Thoracic Surgeon Sean Kwon, MD, FACS Joins White Plains Hospital Physicians Associates


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (July 18, 2016) – The thoracic surgery team at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates has added Dr. Sean Kwon to its roster of exceptional physicians and surgeons. Dr. Kwon is a skilled and highly experienced thoracic surgeon with extensive expertise in minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery.

He holds board certification from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Angiology and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Most recently, Dr. Kwon was at the North Shore-LIJ Health System (now Northwell Health) where he was an attending Thoracic Surgeon since 2010, an Assistant Program Director, and an Assistant Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and completed his general surgery residency at Tufts/Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA; his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento; and a Thoracic Oncology Surgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Kwon holds numerous other professional and society memberships, including the American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the Korean American Medical Association. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Angiology. He is the lead or co-author on articles in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals and has delivered lectures on research as well as clinical aspects of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Kwon is fluent in Korean. His office is part of the Westchester Thoracic practice located in the new White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care at 2 Longview Avenue in White Plains. The office is reachable by phone at (914) 849-7655.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the White Plains Hospital Cancer Program, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 15% of hospitals nationwide. White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System. For additional information, visit