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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Benjamin J. Kim, MD

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Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8675
B.S. (Molecular Biology )
Vanderbilt University , 1999.
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.
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

Lee Vivian, Kim Benjamin J: Starry sky. JAMA Ophthalmol 132(11): 1340, Nov 2014.

Ying Gui-shuang, Kim Benjamin J, Maguire Maureen G, Huang Jiayan, Daniel Ebenezer, Jaffe Glenn J, Grunwald Juan E, Blinder Kevin J, Flaxel Christina J, Rahhal Firas, Regillo Carl, Martin Daniel F: Sustained visual acuity loss in the comparison of age-related macular degeneration treatments trials. JAMA Ophthalmol 132(8): 915-21, Aug 2014.

Kim Benjamin J, Ying Gui-Shuang, Huang Jiayan, Levy Nicole E, Maguire Maureen G: Sporadic visual acuity loss in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). Am J Ophthalmol 158(1): 128-135.e10, Jul 2014.

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.

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, Dec 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, 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, Sep 2004.

Li Z, Mahesh SP, Kim BJ, Buggage RR, Nussenblatt RB.: Expression of glucocorticoid induced TNF receptor family related protein (GITR) on peripheral T cells from normal human donors and patients with non-infectious uveitis. J Autoimmun 21(1): 83-92, Aug 2003.

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