Daniel I. Kwon, MD

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salivary Gland
Accepting New Patients

Telehealth appointments are available.


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 5100 Ste 5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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1370 Foothill Blvd Suite 100 , La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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222 W Eulalia St Suite 200 , Glendale, CA 91204

Mon & Thurs: 

8 a.m - 5 p.m

Wed: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, Korean
About Daniel I. Kwon, MD
Daniel Kwon, MD, is a fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon at Keck Medicine of USC, who sees patients for a wide range of head and neck conditions, with a specialized practice in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, advanced squamous cell cancers and free flap reconstruction. Dr. Kwon believes in the importance of trust and integrity and is committed to making his patient’s wellness a priority above all else, no matter the circumstance.

Dr. Kwon is dedicated to researching optimal ways to improve wound healing in high-risk head and neck cancer patients. He is also interested in determining new ways to provide the best functional outcomes and quality of life for patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery.

He has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles on topics such as improving outcomes in early intervention of swallow therapy in throat cancer and personalized thyroid cancer care. He has presented at conferences, covering numerous topics in his field, including comprehensive care for children with thyroid cancer and transoral cancer surgery.

Passionate about serving the community, Dr. Kwon is a dedicated clinical mentor and volunteer with various biomedical outreach programs. He is also a distinguished member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Thyroid Association.

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Kwon moved to California to complete his otolaryngology residency at Loma Linda University. He then went on to New York City for fellowship training in head and neck cancer, microvascular reconstruction and robotic surgery with Dr. Eric Genden and Dr. Brett Miles at Mount Sinai Hospital. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Kwon returned to Southern California and joined the faculty at Loma Linda University. There he worked alongside Dr. Alfred Simental, one of the foremost thyroid cancer surgeons in the country, before joining Keck Medicine to help establish the USC Thyroid Center of Excellence. He is an associate professor of clinical otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, within the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Kwon enjoys spending his free time running, cycling and supporting his favorite soccer team. He believes in promoting urban infrastructure and does not like sitting in traffic, so you will usually see him riding his bike to work. Becoming a surgeon and providing care was his childhood dream.
“I believe in working with my patients and their families to create a personalized treatment plan that keeps in mind their health priorities and quality of life. To achieve this, it is fundamental to make appropriate surgical plans, carefully weighing the risks versus the benefits and providing high-quality surgery with superior outcomes.”


  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Salivary Gland
Areas of Focus
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Parotid and Salivary Gland Disorders, Sialoendoscopy, Transoral Laser Microsurgery and Robotic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery
Academic Title
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Pacificare
  • USC Network
  • Interplan
  • Aetna
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Coventry Health Care
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Health Net Covered California
  • NEXT
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • GEHA
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Health Net
  • Marian Health Services
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • First Health
  • Watchtower
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • Medicare
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • MultiPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Brand New Day

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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