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Dr. Kim is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon. He has extensive clinical experience in the management of retinal diseases associated with pathologic angiogenesis and is devoted to understanding the mechanisms of vitreoretinal disease. A former NIH-sponsored K12 scholar, Dr. Kim is evaluating neovascular membranes obtained from patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy in order to understand the underlying mechanisms of aberrant retinal angiogenesis. He is also studying the cell biology of proliferative vitreretinopathy (PVR) membranes obtained from patients. Other areas of interest include retinal toxicities and their mechanisms of cell death, as well as computational modeling of oxygen distribution in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to predict conversion to wet AMD.
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M.D., Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program (2005)
Ophthalmology Residency, University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute (2009)
Vitreoretinal Fellowship, University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute (2011)
2010: Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow
2008: Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat
2008: Lillian and Henry Nesburn Award for Research Excellence
2008, 2007: Doheny Resident Travel Grant
2007: ARVO Travel Grant Award
2005: Selma and Karl Folkers Prize for Biomedical Research