Shane K. Kim, M.D.

Shane K. Kim, M.D.
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Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Shane K. Kim, MD“I am passionate about whatever I take on. When it comes to patient care, I give it everything; my attention and my heart.”

Creating deep connections with patients is what drew Shane K. Kim, MD to ophthalmology. He joined EHNW in 2007 because he was attracted to the staff and doctors’ reputation for impeccable ethics. Dr. Kim is a corneal specialist with a special interest in contact lens related corneal infection and herpetic eye disease. He also enjoys performing surgeries including cataract, refractive and corneal procedures, trying hard to incorporate emerging technologies into his practice while adhering to the highest standards of patient safety.

Though corneal transplants have been performed for decades, Dr. Kim is excited to offer a new way of performing transplantation surgery called Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK). In traditional corneal transplants, a patient’s entire cornea is removed and replaced. Using DSEK techniques, only 5 % of the cornea is removed and replaced, making the procedure less traumatic and leading to faster visual recovery and decreased risk of graft rejection.

Patients find Dr. Kim’s warmth and sincerity very engaging. “I try to put myself in my patients’ shoes and treat them like I would want them to treat my own family”. He developed this keen sensitivity and empathy towards others from formative experiences in his childhood. As a youth, Dr. Kim’s grandmother lived with his family for over 10 years. During that time, she was blinded by an incurable eye disease. Living under the same roof with her and watching her adjust to her vision loss deeply affected him.

Growing up, Dr. Kim’s childhood was steeped in an environment of public service. He remembers his dentist father making multiple trips to Africa to provide free dental care. After his second year of college, Dr. Kim spent the summer building a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic. Another summer, he taught English in Mexico. He looks forward to accompanying other EHNW doctors on future international medical trips. Dr. Kim also believes in community service on the local level. He frequently gives health education talks on diabetes, glaucoma and cataracts, and has participated in local health fairs.

Dr. Kim, his wife June and daughter Elise recently moved from northern California in 2007 and immediately felt at home in Portland. They love the coast and mountains and overall friendliness of people here. A favorite pastime is exploring the outdoors on a family hike.

Dr. Kim has always been a huge sports fan and enjoys running and playing golf in his free time. In 1999 and 2000, he ran the New York City marathon and after moving to Portland, ran the Hood to Coast race.

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Name: Shane K. Kim, MD
Position: EyeHealth Northwest
10819 SE Stark Street
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97216
1993-1997 Franklin and Marshall College B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Chemistry Lancaster, PA
1997-2001 New York University School of Medicine M.D.
New York, NY
2001-2002 Department of Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania
Transitional Internship
Philadelphia, PA
2002-2005 Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Ophthalmology Residency
Philadelphia, PA
2005-2006 Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases
Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship co-directors: Stephen E. Orlin, M.D. and Michael E. Sulewski, M.D.
2006-2007 Proctor Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco
Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery
San Francisco, CA
Fellowship director: Thomas Lietman, M.D.
2005 Medical licensure, Pennsylvania
2006 Medical licensure, California
2007 Medical licensure, Oregon
2008 Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
Passed Written Qualifying Examination, March 28, 2006
Percentile rank: 87%
Passed Oral Examination, June, 2007
2005-2006 University of Pennsylvania - Clinical Instructor - Ophthalmology
2005-2006 VA Hospital of Philadelphia - Attending Physician - Ophthalmology
2006-2007 San Francisco General Hospital - Clinical Instructor - Ophthalmology
1993 Presidential Merit Scholarship
Franklin and Marshall College
1994 Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Award
Franklin and Marshall College
1996 National Science Foundation Research Scholar
Investigated via absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy the hydrogen bonding
interactions of coumarin 102 and coumarin 153 with trifluoroethanol and hexafluoroisopropanol. Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Chemistry
Principal Investigator: Richard S. Moog, Ph.D.
1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Merck Index Chemistry Award
Franklin and Marshall College
1998 Gross Anatomy Teaching Fellowship
New York University School of Medicine
2004 Medical Student Teaching Award
Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute
2002-present American Academy of Ophthalmology
2005-2006 Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
2007-present Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
2006-present American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
2000 Pearlman R, Henderer JD, Kim SK, Pereira ML, Steinmann WC, and Spaeth GL. Vertical Optic Nerve Diameters in Black and White Patients Measured by Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy.
Poster presentation: American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting 2000.
Dallas, TX
2001 Volpe NJ, Kim SK, Maguire M, Ying GS, Moster ML, and Galetta SL. Portable Pupillography of the Swinging Flashlight Test to Detect Afferent Pupillary Defects.
Platform presentation: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2001.
Rancho Mirage, CA
2003 Kim SK, Volpe NJ, Maguire M, Ying GS, Moster ML, and Galetta SL. Enhancing Examiner Accuracy in the Detection of Afferent Pupillary Defects. Poster presentation: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting 2003.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Platform presentation: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2002.
Copper Mountain, CO
2005 Kim SK, Ibarra MS, Syed NA, Sulewski ME, and Orlin SE. Development of Epithelial Downgrowth Several Decades After Intraocular Surgery. Cornea. 2005 Jan;24(1):108-9.
2005 Kim SK, Quinn GE, Zaidman GW, and Orlin SE. Congenital Hyperplastic Persistent Pupillary Membranes. A Conservative Approach in Management. JAAPOS. 2005 Aug;9(4):391-3.
2006 Kim SK, Volpe NJ, and Stoltz RA. Contemporaneous Retinal and Optic Nerve Infarcts, Choroidal Nonperfusion, and Hollenhorst Plaque: Are These All Embolic Events? Journal of Neuroophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 26(2):113-6.
2007 Kim SK, Hwang DG. Analysis of OMIG Abstracts from 1983-2004: Have the Types of Research Presentations Changed Over Time?
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Meeting
November 10, 2006
Las Vegas, NV
2007 Schwartz SR, Binenbaum G, Anninger W, Forbes BJ, Feiner L, and Kim SK. Incidence of Secondary Procedures Following Pediatric Cataract Surgery. JAAPOS. 2007 Feb;11(1):101.
2007 Kim SK, Lanciano RC Jr, Sulewski ME. Pupillary Block Glaucoma Associated with a Secondary Piggyback Intraocular Lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Oct;33(10):1813-4.

Nicolas J. Volpe, MD
Residency Director
Scheie Eye Institute

David G. Hwang, MD
Director Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Stephen E. Orlin, MD
Director Cornea Service
Scheie Eye Institute

Michael E. Sulewski, MD
Director Refractive Surgery
Scheie Eye Institute

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