates structural neuroanatomy of high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.
    Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2004 Nov. : 760-4
  • Schumann CM, Hamstra J, Goodlin-Jones BL, Lotspeich LJ, Kwon H, Buonocore MH, Lammers CR, Reiss AL, Amaral DG
    The amygdala is enlarged in children but not adolescents with autism; the hippocampus is enlarged at all ages.
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience , 2004 July 14 : 6392-401
  • Reiss AL, Eckert MA, Rose FE, Karchemskiy A, Kesler S, Chang M, Reynolds MF, Kwon H, Galaburda A
    An experiment of nature: brain anatomy parallels cognition and behavior in Williams syndrome.
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience , 2004 May 26 : 5009-15
  • Kwon H
    Tardive dyskinesia in an autistic patient treated with risperidone.
    The American journal of psychiatry , 2004 Apr, : 757-8
  • Piggot J, Kwon H, Mobbs D, Blasey C, Lotspeich L, Menon V, Bookheimer S, Reiss AL
    Emotional attribution in high-functioning individuals with autistic spectrum disorder: a functional imaging study.
    Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2004 Apr, : 473-80
  • Lotspeich LJ, Kwon H, Schumann CM, Fryer SL, Goodlin-Jones BL, Buonocore MH, Lammers CR, Amaral DG, Reiss AL
    Investigation of neuroanatomical differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.
    Archives of general psychiatry , 2004 Mar. : 291-8
  • Barnea-Goraly N, Kwon H, Menon V, Eliez S, Lotspeich L, Reiss AL
    White matter structure in autism: preliminary evidence from diffusion tensor imaging.
    Biological psychiatry , 2004 Feb. 1 : 323-6
  • Fryer SL, Kwon H, Eliez S, Reiss AL
    Corpus callosum and posterior fossa development in monozygotic females: a morphometric MRI study of Turner syndrome.
    Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2003 May : 320-4