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Joann J. Kang, MD


Joann Kang, MD, is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Montefiore-Einstein.

Dr. Kang received her Bachelor of Science with Honors from Cornell University. She then obtained her Doctorate in Medicine from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago and was elected chief resident in her final year. Following this, she completed a Corneal and External Disease fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

A nationally recognized physician and surgeon, Dr. Kang is devoted to patient care, surgery, research and teaching. Her clinical and surgical expertise includes cataract surgery, full and partial thickness corneal transplantation, ocular surface surgery/reconstruction, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and laser vision correction such as laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). 

Her research focus is on corneal transplantation, Boston keratoprosthesis and sutured intraocular lenses. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, review articles and abstracts. She is also an editorial board member for BMC Ophthalmology. Dr. Kang regularly lectures as an invited speaker at national conferences and symposia, and is principal investigator on multiple research protocols and clinical trials.

As a member of the Admissions Committee at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Director of Resident Surgical Education at Montefiore, Dr. Kang has trained and mentored many medical students and residents. She is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition of her teaching and contributions to the department. She serves on national committees for the Eye Bank Association of America, the Eye and Contact Lens Association, and the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. She is also the Associate Medical Director and medical advisory board member of The Eye Bank for Sight Restoration in New York.

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Medical School:
Columbia University

University of Illinois at Chicago

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary