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Stephen Jae Kim, MD


Associate Professor

4.7 4.7 651 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

Patient Comments

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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

Would not trust my eye sight with anyone but Dr. Kim.
Patient | September 19, 2017

He spends the amount of time necessary for treatment.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr. Kim is always very through.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Love, love Dr. Kim - wish ALL doctors were like him - so very kind & compassionate.
Patient | August 24, 2017

Dr Kim is a brillant doctor who specializes in the eye disease I have. I think he is fabulous!
Patient | August 22, 2017

Very good! Knowledgeable, articulate, caring, very relatable, explained all aspects in detail.
Patient | July 20, 2017

Always good
Patient | June 14, 2017

Dr Kim and all of the Medical Staff were great it was the waiting time to see them that was bad.
Patient | May 29, 2017

I don't care if doctor is friendly, as long as they can communicate and answer questions, which was done expertly
Patient | May 27, 2017

Dr. Kim is clearly an expert in his field. He explained potential causes & treatments as well as listened to my information.
Patient | May 1, 2017

What I would like to highlight, is the fact that Dr. Stephen Kim has outstanding people skills and a bedside manner not normally seen in younger physicians his age. He listens, is concerned that he appropriately answers questions, and is interested in practicing continuous improvement in his surgeries; to the point that he is was very interested in how my experience during this surgery compared to the last surgery he did for me several years ago. I was able to pick up on the fact during conversation that he takes this information and uses it to adjust his processes/care going forward. He also personally called me at home following this surgery to see how I was doing. Dr Kim's interest and concern is genuine and comes across in his interactions with both myself and my husband. I appreciate the extra care he provides and have recommended him to friends in the past 2 years who needed a retina specialist and I will continue to do so in the future.
Patient | April 11, 2017

Dr. Kim has an excellent reputation! I am fortunate to have found him. Thank you.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Dr. Kim was great.
Patient | March 22, 2017

Good - Excellent.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Highest quality medical and personal. Shows concern, and explanations are complete and understandable. I look forward to visits, because I know that this is an excellent doctor who is willing to take the time to make me feel comfortable and to make explanations that show his care and support. I would recommend! him!
Patient | February 6, 2017

Very professional.
Patient | February 3, 2017