Curriculum Vitae

Education

Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease

Duke University Department of Ophthalmology
Durham, NC
1996 – 1997

Residency

Duke University Department of Ophthalmology
Durham, NC
1993 – 1996

Internship

Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
1992 – 1993

Research

Rockefeller University: Pew Research Fellowship

New York, NY

1990-1991

​Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL
1987 – 1992

 

Undergraduate

Northwestern University: Neurobiology and Physiology
Evanston, IL
1983 – 1987

Licensure and Board Certification
  • Licensed California Physician & Surgeon

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

  • VISX Excimer Laser System in PTK and PRK, 1997

  • C-LASIK: Lamellar Refractive Surgery, 1999

  • VISX Excimer Laser System in LASIK, 2000

Academic & Administrative Appointments

Faculty Appointments

1996-1997

Clinical Associate, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

1997-2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2004- 2005

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Hospital Positions Held

1997-1999

Staff Physician, American Lake Veterans’ Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Tacoma, WA

1999-2001

Consultant, Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Anchorage, AK

1997-2003

Associate Medical Staff, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

1997-2003

Associate Medical Staff, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

1997-2003

Staff Physician, Veterans’ Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

2004-2006

Associate Medical Staff, United General Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, WA

2004-2006

Associate Medical Staff, Skagit Valley Medical Center, Mount Vernon, WA

2007-2009

Surgical Instructor for Stanford University ophthalmology residents at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Hospital, CA

2006-present

Active Medical Staff, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA

2006-present

Active Medical Staff, Los Gatos Surgical Center, Los Gatos, CA

Hospital Appointments
  • Former Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital. Los Gatos, CA, 2014-2016

  • Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose

  • Los Gatos Surgical Center

Memberships
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

  • California Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (CAEPS)

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

1999-2000

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty Search Committee for Neuro-Ophthalmology Position.

2000-2003

School of Medicine, Admissions Committee

Good Samaritan Hospital (San Jose, CA)

Jan 2014 – Jan 2016

Jan 2014 – Jan 2016

Jan 2012 – Jan 2014

Jan 2012 – Jan 2014

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Medical Executive Committee

Credential Committee

Vice-Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Awards & Honors

Undergraduate

1987

Graduation with Distinction

1987

Phi Beta Kappa

1987

Mortar Board

Medical School

1988

Korean Honor Scholarship

1988

Achievement Awards for College Scientists

1988

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; National Institutes of Health Summer Research Award

1989

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists

1990

Pew Research Scholarship, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Residency

1994

Duke University Eye Center Resident Research Grant

1995

ARVO/Retina Research Foundation/Lawrence Travel Fellowship Grant

1996

Duke University Eye Center: Unrestricted Grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Publications and Presentations
  1. Chua SC, Brown AW, Kim J, Hennessey K, Leibel RL, Hirsch J: Food deprivation and hypothalamic neuropeptide gene expression: Effects of strain background and the diabetes mutation. Molec Brain Res 1991;11:291-9.

  2. Merrill PT, Kim J, Cox TA, Betor CC, McCallum RM, Jaffe GJ: Uveitis in the southeastern United States. Curr Eye Res 1997;16(9):865-74.

  3. Kim J, Foulks GN: Evaluation of the effect of lissamine green and rose bengal on human corneal epithelial cells.  Cornea 1999;18:328-32.

  4. Kim J: The use of vital dyes in corneal disease [Review]. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2000:11:241-7.

  5. Kim J, Wilson SE: Preserving the corneal endothelium in cataract surgery. Comprehensive Ophthalmol Update 2000;1:209-19.

  6. Perriman LM, Harrison DA, KIM J: Fungal keratitis after photorefractive keratectomy: delayed diagnosis and treatment in a co-managed setting. J Refract Surg 2003;19(3):364-6.

  7. Kim J, Kinyoun JL, Saperstein DA, Porter SL: Subluxation of transscleral sutured posterior chamber intraocular lens (TSIOLs). Am J Ophthalmol  2003;136(2):382-4.

  8. Kim J, Netto MV: Keratoconus associated with Hyper-IgE Syndrome. Cornea 2004;23(1):93-6.

  9. Kim J: Extended Depth of Focus Intraocular Lenses. In P. Gupta & N. Venkateswaran (Eds.), The Duke Manual of Corneal and Cataract Surgery. 2022 (1st ed., pp. 73-74). 

Published Abstracts

  1. Kim J, Hennessey K, Chua SC, Leibel RL, and Hirsch J: Cold stress increases neuropeptide Y mRNA in mouse hypothalamus and adrenal gland. The FASEB Journal, Part II (1991), #5508.

  2. Hennessey K, Kim J, Chua SC, Leibel RL, and Hirsch J: Influence of the diabetes mutation on hypothalamic neuropeptide Y mRNA. The FASEB Journal, Part II (1991), #5509.

  3. Shields MB, Kim J, and White WN II: The accuracy of topographic measurements with the Glaucome-Scope. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1995; 36(4):S970 (ARVO Abstract #4474).

  4. Kim J, Neely KA, and Hatchell DL: Xenograft of islets of Langerhans in the subretinal space. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1995;36(4):S486 (ARVO Abstract #2249).

  5. Kim J, Ross JG, Fowler WC, Straub KD, Barnett GA, Iacobucci MJ, Szarmes EB, Ross JR, Vietorisz EC, Plunkett MA, and Howell DM: Confocal microscopic analysis of laser-tissue interactions in the porcine cornea using mid-infrared wavelengths from the free electron laser. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1996;37(3):S64 (ARVO Abstract #299).

  6. Fowler WC, Kim J, Cox T, Langford CA, and St. Clair EW: Ocular surface staining characteristics of lissamine green and rose bengal in patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and primary Sjögren syndrome. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1997; 38(4):S151 (ARVO Abstract #741).

  7. Kim J, Foulks GN: Evaluation of the effect of lissamine green and rose bengal on human corneal epithelial cell proliferation in vitro. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl) 1997; 38(4):S864 (ARVO Abstract #4032).

  8. Karyampudi P, Chen PP, Harrison DA, Kim J, Mills RP: Effect of cataract extraction on Nerve Fiber Analyzer, GDx. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (Suppl);40:S837 (ARVO Abstract #4410).

Presentations

10/96: “IOL Calculations in the Postoperative Refractive Surgery Patient,” A Comprehensive Refractive Surgery Symposium.  Duke University Eye Center, Durham, N.C.

01/98: “Glaucoma and Cataract Management Following Keratorefractive Surgery,” Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Seattle, Wash.

06/98: “Common Eye Problems,” American Academy of Family Physicians’ Board Review, Seattle, Washington.

 

09/98: “Glaucoma and Cataract Management Following Keratorefractive Surgery,” Madigan Army Medical Center Grand Rounds, Tacoma, Wash. 

 

06/00: “Dislocation of Sutured IOLs” (with S. Porter), 25th Annual Resident Alumni Day,  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle.

 

11/01: “Subluxation of Transscleral Sutured Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens (TSIOL)” (with J.Kinyoun, D. Saperstein, and S. Porter), AAO Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

 

06/02: “Confocal Microscopy: Usefulness in Evaluating Corneal Changes Induced by LASIK” (with M. Kapadia, S.Wilson, R. Ambrosio, and D. Harrison), 27th Annual Resident Alumni Day, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle.

 

06/02: “Screening Patients for Refractive Surgery” (with R. Ambrosio, S. Wilson, D. Harrison, and S. Klyce), 27th Annual Resident Alumni Day, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle.

 

06/03: “Intraocular Lens Power Calculation After Refractive Surgery: Hit of Miss: Our Experience” (with M. Kapadia), 28th Annual Resident Alumni Day, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle.