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Gene Kim, M.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Residency, Ophthalmology
Emory University

Fellowship, Cornea & Refractive Surgery
John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah


Gene Kim earned his undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University and a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. He specializes in corneal transplantation and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. He also performs both cataract and laser vision correction surgery.

After his fellowship, Kim joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas-Houston as a faculty member, where his primary academic focus concentrated on medical education. He served as both the medical student assistant director/director and the residency program director and created a unique and innovative curriculum in both roles. During his time at UT Houston, Kim was recognized seven times with the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award by the medical school and twice as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the ophthalmology residents. He was also nationally recognized for his work in medical education with the One to Watch award by Millennial Eye.

He joined Dell Med’s faculty to lead the newly approved ophthalmology residency, which plans to welcome its inaugural class starting July 2022.