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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
Attending Ophthalmologist, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital
Member, Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center
Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations, Scheie Eye Institute, Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8174
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

Parikh Rupin N, Traband Anastasia, Kolomeyer Anton M, VanderBeek Brian L, Kim Benjamin J, Maguire Albert M, Brucker Alexander J: Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Vitreous Hemorrhage Due to Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. American Journal of Ophthalmology 176: 194-202, Apr 2017.

Daniel Ebenezer, Grunwald Juan E, Kim Benjamin J, Maguire Maureen G, Jaffe Glenn J, Toth Cynthia A, Ferris Frederick L, Martin Daniel F, Shaffer James, Ying Gui-Shuang: Visual and Morphologic Outcomes in Eyes with Hard Exudate in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology Retina 1(1): 25-33, Jan-Feb 2017.

Kim Benjamin J, Irwin David J, Song Delu, Daniel Ebenezer, Leveque Jennifer D, Raquib Aaishah R, Pan Wei, Ying Gui-Shuang, Aleman Tomas S, Dunaief Joshua L, Grossman Murray: Optical coherence tomography identifies outer retina thinning in frontotemporal degeneration. Neurology 89(15): 1604-1611, Oct 2017 Notes: Altmetric Score 155.

Kolomeyer Anton M, Murphy Kathleen M, Traband Anastasia, Frank Ian, Kim Benjamin J: Beta-D-Glucan Testing in Patients with Fungal Endophthalmitis. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 38(4): 650-659, Apr 2018.

Cheng Qianqian Ellie, Gao Jeffrey, Kim Benjamin J, Ying Gui-Shuang: Design Characteristics of Geographic Atrophy Treatment Trials: Systematic Review of Registered Trials in Ophthalmology Retina 2(6): 518-525, Jun 2018.

Daniel Ebenezer, Pan Wei, Ying Gui-Shuang, Kim Benjamin J, Grunwald Juan E, Ferris Frederick L, Jaffe Glenn J, Toth Cynthia A, Martin Daniel F, Fine Stuart L, Maguire Maureen G: Development and Course of Scars in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology 125(7): 1037-1046, Jul 2018.

Nti Akosua A, Serrano Leona W, Sandhu Harpal S, Uyhazi Katherine E, Edelstein Ilaina D, Zhou Elaine J, Bowman Scott, Song Delu, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M, Mitnick Sheryl, Huang Alexander, Nichols Charles W, Amaravadi Ravi K, Kim Benjamin J, Aleman Tomas S: Frequent Subclinical Macular Changes in Combined BRAF/MEK Inhibition with High-Dose Hydroxychloroquine as Treatment for Metastatic BRAF Mutant Melanoma: Preliminary Results From a Phase I/II Clinical Treatment Trial. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 39(3): 502-513, Mar 2019.

Daniel Ebenezer, Ying Gui-Shuang, Kim Benjamin J, Toth Cynthia A, Ferris Frederick, Martin Daniel F, Grunwald Juan E, Jaffe Glenn J, Dunaief Joshua L, Pan Wei, Maguire Maureen G: Five-Year Follow-up of Nonfibrotic Scars in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology 126(5): 743-751, May 2019.

Kim Benjamin J: Utility of Ophthalmic Consultations for Patients With Candidemia. JAMA Ophthalmology 137(6): 710-711, June 2019.

Kim Benjamin J, Grossman Murray, Song Delu, Saludades Samantha, Pan Wei, Dominguez-Perez Sophia, Dunaief Joshua L, Aleman Tomas S, Ying Gui-Shuang, Irwin David J: Persistent and Progressive Outer Retina Thinning in Frontotemporal Degeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13: 298, 2019.

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