Clifford Kim, MD
Dr. Clifford Kim was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His interest in ophthalmology began while he was earning his BA in neurobiology at Harvard College. During that time, he studied the retinal differentiation of stem cells at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, shadowed ophthalmologists at the New England Eye Center, and organized service events for the Harvard chapter of Unite for Sight. Later, while earning his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kim studied the role of the complement system and retinal microglia in retinal angiogenesis, working under the mentorship of Dr. Kip Connor in the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Kim’s research has led to several awards (e.g., Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist, Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Fellowship); presentations at national conferences, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting; and publications (e.g., PNAS, FASEB).
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