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Shane K. Kim, M.D.

About me:

Shane K. Kim, M.D.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Advanced Cataract Surgery


  • Southeast Portland
  • Gresham
  • Northeast Portland
  • Sunnyside
    Phone: (503) 255-2291

Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Shane Kim was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2014 and 2018 by Portland Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Kim is a fellowship trained cornea and external diseases specialist with expertise in corneal transplantation, blade-less LASIK and advanced femtosecond laser cataract surgery.

Creating deep connections with patients is what drew Shane K. Kim, MD to ophthalmology.

“I try to put myself in my patients’ shoes and treat them like I would want them to treat my own family


Shane Kim, MD attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and earned a B.A. in Chemistry. He subsequently attended New York University School of Medicine where he was awarded a teaching fellowship in Gross Anatomy.

After his medical school training, he completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Presbyterian Medical Center. He went on to residency training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute. After completing residency training, Dr. Kim spent an additional year at the University of Pennsylvania as a Clinical Instructor. In addition to teaching residents, he served as a clinical fellow in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Kim completed a second year of fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the University of California, San Francisco’s Proctor Foundation.

Dr. Kim has an interest in cataract and refractive surgery as well as corneal transplantation surgery. He also has a special interest in contact lens related corneal infection and herpetic eye disease.


2006 - 2007

Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, Uveitis and Refractive Surgery
Proctor Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco

2005 - 2006

Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases
Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania

2002 - 2005

Residency in Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania

2001 - 2002

Transitional Internship
Department of Surgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania

Medical School
1997 - 2001

Doctor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY)

1993 - 1997

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Franklin and Marshall College, (Lancaster, PA)


2008 Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
2007 Medical licensure, Oregon
2006 Medical licensure, California
2005 Medical licensure, Pennsylvania


2006 - 2007 San Francisco General Hospital:
Clinical Instructor - Ophthalmology
2005 - 2006 VA Hospital of Philadelphia:
Attending Physician - Ophthalmology
2005- 2006 University of Pennsylvania:
Clinical Instructor - Ophthalmology


2004 Medical Student Teaching Award
Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute
1998 Gross Anatomy Teaching Fellowship
New York University School of Medicine
1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Merck Index Chemistry Award
Franklin and Marshall College
1996 National Science Foundation Research Scholar
1994 Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Award
Franklin and Marshall College
1993 Presidential Merit Scholarship
Franklin and Marshall College


2006 - present American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
2007- present Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
2005 - 2006 Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology
2002 - present American Academy of Ophthalmology



2007          Kim SK, Lanciano RC Jr, Sulewski ME. Pupillary Block Glaucoma Associated with a Secondary Piggyback Intraocular Lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Oct;33(10):1813-4.
2007 Schwartz SR, Binenbaum G, Anninger W, Forbes BJ, Feiner L, and Kim SK. Incidence of Secondary Procedures Following Pediatric Cataract Surgery. JAAPOS. 2007 Feb;11(1):101.
2007 Kim SK, Hwang DG. Analysis of OMIG Abstracts from 1983-2004: Have the Types of Research Presentations Changed Over Time? Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Meeting ovember 10
2006 Las Vegas, NV
2006 Kim SK, Volpe NJ, and Stoltz RA. Contemporaneous Retinal and Optic Nerve Infarcts, Choroidal Nonperfusion, and Hollenhorst Plaque: Are These All Embolic Events? Journal of Neuroophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 26(2):113-6.
2005 Kim SK, Quinn GE, Zaidman GW, and Orlin SE. Congenital Hyperplastic Persistent Pupillary Membranes. A Conservative Approach in Management. JAAPOS. 2005 Aug;9(4):391-3.
2005 Kim SK, Ibarra MS, Syed NA, Sulewski ME, and Orlin SE. Development of Epithelial Downgrowth Several Decades After Intraocular Surgery. Cornea. 2005 Jan;24(1):108-9.
2003 Kim SK, Volpe NJ, Maguire M, Ying GS, Moster ML, and Galetta SL. Enhancing Examiner Accuracy in the Detection of Afferent Pupillary Defects. Poster presentation: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting 2003. Fort Lauderdale, FL Platform presentation: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2002. Copper Mountain, CO
2001 Volpe NJ, Kim SK, Maguire M, Ying GS, Moster ML, and Galetta SL. Portable Pupillography of the Swinging Flashlight Test to Detect Afferent Pupillary Defects. Platform presentation: North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2001. Rancho Mirage, CA
2000 Pearlman R, Henderer JD, Kim SK, Pereira ML, Steinmann WC, and Spaeth GL. Vertical Optic Nerve Diameters in Black and White Patients Measured by Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy. Poster presentation: American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting 2000. Dallas, TX


Practice Locations:

Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark,#200
Portland, OR 97216
Phone : (503) 255-2291

24601 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97060
Phone : (503) 255-2291

Northeast Portland
050 NE Hoyt St.,#245
Portland, OR 97213
Phone : (503) 255-2291

12050 SE Stevens Rd., Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Phone : (503) 255-2291


Preparing for your Visit:

Prior to Your Appointment: Please complete and print the Patient history, HIPPA and payment policy forms even if you are an established patient. Once you have completed the forms, please bring them with you on the day of your appointment. Due to privacy issues, please do not attempt to send these forms to our office via e-mail.

Please check with your insurance company(s) to verify your “vision care” coverage for routine eye examinations by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card. You may also call this same number to verify “medical” benefits for medically necessary visits and procedures.

The Day of Your Appointment:
Bring your current medical insurance card(s) with you.

  • The co-pay amount listed on your insurance card will be collected at the time of your visit.
  • For charges not covered by your individual insurance plan, payment is due at the time of service. Prompt pay discounts are available on certain services. Please ask at the front desk.

As part of your examination with us today, your pupils may be dilated. With dilation, most people experience light sensitivity and difficulty with near vision (such as reading). Some individuals also have difficulty seeing in the distance. The effects of the dilation can last several hours.

Patient Forms:

Patient History


Payment Policy

Request an Appointment:

Or Call:

Southeast: 503-255-2291  
Gresham: 503-255-2291  
Northeast: 503-255-2291  
Happy Valley: 503-783-3300  

Laser Vision Correction Surgery:

To find out more about Laser Vision Correction Surgery, click on the Laser Vision Correction section of our web site or call Dr. Shane Kim's Laser Vision Correction Coordinator at: 503-261-7262.

Patient Accounts:

If you have questions about your account or insurance, please call our patient accounts representatives at: 503-344-5115.



Videos & Reviews:

Dr. Shane Kim Reviews:

I have been coming to Eye Health NW for over 10 years now and recently came back in hopes of getting Lasik Eye Surgery. Before my appointment, I spoke on the phone with Aimee who was very helpful in explaining the options for laser vision correction. After some testing and consultations with Dr. Kim I found out I was eligible for Lasik and everyone helped me to get my procedure scheduled quickly. The procedure itself was quick and easy. Dr. Kim took excellent care of me during my follow-up visits and after 10 days my vision had already improved to 20/15! I could not be more thrilled with my procedure and the entire staff at the SE Clinic and Eastside Surgery Center. I highly recommend.- Yelp Review

Your only regret will be not having it done LASIK sooner. Dr. Kim and his entire staff are awesome. I was terrified of the surgery part but it was really quick and they did everything to make sure I knew what to expect and to assure me it would all be ok. I love my new vision!- Yelp Review

I went to Dr Kim after getting a eye exam to get new glasses and they said my eye pressure was high. Turned out they were right , pressure was over 40 and should be in the teens. After taking pictures of inside my eyes it turns out I have Claucoma. Luckly it was caught early and I don't have much damage. As we were trying to find the correct eye drops to bring down the pressure , I was laid off and lost my insurance. And to make matters worse I was having bad reactions (eyes swelling closed/dry eyes) to the drops. Doctor Kim keep seeing me at no charge as we looked for a combination of eye drops that would work for me. These drops are expensive and I could not see him and pay for the drops, so not only did he not charge me, he help find progams that help reduce the prices of the drops. This man cares (rare in todays world). He also did my cataract surgery and explained it very well so I understood what was wrong and what was going to happen. I felt very comfortable going into surgery. After wearing glasses for 50yrs I can now walk in the rain without having to look at the ground to try to keep my glasses dry and my night vision is back. If not for Dr. Kims "bed side manner" and how he explains things, I would not have had the surgery and would still be wearing glasses and would not be able to drive at night. I never met a doctor who cares about people as much as Shane Kim.- Vitals Review

After 40 years of glasses, and having a very difficult eyes to fit with trifocal glasses and not being able to ware contacts, I am now glasses free! Dr. Kim explained to me explained to me about a great new concept of replacing the lenses in my eyes. I had bad cataracts and astigmatism. By replacing my lenses with the new Toric lens I would be able to see instantly. And he was right! While I do need glasses for very small print or items, I can read the news paper without glasses. I also see much clearer at night when driving. I give him 5 star rating! - Vitals Review

I am not sure just what was going on with the rant of the first review. I found Dr Kim to be exceptionally professional, friendly and willing to listen to all my concerns. I have a history of a retinal tear which was treated successfully but which did leave some residual macular problems. Dr Kim discussed my visual potential at length prior to my cataract surgery. I never felt rushed. He answered all my questions, outlining both the advantages as well as the disadvantages of surgery. He never promised me 20/20 vision, and I would rather doubt that he promises that to any of his patients. Dr Kim did cataract surgery on both of my eyes and the results were excellent. My vision is very good despite the retinal issues that I already had before ever meeting him. I found the entire process to be very upfront and straightforward. The services that he provide were above reproach. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone.- Vitals Review

Two years ago I saw Dr. Kim about Lasik surgery. He walked me through the whole pros and cons. As it turned out because my corneas were thinner than normal, he recommended PRK over Lasik just because it was safer. The recovery time was longer and more painful, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. There were many things I appreciated about Dr. Kim, but I am the most appreciative that after two years he is willing to do an enhancement to my original PRK surgery at NO COST. How many doctor's would do that? Usually you are only guaranteed a year. Dr. Kim told me yesterday when I saw him that "hey, I'm not going anywhere and if any of my patience need enhancements I'm going to take care of them, even if it's 5 years later." I should also add that when I originally began to look into Lasik surgery I had gone to a clinic over in Tigard. They ran me through all the tests and never said one thing about my corneas being borderline too thin for the Lasik surgery. They had me all signed up for the Lasik surgery when I decided to get a second opinion. And boy am I glad I did. You only have one set of eyes in your lifetime, and I was willing to pay a little more to have the surgery done by a doctor like Dr. Kim that chose to explain why he wouldn't do Lasik surgery on me. My husband had Dr. Kim perform Lasik surgery for him this past month. He is very happy to be without glasses and his recovery was very speedy! As far as the staff goes, everyone was, and has been totally professional and helpful. Couldn't ask for better service anywhere.- Yelp Review



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