Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery


  • University of California, San Diego, CA, 2003

Residencies & Internships

  • Henry Ford Hospital, Surgery, MI, 2009


  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, TX, 2011

About Me

I specialize in Pancreatic Cancer Surgery and Surgical Oncology

Dr. David Kwon is a board-certified surgeon and fellowship-trained surgical oncologist in the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, HFHS Campus. Dr. Kwon received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Columbia University. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kwon completed his residency in general surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he received multiple research and clinical awards. He went on to complete a surgical oncology fellowship from the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he developed clinical expertise in providing multidisciplinary care of cancer patients. Dr. Kwon's clinical interests focus on the care and surgical management of patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancies, including gastric, duodenal, biliary, and pancreatic cancers. His research focus is surgical quality of care, outcomes, and racial disparities. Dr. Kwon hopes to translate his findings to improve the overall care of cancer patients. 

Dr. Kwon specializes in providing assessment, treatment planning, and surgical services in a multidisciplinary setting. He is dedicated to providing compassionate care for his patients, while perfecting new techniques that improve survival, shorten recovery times, and minimize treatment-related side effects. He treats all his patients with the utmost respect and work with them in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere to provide the best possible care. 






Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital