Yong Kyong Kwon, MD

Yong Kyong Kwon, MD


  • Children's Title: Surgical Director, Liver Transplant
  • Academic Title: Associate Professor, Surgery
  • On Staff Since: June 2023
  • Biography

    Yong K. Kwon, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, joined Seattle Children’s Transplant Surgery Division in June 2023 as Surgical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Additionally, he serves as Director of Clinical Innovation in Organ Perfusion and Procurement in the Transplant Surgery Division at the University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kwon earned his M.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery residency, followed by a transplant and hepatopancreaticobiliary fellowship.

    Prior to joining Seattle Children's Transplant Surgery Division, Dr. Kwon served as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, one of the top pediatric and living donor liver transplant centers in the United States. In addition, he served as a surgical co-director of the living donor liver transplant program and as a quality director for the division. Dr. Kwon's expertise lies in performing segmental and split liver transplants, as well as living donor transplants. He is a passionate supporter of organ donation and actively advocates for the development of allocation policies that prioritize the welfare of children.

    Board Certification(s)

    Surgery (General Surgery)


    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC


    MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

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