Judy E. Kim, MD

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Dr. Judy Kim was inducted into the American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) during the society’s 150th (2014) annual meeting in New York. The AOS is limited to 275 active members and has included most of the notable luminaries in ophthalmology over the years. Dr. Kim is the first Korean-American ophthalmologist to become an AOS member. Founded in 1864, during the Civil War, the AOS was the first specialty society in the country, and its membership has served to influence virtually every facet of American ophthalmology. Admission to membership starts with a nomination process based on leadership and research in ophthalmology and requires the writing and publication of a thesis within three years of nomination. Acceptance into the society continues to represent special recognition of personal achievement.


Diseases & Conditions

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
Ocular Injuries Involving the Retina and Vitreous
Posterior Uveitis
Retina and Vitreous Diseases
Retinal Tears and Detachments
Retinal Vascular Disease
Vitreoretinal Complications of Cataract Surgery

Treatment & Services

Advanced Retinal Imaging and Ultrasound
Clinical Trials in Retinal Disease
Pharmacologic Treatment of Retinal Disease
Photodynamic Therapy for AMD
Retinal Electrophysiology
Retinal Laser Therapy
Vitreoretinal Surgery of Common and Complex Retinal Disorders

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2020
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Education & Training

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore - MD - Doctor of Medicine - (1990)

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami - FL - Residency - (1991-1994)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery - (1994-1996)

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Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.8 out of 5. 137 ratings, 27 reviews
March 20, 2020
I respect Dr Kim and her expertise in the specialty that she works in. Besides that she has a warm and engaging personality that makes her so much more pleasant to listen to and communicate with.
March 19, 2020
Dr Kim and her staff provide the best of care. And as I waited patients for other Doctors at the Eye Institute were treated with dignity, and caring people.
Feb. 27, 2020
Dr Kim was wonderful and asked all the questions necessary in reaching a different diagnosis than the first retina specialist I saw.
Feb. 22, 2020
This was an operative follow up. Dr. Kim is awesome.
Feb. 12, 2020
Very helpful doctor takes time to explain things.
Feb. 5, 2020
Doctor Kim did an awesome job on my eye thank you
Jan. 16, 2020
Dr Kim is not only an excellent surgeon, but she is very personable and in genuinely interested in what her patients have to say.
Dec. 29, 2019
we waited over an hour to just get 8nto the offife. vallet closed.lost my beret. not a good expeience. goit there early 2:15 for 2:00 appt. got outbat 5:30.
Dec. 20, 2019
I am aware that Dr. Kim is at the pinnacle of her specialty. Her abilities are beyond question. I was impressed with her friendliness and clarity of explanation of my eye condition. She showed me the scans and explained the problem and what she will do in surgery. She laid out the timeline of the entire process. (6 months from the vitrectomy to cataract surgery.) She told me the risks and limitations of the surgery.
Dec. 11, 2019
waiting was way too long
Dec. 4, 2019
best Dr ever
Dec. 4, 2019
a wonderful Opthalmologist
Nov. 27, 2019
I needed to get out quickly to pick up my granddaughter and everyone tried to help accomplish that goal.
Nov. 14, 2019
Oct. 28, 2019
one of the receptionists was surprised that my college aged daughter was old enough to be my driver home. this kinda bothered her. Not really a big deal, but still!
Oct. 2, 2019
Dr. Kim explained what was going to happen in the years to come
Sept. 29, 2019
She was very clear and precise in describing my condition I consulted her for, and very detailed with regard to options available for treatment both now and in the future. Her staff was excellent in the pre-exams as well as assisting with the procedure given by the Dr.
Sept. 18, 2019
I was not happy with the amount of time I was required to wait to see my physician. My appt was at 1:15 pm. I actually saw Dr Kim at 2:30 pm. It appears to me that scheduling of patients needs to be reviewed.
Sept. 11, 2019
Dr Kim and her staff are always very professional, personable and very helpful.
Sept. 4, 2019
Just the wait time. We arrive early for my appointment 9:30am and left shortly after 12:00pm.
Sept. 1, 2019
Dr. Kim cares for my eyes due to my Diabetes. She is always so thorough and makes me feel at ease about my eyes. I appreciate her care a great deal!
Aug. 7, 2019
Listened. Responded to my concerns. Spoke clearly. Happily repeated and explained again
July 24, 2019
Dr. KIm is always efficient & takes time to explain my questions. Circles on this survey are hard to see.
July 18, 2019
MD Kim was not very personable. Post visit I was left with multiple bursted blood vessels in my left eye that has caused excessive pain that could have been avoided, and something I have not experienced with past experiences.
July 8, 2019
*Dr. Kim was the first dr. to thoroughly explain my condition to me in terms I understood.
June 30, 2019
Dr. Kim was running 45 minutes behind schedule. Patient's time is valuable too. Maybe provider should not over book appointments.
June 28, 2019
Wait time.