Dr. Hwang received both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School as well as a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Dr. Hwang interned in the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed his residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He served as Chief Resident of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hwang then completed a fellowship in Spine Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
“We searched elite training programs across America for a spine specialist for our community and are now pleased to introduce Dr. Raymond Hwang to DeKalb County” – Steven Glasgow, M.D.
Dr. Hwang is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society. He is Board Eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
On choosing to specialize in the spine . . .
The anatomy of the spine is remarkable in both structure and function. Its complexity makes many back and neck issues challenging to both diagnose and treat. Yet spine-related health issues are very common. Knowing that I can provide a service to patients that can improve their quality of life is important to me. Furthermore, spine surgery is a field that is still growing and evolving. Our understanding of the spine is constantly improving. Being a part of this dynamic specialty makes spine surgery especially engaging and enjoyable to practice.
On being a part of team MOI . . .
Working in a multidisciplinary group of physicians with outstanding credentials and training is important to me. I believe teamwork is fostered in such an environment, leading to better patient care. MOI physicians are passionate about their work and very involved with the community. I think this is reflected in the patient experience. It is an honor to practice alongside these dedicated and talented individuals.
Why the Midwest . . .
I was born and raised in the Midwest. While I left to go to college in Boston, I never lost that Midwestern sensibility. It was only natural for me to return after I had completed all my training. It is great to be back and I am looking forward to getting to know the community!
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