Accepting New Patients

Esther Kim, MD

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    (Board Certified)
Primary Address | Office Details
Orange County Retina Medical Group
320 Superior Avenue
Suite 160

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Phone: (949) 646-3242

Fax: (714) 972-8474

Secondary Address | Office Details
Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana

999 North Tustin Avenue

Suite 17

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 972-8432

Fax: (714) 972-8474

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Providence Affiliated Physicians, St. Joseph
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  • Meet The Provider
    Dr. Esther Lee Kim is a Southern California native who grew up in the Fullerton area. She received her undergraduate education at Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Molecular Biology. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, where she discovered her love of ophthalmology. After her internal medicine internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute (formerly Doheny Eye Institute)/ Los Angeles County Medical Center, one of the busiest and top-ranked residency programs in the country. She then pursued a subspecialty fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. There, she gained clinical and surgical expertise in diseases of the macula, retina, and vitreous.
    Dr. Kim has published extensively on a wide range of innovative topics in vitreoretinal surgery that have been featured in leading ophthalmology journals. She has been invited to present her research at national and international ophthalmology meetings, and she serves as an invited reviewer for several top ophthalmology journals, including Retina. Dr. Kim’s clinical interests include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments, macular puckers and holes, and retinal imaging.
    When she is not practicing retina, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, running, yoga, spinning, and trying new restaurants.
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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
      (Board Certified)
    Other Specialties Associations
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology

    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Yale School of Medicine - 2012
    • Internship
      Internal Medicine - Cedars Sinai - 2013
    • Residency
      USC/LAC Medical Center - 2016
    • Fellowship
      Vietreoretinal Surgery - Massachusettes Eye and Ear Infirmary - 2018
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna HMO
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Providence Medicare Advantage
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross

Orange County Retina Medical Group

  • Secondary Location

Orange County Retina Medical Group - Santa Ana