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Hower Kwon, MD

Hower Kwon, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Autism Center

On staff since December 2009

Academic Title: Associate Clinical Professor

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    • 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.
      17403981 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.
      17407128 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.
      16234808 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.
      15540637 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.
      15254095 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.
      15163693 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.
      15056529 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.
      15187808 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.
      14993117 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.
      14744477 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.
      12729146 Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2003 May : 320-4

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