After completing my undergraduate studies at Duke University, I went on to earn my medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. I grew up in Massachusetts but have now adopted the Pacific Northwest as my home. I lived in Seattle for five years prior to moving to Portland in 2012. My wife, whom I met in medical school, was born and raised here. I chose orthopedic surgery as a career because I was fascinated with the interplay between anatomy and biomechanics, and I found getting people back to doing the things they loved very rewarding. I am dual fellowship trained in hand surgery and sports medicine, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. My practice primarily consists of treating conditions of the upper extremity, but I also do some general orthopedic surgery such as fracture care. My core philosophy is shared decision making. I enjoy educating patients about their condition, explaining the treatment options, and helping them choose which course of action will best fit their personality and their lifestyle. I thrive by spending time with my wife and two kids and traveling to new places. I love my work, but it’s the time away from work that recharges me. Dr. Hwang was elected as a top doctor in Portland Monthly’s 2014 and 2016-2018 “Top Docs and Nurses” feature.
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2005
University of Washington School of Medicine 2010
Ohio State University Medical Center 2012
Taos Orthopaedic Institute 2011
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand