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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Benjamin Kim, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S. (Molecular Biology )
Vanderbilt University , 1999.
M.D.
Yale School of Medicine , 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship (Internal Medicine), Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA , 2004-2005.
Residency (Ophthalmology), Harvard Residency Program - Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary - Boston, MA , 2005-2008.
Fellowship (Medical and Surgical Retina), Johns Hopkins University - Wilmer Eye Institute - Baltimore, MD , 2008-2010.
Certifications
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker

Description of Research Expertise

age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, geographic atrophy, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, clinical trials, retinal imaging

Selected Publications

Kim BJ, Ibrahim MA, Goldberg MF.: Use of Spectral Domain OCT to Visualize Photoreceptor Abnormalities in Cone/Rod Dystrophy-6. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 5(1): 56-61, Winter 2011.

Kim BJ, Do DV, Nguyen QD, Arevalo F, Van Gelder RN.: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Acute onset panuveitis. Retina. 30(2): 364-8, Feb 2010.

Kim BJ, Do D, Nguyen QD.: Ranibizumab for Macular edema. Visual Dysfunction in Diabetes: The Science of Patient Impairment and Improvement. Joyce Tombran-Tink, Colin J Barnstable, and Thomas W Gardner. (eds.). Springer and Humana Press, 2010.

Andreoli MT, Morrison MA, Kim BJ, Chen L, Adams SM, Miller JW, DeAngelis MM, Kim IK. : Comprehensive analysis of complement factor H and LOC387715/ARMS2/HTRA1 variants with respect to phenotype in advanced age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 148(6): 869-74, December 2009 Notes: Epub 2009 Oct 1.

Kim BJ, Waheed NK, Romano M, Scotti F, Hafezi-Moghadam A, D’Amico DJ.: Elevated Erythropoietin and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Levels in An Adolescent With Retinal Neovascularization From A Chronic Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2(2): 117-120, Spring 2008.

Kim BJ, Andreoli MT, Ji F, Morrison MA, Adams SM, Ott J, Miller JW, DeAngelis MM, Kim IK. : Correlation of advanced age-related macular degeneration phenotype with variants in the LOC387715/ARMS2/HTRA1 region. Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2008.

Kim BJ, Fulton AB.: The genetics and ocular findings of Alagille syndrome. Semin Ophthalmol. 22(4): 205-10, Oct-Dec 2007.

Kim BJ, Waheed N, Romano M, Scotti F, Hafezi-Moghadam A, D’Amico DJ. : Retinal neovascularization secondary to a chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in an adolescent with a history of retinopathy of prematurity. Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2006.

Kim BJ, Li Z, Fariss RN, Shen DF, Mahesh SP, Egwuagu C, Yu CR, Nagineni CN, Chan CC, Nussenblatt RB.: Constitutive and cytokine-induced GITR ligand expression on human retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 45(9): 3170-6, September 2004.

Z Li, Kim BJ, Fariss RN, Shen DF, Sankaranarayana MP, Egwuagu C, Yu CR, Nagineni CN, Chan CC, Nussenblatt RB.: Identification and characterization of GITRL (ligand for glucocorticoid induced TNF related receptor) in ocular tissues. Annual Meeting, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2004.

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