Young H. Kwon

Medical Consultant

Dr. Young H. Kwon is a renowned glaucoma specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he serves as the Clifford M.and Ruth M. Altermatt Professor of Glaucoma and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.  

For almost a decade, Dr. Kwon was a member of the Preferred Practice Pattern Glaucoma Panel, which outlines best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed papers and scientific book chapters, including an article in The New England Journal of Medicine (2009), and served as a Glaucoma Section Editor and Editorial Board Member of Eye, The Scientific Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK).

He has been recognized with many awards, including Mid-Career Clinician-Scientist Award from The American Glaucoma Society, Senior Achievement Award from The American Academy of Ophthalmology and "Best Doctors in America."

Dr. Kwon is the inventor of four patents and his research has been funded through a variety of private, state, and federal organizations since 1997.  He holds n MD from the Yale University School of Medicine and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (a Harvard teaching hospital) and glaucoma fellowship at Yale University.

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