Dr. Kim, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center. He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center, where he serves as principal and co-investigator on a number of clinical trials and research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other industry sponsors. Dr. Kim was formerly the Director of the Residency Program and Ophthalmology Fellowship Program and currently serves as Chief of the Cornea and External Disease Division and Director of the Refractive Surgery Service. Dr. Kim’s clinical and surgical expertise has resulted in continual annual listings by Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in North Carolina, and America’s Top Ophthalmologists since 2003 as well as featured stories on the Discovery Channel and The Wall Street Journal. He has also been voted by his peers as one of 300 Premier Surgeons in Ocular Surgery News. His academic accomplishments include over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. He is also editor and author of 4 well-respected textbooks on corneal diseases and cataract surgery.