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Ki S. Hwang, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Board-Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Ki Soo Hwang, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. He is an attending spine surgeon at St. Joseph`s University Medical Center.

After graduating from University of Rochester with honors, Dr. Hwang attended New Jersey Medical School and completed orthopedic surgery training at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

As an orthopedic resident, Dr. Hwang spent a year dedicated to researching spinal deformity under Dr. Jean Pierre Farcy. He then completed the prestigious University of California at San Francisco Spinal Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Hwang has been treating patients from North New Jersey and New York City area for more than 15 years.

Dr. Hwang has earned the Top Doc award multiple times and is especially skilled in the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis through minimally invasive surgery

He utilizes advanced techniques to correct spinal deformities and often performs revision surgery for both pediatric and adult patients with failed back or flat back syndrome.

He has taught orthopedic residents, spine surgery fellows and other practicing spine surgeons around the world in leading-edge surgical and nonsurgical spinal approaches. He routinely lectures and performs clinical teaching at multiple national and international spine conferences. Dr. Hwang has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the management of spinal disorders.

As an integral member of one of the busiest spinal practices in New Jersey, Dr. Hwang strives to continually reduce pain, increase the level of function and improve the quality of life for each patient.


Dr. Ki S. Hwang’s Specialties

Dr. Ki S. Hwang specializes in spine surgery and the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis through minimally invasive surgery.

  • check Adult & Pediatric Spine Procedures
  • check Spinal Deformities
  • check Degenerative Disc Disease
  • check Spinal Stenosis
  • check Spondylolisthesis
  • check Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Ki S. Hwang’s Education & Achievements

Get to know Dr. Hwang — a leading orthopedic spine surgeon at OrthoEast.

Doctorate of Medicine: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Orthopedic Spinal Surgery, University of California at San Francisco

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society,
  • AO Spine

  • St. Joseph`s University Medical Center
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital–NYC
  • Holy Name Medical Center
  • The Valley Hospital
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston

  • New York/New Jersey Top Doctors: 2016
  • NJ Favorite Kids’ Doctor: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Ki S. Hwang, M.D.

Dr. Ki S. Hwang’s Publications

Comparing clinical and radiological outcomes between single-level OLIF and XLIF: A systematic review and meta-analysis

The 5-factor modified Frailty Index (mFI-5) predicts adverse outcomes after elective Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Should we bridge the cervicothoracic junction in long cervical fusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of the literature

Does Percutaneous Lumbosacral Pedicle Screw Instrumentation Prevent Long-Term Adjacent Segment Disease after Lumbar Fusion?

Comparing Mid-Term Outcomes Between ACDF and Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy

Metal-on-metal versus metal-on-plastic artificial discs in two-level anterior cervical disc replacement: a meta-analysis with follow-up of 5 years or more

Does obesity affect long-term outcomes of extreme lateral interbody fusion with posterior stabilization?

Omovertebral bone causing traumatic compression of the cervical spinal cord and acute neurological deficits in a patient with Sprengel’s deformity and Klippel-Feil syndrome: case report

Cervical Computed Tomography Angiography Rarely Leads to Intervention in Patients With Cervical Spine Fractures