Judy Kim, md
Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Judy E. Kim, MD was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami and
vitreoretinal fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Currently she is a Professor of Ophthalmology with tenure at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the second Korean-American to become a Professor of Ophthalmology in the United States and the first to do so in Retina. She is also the first Korean-American to become a member of all three US retina societies (ASRS, Retina, and Macula) and the American Ophthalmological Society, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical societies in US. Dr. Kim has received numerous awards and honors, including being named in the “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2003 and is included in the US News & World Report Best Doctors list and Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. She has received Achievement Award and the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, and Service Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS). She is a Heed Foundation Fellow and was selected to the Leadership Development Program of AAO. She was selected to the Retina Hall of Fame in its inaugural group of 200 inductees. She excels in leadership and has been elected to number of regional and national leadership positions. She is currently Secretary of ASRS and will become only the second woman retina specialist to serve as the President of ASRS in its nearly 40-year history. She was selected to the AAO Retina Subspecialty Day Program Committee, executive committee of Women in Retina, Macula Society Program Committee Chair, and Retina Society Credentialing Committee Chair. She was the president of Milwaukee Ophthalmology Society, Korean-American Ophthalmology Society, served as a Councilor to AAO and was elected as a Deputy Councilor, serving to advise AAO Board of Trustees. She serves on the review boards of number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Editorial Board of JAMA Ophthalmology and OSLI Retina. Dr. Kim has numerous publications, book chapters, and monographs related to diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other retinal diseases and surgery. She is a sought-after lecturer nationally and internationally. She has given over 150 invited presentations and over 100 national and international presentations. She has been actively involved with over 60 multicenter clinical trials, many as a site principal investigator, including Age-related Eye Disease 2 and Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net), SCORE and SCORE2, all sponsored by the National Eye Institute (NEI). She was elected to serve as a DRCR.net Vice-chair and currently serves as a Planning Committee member for National Eye Health Education Program of NEI. In addition to DR and AMD, her research interests include clinical trials, surgical retina, telemedicine and ocular imaging. She has mentored many students and physicians from US and around the world. She hopes to continue to make a positive impact as she serves others in various capacities. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, singing, gardening, and spending time with her husband, John Hur, MD, daughter Elizabeth who is an OB/GYN resident and Michael who is a Second Lieutenant in US Marine Corps.