D. Brian Kim, MD

Professional Eye Associates
Dalton, GA

Dr. Brian Kim is a board-certified ophthalmologist and corneal specialist who practices comprehensive ophthalmology and treats all aspects of eye disease, but has a special interest in advanced techniques in refractive cataract surgery (Toric and Multifocal lens implants), LASIK, corneal transplantation, pterygia surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), and laser vitreous floater-lysis. Dr. Kim received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Amherst College. He completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College where he received award recognition for excellence in ophthalmology research. He completed his medical internship at the Alton Ochsner Clinic Foundation and his residency in Ophthalmology at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Kim pursued additional sub-specialty fellowship training in Corneal Transplant Surgery and Refractive Surgery (LASIK/PRK) at the LSU Eye Center.

Dr. Kim is Northwest Georgia’s only fellowship-trained corneal specialist, performing the latest corneal transplantation (DSAEK/PKP/DALK) techniques. He also is the only eye surgeon in the NW Georgia area certified to perform laser treatment for vitreous floaters. He has published numerous articles and has lectured around the country on his interests in surgical techniques. He has also developed and designed new instruments for surgery. Dr. Kim was selected among his peers to the executive board and is past-president of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology. He is also clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia. He is an active member and contributor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, lecturing and providing hands-on teaching of cataract and other advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Kim was selected to the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, a highly regarded publication in ophthalmology. Dr. Kim is also a member of the Medical Association of Georgia and the Cornea Society. Dr. Kim volunteers time away from his busy practice to travel and perform sight-saving cataract surgeries on blind patients around the world. Dr. Kim strives to provide the best and most advanced eye care for all of his patients with the utmost attentiveness and care. He spends most of his personal time with his family but also enjoys playing basketball and loves to sing. He is an active member of Rock Bridge Community Church where he teaches in the children's ministry.