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Stephen Jae Kim, MD


Associate Professor

4.7 4.7 508 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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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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

Love, love, Dr.Kim
Patient | November 22, 2016

Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor.
Patient | November 10, 2016

good experience
Patient | November 5, 2016

Dr., Kim is a good doctor. He will talk to you. #1. Dr. Kim.
Patient | November 3, 2016

This provider is an excellent doctor and person - he always works with ME and gives me confidence in his care!
Patient | October 25, 2016

Patient | October 25, 2016

Physician seems to be always so busy.
Patient | October 6, 2016

Did not treat _____ left eye promptly - Results I'm 50% blind in my right eye.
Patient | October 6, 2016

I'm very pleased with my provider
Patient | September 30, 2016

Very professional and seems to care about his patients.
Patient | September 27, 2016

Good no problems
Patient | September 22, 2016

#10. For 10. I don't know to answer because now my vision on my left eye is 20/20 and my right eye is 20/40 from the last visit.
Patient | September 1, 2016

Love Dr. Kim!
Patient | August 30, 2016

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Kim looking after my eye problem! He knows what he's doing and should be considered an exceptional asset to the Vanderbilt medical organization.
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Kim very impressive and knowledge and patient care.
Patient | August 24, 2016

Dr. Kim is excellent w/helping us understand the complexity of condition.
Patient | August 23, 2016

Quite simply, Dr. Kim saved my eye about 3 years ago. He took on my case on a transfer from another service when the problem I presented was beyond their skills. As far as I can tell, it was an extremely difficult, very high risk case. He had the courage and the skill to take it on, and to succeed. I am extremely grateful to him. I suspect that this description, of conveyed to him, will identify me, which would not be a problem to me. I have the greatest of respect for him as a physician, and as a person. And I have found that the staff at Vanderbilt Medical and at the Eye Institute meet the highest standards of professional care, and are quite nice people as well.
Patient | August 21, 2016

Patient | August 15, 2016

Dr. Stephan Kim is through SO knowledgable. He is the best provider I have.
Patient | August 11, 2016

very patient , good patient education
Patient | August 8, 2016

All good.
Patient | August 5, 2016

Dr. Kim seems rushed. Waiting room full. No time to spend with patients because so rushed to get to all patients. He does well considering the rush.
Patient | August 1, 2016

From what other doctors have told me and what I can find online Stephen Kim is a very powerful doctor and researcher. I am grateful to be seen by him and he has been kind to me.
Patient | June 29, 2016

Dr. Kim is the best! Not only did he save my eyesight, but continues to be informative and caring on my followup visits.
Patient | June 19, 2016

Patient | June 17, 2016

Dr. Kim absolutely great.
Patient | June 8, 2016

Patient | June 1, 2016

Dr Kim took time need for my exam and explained my condition
Patient | May 28, 2016

On my follow-up visit, dr. Kim had no openings for appointments, so he came in early (7 a.m.) before going to the VA to take care of my eye. This was amazing.
Patient | May 27, 2016

dr Kim is intelligent and professional and I appreciated his treating me the same way.
Patient | May 9, 2016

When I moved back to TN, I researched Retina Specialists at Vanderbilt. My physician's education, experience, and knowledge made my decision. It is important that all of my caregivers are under the Vanderbilt umbrella. That said, if he were to change practices, I would certainly follow him. Excellent, compassionate physician.
Patient | April 12, 2016