Feb. 19, 2018 - Judy E. Kim, MD, professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences, has been elected as a member of the executive committee of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the largest retinal organization in the world. The mission of the ASRS is to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases to facilitate the highest quality of patient care. Dr. Kim will move up the ranks to become the president in 2023, when she will become only the second woman to hold that position in its 41-year history.
Dr. Kim has been on the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty since 1999 and is active in research, education and patient care related to retinal conditions. She heads the Teleophthalmology to Improve Eye Care among Latinos project through the Healthy Wisconsin Partnership Program to address issues related to improving access to care and reducing vision loss in high-risk populations. Dr. Kim has published over 130 publications, book chapters and monographs related to diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. She has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award and the ASRS Honor Award and Service Award.
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