Dr. Gene Kim earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburg
School of Medicine. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the
Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and a fellowship in cornea,
external disease and refractive surgery at the John A. Moran Eye
Center of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr.
Kim’s sub-specialty is cornea and external disease and refractive
surgery. His primary clinical interests are cataracts, dry eye, corneal transplantation,
refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK) and vision correction surgery (Phakic
Intraocular Lens). In practice since 2011, he treats patients three years and
older and speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is also a clinical assistant professor and
assistant director of medical student education in the Department of
Ophthalmology at the University of
Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, where he has
received several teaching awards.
Kim believes that many times patients are lost in medical jargon and are merely
given instructions on what to do without proper knowledge of their actual issue.
He believes in fully explaining medical conditions, helping patients to understand
what is going on, and encouraging teamwork throughout treatment, an approach
that improves patient outcomes. He also places a value on spending time with
patients during their visits and taking the time to listen to all their needs.
Kim is a resident of Houston.