Get to know Urogynecologist Dr. Soo Kwon, who serves patients in New York, New York.
Dr. Kwon is a trusted and well-respected urogynecologist. She serves as Chief of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, New York.
The doctor’s areas of focus include female urinary incontinence, fistula of the female genital organs, pelvic prolapse, (vaginal bulge), and vaginal hysterectomy.
Lenox Hill Hospital is a 450-bed acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It is one of the cornerstones of Northwell Health, providing the full spectrum of clinical healthcare services for patients of all ages. The mission of the hospital is to deliver outstanding health care with compassion and respect, to promote wellness in its communities, and to advance the field of medicine through education and research.
Holding an academic title, Dr. Kwon serves as an Associate Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
Her acclaimed career in medicine began after she earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1992. She then went on to perform her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, followed by her 3 year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Specializing in women’s health, Dr. Kwon is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology & female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The mission of the ABOG is to define standards, certify obstetricians and gynecologists, and facilitate continuous learning to advance knowledge, practice, and professionalism in women’s health.
A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), she is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, International Continence Society, and the International Urogynecological Association. In addition, she is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.
Dr. Kwon’s passion is also Global Health. She has traveled to many parts of Africa, South and Central America to perform female reconstructive surgeries and vaginal fistula repairs for over a decade. She was appointed as the Director for Ghana Fellowship Program by International Urogynecological Association. This is the only accredited fellowship in the field in Africa. Also, she led a large group of doctors and nurses to underdeveloped countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo for obstetric fistula repair surgery and to assist in building programs to help these women without resources. Her international work, including in the fistula repair arena was recognized by the International Urogynecological Association (largest society in the world for urogynecology/ Female Pelvic Surgery), she was selected to be the Vice-Chair of Foundation of International Urogynecological Association to develop programs to help women with pelvic floor disorders.
Her other philanthropic endeavors, Dr. Kwon is the Co-Founder of the Freed and Kwon Medical Humanitarian Fund, which has been created to provide surgical services, educate medical students and residents, and improve the general health of the communities it serves in developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Learn More about Dr. Soo Kwon:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2210912-Soo-Kwon-OB-GYN-Obstetrician-Gynecologist or through Northwell Health, https://www.northwell.edu/find-care/find-a-doctor/urogynecology/dr-soo-y-kwon-md-11358090
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