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Benjamin J. Kim, MD

Benjamin J. Kim, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kim is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Floaters
  • Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)
  • Macular Degneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Uveitis
  • Vitrectomy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Mount Auburn Hospital
Residency: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), National American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), National Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), International Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmology Society (GPOS), Local National Institutes of Health (NIH), International The Society of Heed Fellows, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kim is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, geographic atrophy, choroidal neovascularization, retinal neovascularization, clinical trials, retinal imaging

Selected Publications:

Parikh Rupin N, Traband Anastasia, Kolomeyer Anton M, VanderBeek Brian L, Kim Benjamin J, Maguire Albert M, Brucker Alexander J: Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Vitreous Hemorrhage Due to Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. American journal of ophthalmology 176 : 194-202,2017.

Daniel Ebenezer, Grunwald Juan E, Kim Benjamin J, Maguire Maureen G, Jaffe Glenn J, Toth Cynthia A, Ferris Frederick L, Martin Daniel F, Shaffer James, Ying Gui-Shuang: Visual and Morphologic Outcomes in Eyes with Hard Exudate in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology. Retina 1 (1): 25-33,2017.

Kim Benjamin J, Irwin David J, Song Delu, Daniel Ebenezer, Leveque Jennifer D, Raquib Aaishah R, Pan Wei, Ying Gui-Shuang, Aleman Tomas S, Dunaief Joshua L, Grossman Murray: Optical coherence tomography identifies outer retina thinning in frontotemporal degeneration. Neurology 89 (15): 1604-1611,2017.

Kolomeyer Anton M, Murphy Kathleen M, Traband Anastasia, Frank Ian, Kim Benjamin J: Beta-D-Glucan Testing in Patients with Fungal Endophthalmitis. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 38 (4): 650-659,2018.

Cheng Qianqian Ellie, Gao Jeffrey, Kim Benjamin J, Ying Gui-Shuang: Design Characteristics of Geographic Atrophy Treatment Trials: Systematic Review of Registered Trials in Ophthalmology. Retina 2 (6): 518-525,2018.

Daniel Ebenezer, Pan Wei, Ying Gui-Shuang, Kim Benjamin J, Grunwald Juan E, Ferris Frederick L, Jaffe Glenn J, Toth Cynthia A, Martin Daniel F, Fine Stuart L, Maguire Maureen G: Development and Course of Scars in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology 125 (7): 1037-1046,2018.

Nti Akosua A, Serrano Leona W, Sandhu Harpal S, Uyhazi Katherine E, Edelstein Ilaina D, Zhou Elaine J, Bowman Scott, Song Delu, Gangadhar Tara C, Schuchter Lynn M, Mitnick Sheryl, Huang Alexander, Nichols Charles W, Amaravadi Ravi K, Kim Benjamin J, Aleman Tomas S: Frequent Subclinical Macular Changes in Combined BRAF/MEK Inhibition with High-Dose Hydroxychloroquine as Treatment for Metastatic BRAF Mutant Melanoma: Preliminary Results From a Phase I/II Clinical Treatment Trial. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 39 (3): 502-513,2019.

Daniel Ebenezer, Ying Gui-Shuang, Kim Benjamin J, Toth Cynthia A, Ferris Frederick, Martin Daniel F, Grunwald Juan E, Jaffe Glenn J, Dunaief Joshua L, Pan Wei, Maguire Maureen G: Five-Year Follow-up of Nonfibrotic Scars in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials. Ophthalmology 126 (5): 743-751,2019.

Kim Benjamin J: Utility of Ophthalmic Consultations for Patients With Candidemia. JAMA ophthalmology : 2019.

Kim Benjamin J, Grossman Murray, Song Delu, Saludades Samantha, Pan Wei, Dominguez-Perez Sophia, Dunaief Joshua L, Aleman Tomas S, Ying Gui-Shuang, Irwin David J: Persistent and Progressive Outer Retina Thinning in Frontotemporal Degeneration. Frontiers in neuroscience 13 : 298,2019.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8675
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)