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H. Joon Kim

H. Joon Kim, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Farmington Health Center

Farmington
801-213-3200

John A. Moran Eye Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2352

Primary Children's Hospital

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Salt Lake City
801-581-2352
  • H. Joon Kim, MD, an experienced oculoplastic surgeon and clinician, provides a wide variety of surgical procedures that repair the eye socket, eyelids, and tear ducts for adults and children. Her expertise includes treating such things as tear duct blockages, ptosis, periocular cancers, and traumatic injury.

    She also offers expert cosmetic services, including eyelid and brow lifts and injectables, such as Botox and fillers.

    Before joining Moran, Dr. Kim practiced ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as VA Atlanta Healthcare System, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous ophthalmic research projects.

    Dr. Kim completed her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed an oculoplastic surgery and a teaching fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.

    In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kim is passionate about resident and fellow education and ongoing global outreach work, teaching and training physicians in low-resource countries.

    Get to know Dr. Kim by watching her profile video.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology
  • H. Joon Kim, MD, an experienced oculoplastic surgeon and clinician, provides a wide variety of surgical procedures that repair the eye socket, eyelids, and tear ducts for adults and children. Her expertise includes treating such things as tear duct blockages, ptosis, periocular cancers, and traumatic injury.

    She also offers expert cosmetic services, including eyelid and brow lifts and injectables, such as Botox and fillers.

    Before joining Moran, Dr. Kim practiced ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as VA Atlanta Healthcare System, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous ophthalmic research projects.

    Dr. Kim completed her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed an oculoplastic surgery and a teaching fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine.

    In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Kim is passionate about resident and fellow education and ongoing global outreach work, teaching and training physicians in low-resource countries.

    Get to know Dr. Kim by watching her profile video.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Education history

    Fellowship Teaching - Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Educators Academy Fellow
    Oculoplastics, Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery - Emory University School of Medicine Fellow
    Chief Resident Ophthalmology - University of Texas Medical School at Houston Chief Resident
    Ophthalmology - University of Texas Medical School at Houston Resident
    Internship University of Texas Medical School at Houston Transitional Internship
    Medicine - University of Texas Medical School at Houston M.D.
    Undergraduate Majors: Chemistry & Biology; Minors: Philosophy & Theology - University of St. Thomas B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ho TC, Maamari RN, Kossler AL, Sears CM, Freitag SK, Reshef ER, Shinder R, Rootman DB, Diniz SB, Kahana A, Schlachter D, Do TH, Kally P, Turner S, Mokhtarzadeh A, Harrison AR, Hwang CJ, Kim HJ, Avila SA, Thomas DA, Magazin M, Wester ST, Lee WW, Clauss KD, Holds JB, Sniegowski M, Compton CJ, Briggs C, Malik AI, Lucarelli MJ, Burkat CN, Patel LG, Couch SM (2022). Outcomes of Patients With Thyroid Eye Disease Partially Treated With Teprotumumab. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 39(2), 150-155. (Read full article)
    2. Avila SA, Nguyen G, Wojno T, Kim HJ (2022). Orbital osteomas associated with Gardner's syndrome: a case presentation and review of literature. Orbit, 1-6. (Read full article)
    3. Mudri J, Lock J, Phadke O, Rouster-Stevens K, Kim HJ, Peragallo JH (2021). Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis causing optic neuropathy. J AAPOS, 26(1), 43-46. (Read full article)
    4. Morel M, DeGrazia T, Ward L, Behshad S, Kim HJ, Feldman R (2020). Single Center Retrospective Study of Patients with Ocular Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP). Ocul Immunol Inflamm, 30(1), 256-261. (Read full article)
    5. Ghanouni A, Avila SA, Kim HJ (2021). Occult Colon Adenocarcinoma and Multiple Myeloma Associated With Clostridium septicum Panophthalmitis With Orbital and Chiasmal Extension: A Case Report. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 38(1), e6-e10. (Read full article)
    6. Mustak H, Liu W, Murta F, Ozgur O, Couch S, Garrity J, Shinder R, Kazim M, Callahan A, Hayek B, Kim H, Yu F, Esmaeli B, Rose G, Rootman D (2020). Carcinoid Tumors of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 37(3), 217-225. (Read full article)
    7. Schaffer LR, Kim HJ, Grossniklaus HE (2019). Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid With Metaplastic Bone Formation. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 36(2), e44-e46. (Read full article)
    8. Sagiv O, Bell D, Guo Y, Su S, Wester ST, Jiang K, Yin VT, Shinder R, Hayek B, Kim HJ, Tetzlaff MT, Esmaeli B (2018). Pathological Features and Clinical Course in Patients With Recurrent or Malignant Orbital Solitary Fibrous Tumor/Hemangiopericytoma. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 35(2), 148-154. (Read full article)
    9. Hanif AM, Saunders JA, Hawkins CM, Wojno TH, Kim HJ (2018). Use of percutaneous bleomycin sclerotherapy for orbital lymphatic malformations. Orbit, 38(1), 30-36. (Read full article)
    10. Adam CR, Shields CL, Gutman J, Kim HJ, Hayek B, Shore JW, Braunstein A, Levin F, Winn BJ, Vrcek I, Mancini R, Linden C, Choe C, Gonzalez M, Altschul D, Ortega-Gutierrez S, Paramasivam S, Fifi JT, Berenstein A, Durairaj V, Shinder R (2017). Dilated Superior Ophthalmic Vein: Clinical and Radiographic Features of 113 Cases. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 34(1), 68-73. (Read full article)
    11. Shah M, Sun L, Elmann S, Vrcek I, Mancini R, Kim HJ, Carrasco J, Shinder R (2017). Self-inflicted enucleations: Clinical features of seven cases. Orbit, 36(3), 154-158. (Read full article)
    12. Anzeljc AJ, Oliveira AM, Grossniklaus HE, Kim HJ, Hayek B (2016). Nodular Fasciitis of the Orbit: A Case Report Confirmed by Molecular Cytogenetic Analysis. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 33(3S Suppl 1), S152-S155. (Read full article)
    13. Chen VH, Grossniklaus HE, DelGaudio JM, Kim HJ (2016). A Concomitant Case of Orbital Granuloma Faciale and Eosinophilic Angiocentric Fibrosis. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 33(2), e47-e49. (Read full article)
    14. Tan JJ, Narang S, Purewal B, Langer PD, Blaydon S, Schwarcz RM, McCormick SA, Kim JY, Walrath JD, Burt BO, Shinder R (2015). Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Orbit: Clinical Features of 8 Cases. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 32(6), 458-461. (Read full article)
    15. Kim HJ, Grossniklaus HE, Wojno TH (2013). A cyst-like foreign body reaction to porcine decellularized membrane (TarSys). Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 30(4), e100-2. (Read full article)
    16. Kim HJ, Hayek B, Nasser Q, Esmaeli B (2012). Viability of full-thickness skin grafts used for correction of cicatricial ectropion of lower eyelid in previously irradiated field in the periocular region. Head Neck, 35(1), 103-8. (Read full article)
    17. Kim HJ, Wojno TH, Grossniklaus H (2012). Atypical bilateral orbital metastases of lobular breast carcinoma. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 28(6), e142-3. (Read full article)
    18. Kim HJ, Wojno TH, Grossniklaus HE (2012). Multiple intratarsal keratinous cysts of the eyelid. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 28(5), e116. (Read full article)
    19. Li M, Zhang R, Li F, Wang H, Kim HJ, Becnel L, Yao Q, Chen C, Fisher WE (2005). Transfection of SSTR-1 and SSTR-2 inhibits Panc-1 cell proliferation and renders Panc-1 cells responsive to somatostatin analogue. J Am Coll Surg, 201(4), 571-8. (Read full article)
    20. Li M, Li W, Kim HJ, Yao Q, Chen C, Fisher WE (2003). Characterization of somatostatin receptor expression in human pancreatic cancer using real-time RT-PCR. J Surg Res, 119(2), 130-7. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Jung EH, Avila SA, Nastasi S, Kim HJ (2023). Immunoglobulin A vasculitis presenting as bilateral upper eyelid erythema: A case report and review of literature. [Review]. Pediatr Dermatol, 40(4), 733-734. (Read full article)
    2. Kang JY, Kim HJ, Wojno TH, Yeung AM, Mendoza PR, Grossniklaus HE (2020). Atypical Lipomatous Tumor/Well-Differentiated Liposarcoma of the Orbit: Three Cases and Review of the Literature. [Review]. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 37(3S), S134-S140. (Read full article)
    3. Anzeljc AJ, Frias P, Hayek BR, Canter Weiner N, Wojno TH, Kim HJ (2018). A 15-year review of secondary and tertiary optic nerve sheath fenestration for idiopathic intracranial hypertension. [Review]. Orbit, 37(4), 266-272. (Read full article)
    4. Chen VH, Hayek BR, Grossniklaus HE, Wojno TH, Kim HJ (2017). Review of periorbital nerve enlargement and biopsy techniques. [Review]. Orbit, 36(5), 293-297. (Read full article)
    5. Kim HJ, Grossniklaus HE, Wojno TH (2013). Periorbital ecthyma gangrenosum: a case report and review of the literature. [Review]. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 30(5), e125-8. (Read full article)
    6. Kim HJ, Wojno T, Grossniklaus HE, Shehata BM (2013). Alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the orbit: report of 2 cases with review of the literature. [Review]. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg, 29(6), e138-42. (Read full article)
    7. Kleinmann G, Kim HJ, Yee RW (2006). Scleral expansion procedure for the correction of presbyopia. [Review]. Int Ophthalmol Clin, 46(3), 1-12. (Read full article)
    8. Li M, Fisher WE, Kim HJ, Wang X, Brunicardi CF, Chen C, Yao Q (2005). Somatostatin, somatostatin receptors, and pancreatic cancer. [Review]. World J Surg, 29(3), 293-6. (Read full article)

    Patent

    1. Kim HJ (2023). Orbital Speculum (Disclosure No: 14200).