About Dr Peter Kim

Dr Peter Kim

Dr Peter Kim graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). He completed his ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital (SEH).

Dr Kim undertook subspecialty training in Corneal and Cataract Surgery at the SEH; Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Vancouver, Canada; and a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the renowned Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Kim is a Staff Specialist at the SEH where he is actively involved in teaching registrars and fellows in the art of cataract and corneal surgery.

Dr Kim has published over 50 scientific articles in international medical journals, as well as book chapters in his areas of expertise.  He has presented at numerous Australian and international scientific meetings.

His interests include the latest innovations in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation (DMEK/DALK), keratoconus management (collagen cross-linking, intrastromal corneal implants), refractive surgery, strabismus and pterygium surgery. Dr Kim also speaks Korean.

Dr Kim is committed to providing the highest quality eye care for his patients by using the most up-to-date technologies and techniques.



Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Private Practice
July 2011 – Present

Meticulous with patient outcomes, I provide a balanced approach and strive for best patient visual outcomes.  When dealing with clinical conditions, I explain these to patients in a language they can understand.

Staff Specialist Cornea & Cataract Surgeon
Sydney Eye Hospital
July 2011 – Present   

This is a public appointment and my role here as a Consultant Surgeon is to supervise the junior Registrars and Fellows at the Sydney Eye Hospital.  I actively teach Cornea and Cataract Surgery and mentor the next generation of surgeons.

Cornea, External Diseases & Refractive Fellowship                            
Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 2010 – June 2011

I undertook Fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery with world-renowned Cornea and Refractive Surgeons: Associate Professor David Rootman and Associate Professor Allan Slomovic

Paediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship                      
British Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
July 2009 – June 2010

Supervisors – Prof Christopher Lyons, A/Prof Jane Gardiner, A/Prof Mariam Arochaine. Fellowship Training

Corneal Fellowship                                                                             
Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia
January 2009 – June 2009

Supervisors – Dr Alfred Wechsler, Prof Gerard Sutton, Dr John Males, Dr Yves Kerdraon, Dr Stephanie Watson, Dr Lyon Robinson, Dr Anthony Maloof.

Opthalmology Registrar                                                                                              
Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia

Clinical Ophthalmology Training Year 1 – 4

Medical Registrar                                                                                        
Dalcross Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Jan 2004 – Jan 2005

General Medicine Training at Liverpool, Campbelltown & Sutherland Hospitals, Sydney, Australia

Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Jan 2003 – Jan 2004

Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmic Surgery

Neurology Registrar                                                                                    
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Jan 2002 – Jan 2003

Resident Medical Officer                                                                            
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Jan 2001 – Jan 2002


Postgraduate Certificate in Biostatics – 2008

Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Part 2 Clinical Examination (RACE) – Passed 1st Attempt – April 2008

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists                

Advanced Pathology Examination – Passed 1st Attempt – March 2007

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Examinations completed (1st Attempt) -  2005

Anatomy, Physiology, Optics, Microbiology and Virology, General Pathology, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, Ophthalmic Basic Competencies & Knowledge Clinical Examination.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) – 2003

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Science (Medicine) – 2000

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Medicine – 2000

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Surgery with Honours – 2000

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia                                                        

Elective Studies (Ophthalmology) – 1999

Prince of Wales Hospital Eye Clinic                                                                     

Sydney, Australia (4 weeks)

Elective Studies (Ophthalmology) – 1999

Sydney Eye Hospital                                                                                                           

Sydney, Australia (4 weeks)

Elective Studies (Ophthalmology) – 1999

Moorfields Eye Hospital                                                                                         

London, United Kingdom (5 weeks)

Professional Memberships

Medical Board of Australia (General)


American Academy of Ophthalmology

International Member 2011 – Present

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Member 2010 – Present

Royal Australian and new Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO)

Fellow 2010 – Present

Korean Australian Medical Society

Member 2012 – Present

Honours and Awards


KIM P, KCRai S, Aroichane M, Gardner JA, Lyons CJ. Ocular and systemic associations of against the rule astigmatism in childhood. British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada.

*Best presentation at the 2010 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Research Day

*2nd Place, Paediatric Ophthalmology ‘Free Papers’ at the COS Annual Meeting 2010


Outstanding Intern’s Award, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney Australia


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Medal
Eye Diseases in Indigenous Communities