DR. Terry Kim, MD

Board-Certified Physician and Ophthalmologist specializing in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Many Eye Diseases. Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University
in Durham, North Carolina.
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Dr. Terry Kim, MD, 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 and 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 research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Dr. Kim was formerly the Director of the Residency Program and now serves as the Director of Fellowship Programs.

Dr. Terry Kim's academic accomplishments include his extensive publications in the peer-reviewed literature, which include over 200 journal articles, textbook chapters, and scientific abstracts. He is also co-author and co-editor of 2 well-respected textbooks on corneal diseases and cataract surgery. Dr. Kim has delivered over 200 invited lectures both nationally and internationally. Hisclinical and research work has earned him 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. He is also continually listed in Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in North Carolina, and America’s Top Ophthalmologists. Dr. Kim 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.

Dr. Terry 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 on the Board of Directors for the Cornea Society. He was recently inducted into the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and is consultant to the Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the FDA. Dr. Kim also sits on the Editorial Board for several 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. As Consultant Ophthalmologist for the Duke Men's Basketball Team, Dr. Kim provides ophthalmic care for the players and coaches and has performed surgical procedures which have been featured on nationally televised programs like the Discovery Channel.



Emory Eye Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Chief Residency in Ophthalmology, 1995-1996
Emory Eye Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Residency in Ophthalmology, 1993-1995
California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, California
Internship in Internal Medicine,1992-1993
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
MD Degree, 1992
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
BS Degree, Zoology, 1988

Medical Practice & Experience

  • Duke University Professor of Ophthalmology Durham, North Carolina, 1997-Present
  • Wills Eye Hospital Fellow Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1996-1997

Honors & Rewards

  • Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society Gold Medal Award, 2012
  • International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, 2011
  • Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Award, 2011
  • Chair, ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee, 2010
  • Board of Directors, Cornea Society, 2009
  • ASCRS Challenge Cup Award - Refractive Team, 2008
  • Hawaiian Eye Speaker of the Day Award, 2007
  • Allergan Horizon Grant Award, 2006
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program, 2006
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Poster Award, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, 2003 - present
  • APEX Corneal Society, 2003 - present
  • Castroviejo Cornea Society (Full Regular Membership), 2000 - present
  • Society of Heed Fellows, 1998 - present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1993 - present
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 1993 - present
  • Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, 1993 - present
  • Korean American Ophthalmology Society, 1993 - present
  • Korean-American Medical Association, 1992 - present
  • American Medical Association, 1992 - present


Durham, NC
Duke University Eye Center
2351 Erwin Rd #3802
Durham, NC 27710

Phone: (919) 681-4089


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