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Hower Kwon, MD

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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 NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

Risk factors for the emergence of psychotic disorders in adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
The American journal of psychiatry , 2007 Apr: 663-9
Hippocampal size positively correlates with verbal IQ in male children.
Hippocampus , 2007: 486-93
COMT genotype predicts longitudinal cognitive decline and psychosis in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Nature neuroscience , 2005 Nov: 1500-2
Voxel-based morphometry elucidates structural neuroanatomy of high-functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.
Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2004 Nov: 760-4
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 Jul 14: 6392-401
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
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
Tardive dyskinesia in an autistic patient treated with risperidone.
The American journal of psychiatry , 2004 Apr: 757-8
Investigation of neuroanatomical differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.
Archives of general psychiatry , 2004 Mar: 291-8
White matter structure in autism: preliminary evidence from diffusion tensor imaging.
Biological psychiatry , 2004 Feb 1: 323-6
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

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
CAC - Autism Center
4909 - 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-8080

Additional Offices

Bellevue Child Behavior Center
365 - 118th Ave SE
Suite 118
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-454-2911

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