Dr. Brian Kwon is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, the Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury, and holds the Dvorak Chair in Spine Trauma. He is an attending spine surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital — a Level One trauma centre and regional referral centre for spinal cord injuries (SCI). He is also a research scientist at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).
As a surgeon-scientist, Kwon is particularly interested in the bi-directional process of translational research for spinal cord injury. He has worked extensively on establishing biomarkers of human SCI to understand the biology of human injury and to better stratify injury severity and improve the prediction of neurologic outcome. He has led the development of a novel large animal model of SCI and is utilizing this for both bench-to-bedside and bedside-back-to-bench translational studies.
An up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Kwon is available here.