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Stephen J. Kim MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
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  • 747 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Adult Ocular Tumor
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    Detached Retina
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    Diabetic Retinopathy
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    Macular Degeneration
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    Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
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Locations (4)

2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232
4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
Franklin, TN 37067
484 Golden Autumn Way, Suite 201
Bowling Green, KY 42103

Programs and Clinics


  • Doctor of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • Internship - Mercy Medical Center, 2002
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 2005
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 2006
  • Fellowship - Emory University, 2008

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I feel so fortunate to be in Dr. Kim's care. He is an expert in his field, kind, caring, friendly, concerned for my welfare. He is extremely well informed about the latest procedures and medications, and I have benefited greatly from his knowledge. He was the first doctor in this part of the country to implant long term steroid treatment in the eye to treat vasculitis. It has worked beautifully for me! I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He's the best! He's not just my doctor, he's my friend.
October 21, 2020
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Dr. Kim listened to everything and was particularly interested in my family optical history. His attention to those details helped me decide on the next course of action.
October 12, 2020
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always very nice, knowable, and considerate
October 4, 2020
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Again, there were no questions about treatment because I've been on this protocol for years.
October 3, 2020
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Dr Kim was very professional, knowledgeable, confident, caring. We finally felt that at last we have found a Doctor who cares about his patients and the work he does!!!
October 1, 2020
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He was rushed
September 22, 2020
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Dr. Kim hits the ground running as soon as he walks through the door but I've never left not knowing what I needed to know!
September 15, 2020
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Dr Kim is very thorough and always explains exactly what is going on with my eyes.
September 13, 2020
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The doctor spent 10 minutes focused on my examination and recommendations. During that time he was interrupted twice with questions regarding another patient.
September 10, 2020
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