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Stephen Jae Kim, MD


Associate Professor

4.7 4.7 477 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Ocular Tumor
Detached Retina
Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
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Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology,


MD - Johns Hopkins University, 2001
Fellowship - Emory University, 2008
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 2006
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 2005
Internship - Mercy Medical Center, 2002


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Eye Institute Franklin
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
4601 Carothers Parkway
Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067

1403 Andrea St
Bowling Green, KY 42104

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Patient Comments

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Dr Kim thorough, concerned and very communicative
Patient | October 16, 2018

so happy to have found Dr Kim. I am also very happy that Dr Kim comes to Bowling Green on Tuesdays.I am very satisfied with the care and treatment I receive fro Dr Kim!
Patient | October 8, 2018

Dr. Kim is the best, trust him with my eye sight, what else can you say.
Patient | September 25, 2018

Dr. Kim seems to be a caring, & knowledgeable doctor.
Patient | September 18, 2018

had eye surgery and wasn't given many instructions about the recovery.
Patient | September 11, 2018

Patient | August 27, 2018

Dr. Kim is a very thorough physician. I trust his judgement and his recommendations. He is only interested in what is best for my eyesight. Kind and courteous always.
Patient | August 24, 2018

It would be a perfect review if the waits were not excessive.
Patient | August 20, 2018

I am beyond confident with Dr. Kim. I am so grateful to have him as a physician and I would not want to go anywhere else. It is well worth my 3 1/2 hour drive to be able to see him and know that I am in great hands. I am so blessed that my previous physician referred me to Dr. Kim!
Patient | July 21, 2018

Dr. Kim seems to have the parents understanding of the situation at heart and doesn't hesitate to make sure you understand everything he is saying.
Patient | July 2, 2018

very good experience. very helpful in getting me to another doctor on an completely different issue. Went way beyond being what is expected of him.
Patient | July 1, 2018

I really appreciate Dr. Kim. He is so knowledgeable and professional and seems to really care about his patients. I will use him again for any eye issues I ever have and will encourage others to see him.
Patient | June 29, 2018

Diagrams of surgery process would have been helpful. Conditions were unfamiliar until office visit.
Patient | June 25, 2018

Always very good with Dr. Kim.
Patient | May 29, 2018

Dr. Kim is the best
Patient | May 22, 2018

Dr. Kim is a kind and caring physician. He has guided me through the issues I am having allowing me to assist in the decisions about my care and treatment. He has given great consideration to me and the expense of certain medications he wanted to use. He is very straightforward in his position and the results he hopes to achieve. I am so glad that I chose him as a care provider for me and the concern he shows about my eye health. Thank you Dr. Kim.
Patient | May 21, 2018

Dr. Kim is an extremely caring provider. I have complete confidence in is knowledge and ability. I fully trust him and his decisions concerning my care and would not go to anyone else with this issue.
Patient | May 15, 2018

Just upset that no more surgery and being told my eyes look good when I'm the one looking through them. when I first started seeing him he was great. now it's like I will see you in a year. I have chronic uveitis!!! why do I see you in a year? ugghhh
Patient | May 14, 2018

He was recommended to me from a friend and former patient of Dr Kim & I would definitely recommend him to anyone having eye problems in his field. have upmost confidence in him.
Patient | May 14, 2018

Patient | April 23, 2018

Dr. Kim is the most caring doctor I have ever seen. He has saved my sight 2 times - He is the BEST.
Patient | April 19, 2018

spouse was diagnosed with cancer. dr Kim and his staff worked around my time restraints to get me in when I needed to see him
Patient | April 9, 2018

Seem to be a little rushed. Nice.
Patient | April 9, 2018

Dr Kim is a very nice and caring person
Patient | March 26, 2018

Although what he had to tell me about my eye condition was not what I would like for him to tell me, he told me in a very direct and easy to understand way. I liked him very much on just the first meeting.
Patient | March 26, 2018

I think the fact that I no longer live in Nashville but drive 200 miles to see Dr. Kim speaks for itself!
Patient | March 25, 2018

Takes the time needed to apply his skill, and does it well.
Patient | March 23, 2018

Patient | March 9, 2018

Dr. Kim has helped me with my macular degeneration - Wouldn't want to go to any other dr.
Patient | February 24, 2018

dr Kim always discusses my diagnosis in terms I can understand and listens to my questions. responds appropriately to my questions as well
Patient | February 20, 2018

very good
Patient | February 19, 2018

He is extremely good, very thorough, and a concerned provider.
Patient | January 20, 2018

Dr. Kim is awesome.
Patient | January 14, 2018

Dr. Kim is THE BEST!
Patient | January 10, 2018

Dr. Kim is a personable, down-to-earth physician. He listens to me and explains information in a clear and concise manner. I have complete confidence in him.
Patient | January 1, 2018

he cares about his patients
Patient | December 23, 2017

Excellent doctor.
Patient | December 18, 2017

I have a hard time recommending someone they would wait to see2 hours after their appt
Patient | December 9, 2017

Dr.Kim took time to answer questions about care in there fullest
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr. Kim has always been great!
Patient | November 17, 2017

Dr. Kim is very professional and thorough. I appreciate and trust him.
Patient | November 4, 2017

Vanderbilt Eye Institute, you are a best practice, we are very fortunate to have you
Patient | October 29, 2017

Dr. Stephen Kim is extremely intelligent, highly skilled, compassionate, professional and innovative.
Patient | October 21, 2017

All good.
Patient | October 18, 2017

Dr. Kim restored the use of my eye.
Patient | October 4, 2017

Dr. Kim is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable in his field.
Patient | September 26, 2017

Dr. Kim is the ONLY reason I give Vanderbilt any of my business.
Patient | September 26, 2017

Extremely competent !
Patient | September 25, 2017