Joann J. Kang, MD
- Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
- Practice Specialty
- Ophthalmology (Eyes)
- Medical Education
- Columbia University
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Main Location
- Academic Title
- Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
- Administrative Title
- Attending Physician, Cornea and Refractive Surgery
Joann Kang, MD, is Co-Director, Hutchinson Campus Ophthalmology and Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Montefiore-Einstein. Dr. Kang’s clinical focus is in all anterior segment disease. Her surgical expertise includes cataract extraction, corneal transplants, secondary IOL fixation and other corneal procedures.
In 2004, Dr. Kang received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Cornell University. She then attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completing the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship from 2007 to 2008 and earning her Doctor of Medicine in 2009. Her postgraduate training began in 2009 with a yearlong transitional medicine internship at Maimonides Medical Center. From 2010 to 2013, she completed an ophthalmology residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, acting as chief resident in her final year. Following this, she pursued a corneal and external disease fellowship at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, completing it in 2014.
Dr. Kang’s research focus is on Boston keratoprosthesis, endothelial keratoplasty and sutured intraocular lenses. She has shared her work through publication in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, review articles, abstracts and national and international podium presentations. She is also an editorial board member for BMC Ophthalmology.
Dr. Kang is board certified and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the Eye and Contact Lens Association.