Dr. Terry Kim, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Terry Kim, MD
Dr. Terry Kim, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Duke University Hospital, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 681-4089

Dr. Terry Kim, MD

Dr. Terry Kim, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Terry Kim, Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center, received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in ophthalmology at Emory Eye Center. He continued with his fellowship training in Cornea and External Disease and Refractive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. He was then recruited to Duke University Eye Center, where he serves as principal and co-investigator on a number of research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Dr. Kim was formerly the Director of the Residency Program and now serves as the Director of Fellowship Programs.
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Dr. Kim's Experience

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Emory University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctors In America, 2003-Prese
  • ASCRS Challenge Cup Award, Refractive Team, 2008
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program, 2006
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Progra, 2006
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival Award, 2005
  • Dean's List/Class Honors, 1984-1986
  • Early Identification Program (advanced acceptance-DUSM), 1987
  • International Intra-Ocular Implant Club, 2011
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Poster Award, 2006
  • Chair, ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee, 2010
  • Hawaiian Eye Speaker of the Day Award, 2007
  • Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society Gold Medal Award, 2012
  • The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Award, 1998
  • Allergan Horizon Grant Award, 2006
  • Chief Resident in Ophthalmology, 1996
  • Research to Prevent Blindness/Fight for Sight Foundation Research Grant,, 1992
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, 2005
  • America's Top Ophthalmologists, 2002
  • Board of Directors, Cornea Society, 2009
  • Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Award, 2011
  • KAMA Scholarship Award, 1997
  • NIH/NEI Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship, 1996
  • Top 50 Opinion Leaders in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2005-Prese
  • Castroviejo Cornea Society, 2000-Prese
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Award,, 1991
Media & Publications

Dr. Kim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kim to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kim's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Durham, NC |
Dr Kim did my lasik surgery in 2014 with no initial complications. By 2016, my vision had degraded to the point whe I couldn't drive (I was 28 years old). After visiting another ophthalmologist, I was diagnosed with post-nasik ectasia, a condition brought on by the lasik procedure. This lead to a bulging cornea in both my eyes, affecting both near and distance vision. I needed another $5K procedure to (hopefully) stop the degenerative condition. I can't recommend Dr. Kim based on my experience
in NorthbMyrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Kim has performed several eye surgeries on me in the last years. I credit him with my being able to see in my right eye. I would recommend him to anyone looking forward to future eye surgeries. He is a talented and compassionate physician. I was lucky to have found him.
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Dr. Kim accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kim has admitting privileges

Duke Health Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
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Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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