Dr. Brian Kim is a board-certified ophthalmologist who practices comprehensive ophthalmology and treats all aspects of eye disease, but he has a special interest in cataract surgery, LASIK, corneal transplantation, and pterygia surgery. Dr. Kim received his B.A. in Chemistry at Amherst College, then spent the subsequent year at Boston Medical Center as a Research Technician where he helped publish and author articles on leukemia treatment. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College where he received award recognition for excellence in ophthalmology research. He completed his medical internship at the Alton Ochsner Clinic Foundation and his residency in Ophthalmology at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Kim pursued additional subspecialty fellowship training in Corneal Transplant Surgery and Refractive Surgery (LASIK/PRK) at the LSU Eye Center.
Dr. Kim is Northwest Georgia's only fellowship-trained corneal specialist, performing the latest corneal transplantation (DSAEK/PKP/DALK) techniques. He has published numerous articles and has lectured nationally on his interests in ophthalmology. Dr. Kim was selected among his peers as the Vice President of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is also a committee member for the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeon's business administration as well as resident's & fellow's program. Dr. Kim is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, and a member of the Cornea Society. Dr. Kim strives to provide the most advanced eye care for all of his patients with the utmost attentiveness and care. Dr. Kim spends most of his personal time with his family. He also enjoys playing basketball and loves to sing. He is an active member of Rockbridge Community Church.