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Dr. Murray Kwon, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 53

Dr. Kwon

UCLA Cardiac Surgery Associates

10833 Le Conte Ave CHS 62-229 Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Dr. Murray Kwon, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

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Dr. Murray Kwon is an outstanding Cardio-Thoracic surgeon. We highly recommend him. He is definitely a 5-star surgeon. My wife had an Aortic aneurysm on the ascending arch of the aorta. Open heart surgery was required to correct the situation. Dr. Kwon and his team spent hours working with us to help us understand the surgery, its risks, and the risks of not doing it. Each step of the way Dr. Kwon worked with us to understand the procedure and the recovery. During the surgery, Dr. Kwon's team kept me informed each step of the way on how the surgery was proceeding. Following surgery, Dr. Kwon visited us frequently in the ICU to make sure the recovery was going well. Once my wife was released from the hospital Dr. Kwon and UCLA Home care continued to remain in contact with us. We were never alone and could always reach someone on Dr. Kwon's team to help us. We highly recommend Dr. Kwon.
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Dr Kwon performed my open heart surgery on 6/7/19. I cannot say enough good things about him. From the beginning of this process, I have had not ONE complaint. His staff was friendly, courteous, and professional - especially Rafi. I was referred to Dr. Kwon by my local cardiologist. I live 150 mi from LA and doing the surgery at UCLA required additional time and coordination from his team. Due to the geographical difference, I didn't meet Dr. Kwon until the day before surgery. From the moment I met him, I felt a sense of relief and confidence in both him and the outcome. He repaired my aorta aneurysm, finding and repairing 2 additional unknowns along the way. My recovery has been amazing-I have had NO pain. 5 months later I feel great, no restrictions and no medications! Paramount to the success of any surgery is having trust and confidence in the doc. I had that and so much more with Dr, Kwon, he's the best and deserves way more than 5 stars in my rating system!!
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I cannot say enough about my experience with Dr. Kwon. He replaced my aortic valve recently (9/27/2019) and it is perfect. Dr. Kwon answered all of my questions and explained everything about the surgery. During the run up to surgery, both Dr. Kwon and his assistant, Rafi, went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable with the process. My stay at the hospital (UCLA-Ronald Reagan) also went well with Dr. Kwon's and staff keeping up with my care daily.
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Dr. Murray Kwon performed surgery on my wifes ascending Aortic Aneurysm. He spent hours with us before hand helping us understanding the risk of the surgery versus the risk of a "burst". Before the surgery he made sure that coronary artery bypass and MAZE procedures were evaluated. After the surgery his follow up was outstanding. We highly recommend Dr. Kwon for Cardio Thoracic surgeries
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Being told one needs heart surgery can be very anxiety provoking. My goal is to help alleviate this by not only providing assurance that you will receive the highest standards of care available, but to ensure forthright and open communication to help you feel comfortable while making complex but informed choices.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


University Of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Internship Hospital
Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School


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(310) 825-5758

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kwon's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aortic Valve Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwon performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Kwon performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwon performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kwon performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Vascular Disease

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kwon treats Vascular Disease more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kwon treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kwon's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Percutaneous Valve Surgery
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Transplantation
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy