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. 165 ratings, 42 reviews
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.
May 20, 2019
Long wait time
May 20, 2019
Chose Eye Institute for retinal surgery based upon it's reputation as the place to go for the surgery.
May 20, 2019
I have AMD. *Dr. Judy Kim & her staff are very kind, caring, & say don't worry, we are going to take good care of you, they do try to take good care of the patients.
May 17, 2019
Spoke to me in words I could understand. Thank you.
May 17, 2019
I wish that more info concerning post-op expectations had been offered, I had ask for any info that I received.
April 27, 2019
The staff and provider were excellent as always, very respectful and caring. The wait times are very long, I would say 70% of the time spent at the office is in the waiting room or exam room.
April 15, 2019
I asked the doctor abou Occuvite and presvision. I have heard these pills can worsen eyesight. I wanted to know if this is true. The doctor said they are good to help prevent eyesight loss. Her point is why take them now since I already have a problem. Later that day why are people prescribed medication when they have high blood pressure. They have a problem so why take medication. I also discussed that I do not see darkness. Everything is bright My vision is cloudy for distances. I have difficulty reading. The print appears too small. A magnifying glass makes the print look normal
April 15, 2019
About 10 days before I show *Dr. Kim, I went to see dr.
April 14, 2019
I liked that Dr. Kim was cautious in recommending surgery, letting more time and future examinations guide the way.
April 3, 2019
Dr. Kim was extremely knowledgeable about my condition and addressed all my concerns.
April 3, 2019
I always felt comfortable that I was receiving the best possible care from Dr. Kim. She is obviously very busy, but she always spent as much time with me as I needed.
March 26, 2019
The doctors from two departments need to have a plan for appointments.
March 14, 2019
March 5, 2019
provided a thorough eye examination and explained the findings and diagnosis in a easy to understand way.
March 5, 2019
very thorough explanations. er visit with eye trauma. referred by sister in medical admin. Would recommend highly.
Feb. 27, 2019
We feel the scheduling and waiting time is in dire need of improvement---we waited almost 2 hours after the scheduled appt. Dr. Kim is an excellent physician and she is definitely worth waiting for but sometimes time does not allow for such delay.
Feb. 20, 2019
She always explains everything very well. She always asks how you are doing when she comes in the room and we have a little chat then we get to business and she always explains things that I know what she is talking about and always asks if I have any questions before I leave.
Feb. 20, 2019
Very thorough; explained surgical procedure in terms very easy to understand; very professional and personable; came to Dr. Kim for 2nd opinion and possible acceptance of my case.
Feb. 19, 2019
she clearly explains situations and options
Feb. 8, 2019
Simple, yet thorough feedback.
Feb. 1, 2019
I am very happy with Dr Kim and all the staff at the eye institute
Jan. 21, 2019
long waiting time