Dr. Terry Kim, MD
Dr. Terry Kim earned a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center, and continued on with fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. With his medical training successfully completed, Dr. Terry Kim began work as a Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, where he still serves today. There, he serves as principle and co-investigator on several research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. In tandem with these roles, he works as the Director of Fellowship Programs. At Duke, he additionally serves as the Consultant Ophthalmologist for the Duke Men's Basketball Team, where he provides ophthalmic care for the players and coaches.
Dr. Kim has been published in over 200 journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. He co-authored and co-edited two well-known textbooks on corneal diseases and cataract surgery and is a respected lecturer that has spoken to groups both nationally and internationally. He is also involved on the Editorial Board for several peer-review related journals including Cornea, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Ocular Surgery News, Eyeworld, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Premier Surgeon, Review of Ophthalmology, Advanced Ocular Care, and Topics in Ocular Antiinfectives.
Through his skill and groundbreaking research work, he earned honors and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), National Institutes of Health, Fight for Sight/Research to Prevent Blindness, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, Alcon Laboratories, and Allergan. Dr. Kim is repeatedly listed in Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in North Carolina, and America’s Top Ophthalmologists and has also been voted by his peers as one of the “135 Leading Ophthalmologists in America” in Becker’s ASC Review as well as one of the “Top 50 Opinion Leaders” in Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Furthermore, Dr. Kim has performed surgical procedures which have been featured on nationally televised networks like the Discovery Channel.
Dr. Kim serves as Chair of the Cornea Clinical Committee for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, on the Annual Program Committee for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Cornea Society. Recently, he was installed as part of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and offers consulting services to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA.