“I consider it a great blessing to be able to be in a field I’m passionate about, one that translates into having the privilege and responsibility of preserving and restoring a patient’s vision. Being able to provide the highest quality of surgical and clinical care is what I am dedicated to do for all my patients, and as importantly, making them feel confident in me, and comfortable in the approach I’m taking is what I strive for.” – Dr. Kim
Samuel C. Kim, MD is a board certified retina specialist specializing in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery, including conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, vascular diseases, and retinal detachments.
Dr. Kim completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgical training at the combined Retina Group of Washing/Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, a fellowship known to be one of the top clinical and highest surgical volume programs in the country.
Dr. Kim grew up in southern California and has a Bachelors in Rhetoric and Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated as a Regent’s and Chancellor’s Scholar, receiving a full scholarship. He then went onto receive his medical degree from Loma Linda School of Medicine, also receiving an academic scholarship, and completed his residency at the Loma Linda Eye Institute before his fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases and surgery.
Dr. Kim has been published in multiple journals and has presented at many national meetings including at the annual meetings of American Society of Retinal Specialists. He is actively involved in research and is a Principal Investigator for many national clinical trials through Loma Linda University, including the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research, and is a sub-investigator of numerous other clinical research trials. He serves as an active assistant professor at Loma Linda University at the Riverside University Health Sciences.
He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Christian Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. Kim is fluent in English, Korean, and medical Spanish.