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Judy E. Kim, M.D.

Judy Kim

National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) Planning Group
National Eye Institute (NEI),
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin


  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Age-related macular degeneration

Current activities

Dr. Kim is active in research, education, and patient care related to retinal conditions. She heads the Teleophthalmology to Improve Eye Care among Latinos (TIEHL) project through a Healthy Wisconsin Partnership Project to address issues related to improving access to care and reducing vision loss in high-risk populations. Her research interests include clinical trials, telemedicine, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal surgery, and ocular imaging. She is a noted national and international expert and speaker in her field.

Professional highlights

Dr. Kim is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Since 2003, she has been selected one of the "Best Doctors in America" and is listed in "Top Doctors" and "M Magazine Top Docs." She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the Council for American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the Executive Board of Women in Retina and the Editorial Board of JAMA Ophthalmology. Dr. Kim is active in the Macula Society, Retina Society, ASRS, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She has served as the President of Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society and has been accepted into the American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Kim has received Achievement Award and Senior Achievement Award from the AAO and Achievement Award from ASRS.


Dr. Kim has authored and co-authored scientific articles on retinal diseases and surgeries including the NEI Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) and studies from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.


National Eye Institute
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The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government's research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments.

Last updated: August 30, 2023