July 2018


ASCRS educator spotlight: D. Brian Kim, MD

by Denise Monasterio ASCRS Marketing and Communications Manager

Every year, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) hosts in-person events: the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, the Combined Ophthalmic Symposium, and the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Advanced Cataract Training. In addition, ASCRS holds live webinars throughout the year These educational opportunities have been extremely successful each year. One factor in this success is the continued dedication and volunteerism from the individuals who serve as educators.
In this new regular feature, we will introduce you to individuals who have contributed to the society’s outstanding education, helping members strengthen their skills and sharpen their expertise.
This month’s spotlight is on D. Brian Kim, MD. This past April at the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, Dr. Kim served as a co-instructor in the Advanced Phaco Skills Transfer session and the Iris Suturing Skills Transfer session. During one of these sessions, an attendee was paired with Dr. Kim and shared this feedback with ASCRS: “Great skills transfer class this morning with Dr. Brian Kim as instructor. He did an excellent job. I was able to accomplish my desire to learn various techniques, including iris suturing.”
Outside of the Annual Meeting, Dr. Kim is highly active in ASCRS. He is a frequent contributor on EyeConnect, the ASCRS online forum for real-time member collaboration and knowledge sharing. Last year, he uploaded his video, “Injector-Assisted Haptic Fixation: My Step-Wise Approach.” His video is still available for viewing on his EyeConnect post, and you can read the discussion among Dr. Kim and EyeConnect members about his modification of the Yamane double needle scleral haptic fixation technique.
Dr. Kim served as a panelist for a recent Young Eye Surgeons webinar, “Phaco FUNdamentals: Expecting the Unexpected,” which is available for viewing through ASCRS Webinar-on-Demand, and moderated the first-ever Residents and Fellows Poster Presentation session at the 2015 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress. He has also served as a member of the Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee.
Dr. Kim is a corneal specialist who practices comprehensive ophthalmology and treats all aspects of eye disease at Professional Eye Associates in Dalton, Georgia. Dr. Kim received his bachelor of arts in chemistry at Amherst College and spent the subsequent year at Boston Medical Center as a research technician where he helped publish and author articles on leukemia treatments. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College, receiving award recognition for excellence in ophthalmology research. He completed his medical internship at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, and his residency in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University Eye Center in New Orleans. Dr. Kim also pursued additional subspecialty fellowship training in corneal transplant surgery and refractive surgery at the LSU Eye Center.
Dr. Kim has published numerous articles and has lectured nationally on his interests in ophthalmology. He was selected among his peers as the vice president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys playing basketball, singing, and spending time with his family.
Interested in becoming a volunteer with ASCRS? Visit ascrs.org/volunteer. Not a member? Joining is easy. Visit ascrs.org/join for full information.

Contact information

Monasterio: dmonasterio@ascrs.org

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