David D. Kim, MD

glaucoma specialist
Dr. David Kim, Glaucoma Specialist
Dr. David Kim, Glaucoma Specialist

David D. Kim, MD

glaucoma specialist

Get to know Dr. David Kim

David Kim, MD, FACS, originally born in Taegu, South Korea, pursued his career as a physician of ophthalmology in the United States. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill., Dr. Kim went to Loyola Stritch School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He served as Chief Resident while completing his Internship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis. before pursuing a Glaucoma Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.
After many years of practicing in Wisconsin as a general ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, in 2020 Dr. Kim sought warmer weather and found a home at Eye Care Specialists, LLC. fulfilling a much needed role as a glaucoma specialist in the southeast Missouri and southern Illinois area. Dr. Kim performs glaucoma surgery using the most advanced drainage stents and cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implants providing his patients with their best possible vision.
Dr. David Kim sees patients at our Cape Girardeau Mount Auburn and Doctors’ Park locations as well as Poplar Bluff, and Carbondale and Marion, Ill.
In his leisure time, Dr. David Kim and his wife Renee enjoy the warmer southeast Missouri weather for activities such as golfing, cycling, kayaking, and fishing and participating in community events.




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Board Certified

Board certification indicates that beyond his or her basic medical license, an entity recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties has certified the surgeon to practice within his or her specialty. For ophthalmology, this entity is the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). The ABO certifies the surgeon has completed specific training and continuing education related to the specialty. Click here for an informative video explaining ABO certification.


The following affiliations help Dr. John Kinder stay abreast of technological advancements in ophthalmology and surgery.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The mission of the AAO is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care. The AAO provides information and tools we utilize to educate our patients.

American Glaucoma Society

The mission of the AGS is to engage all professionals involved in glaucoma care through programs, education, research, and knowledge sharing clinical and scientific information for the benefit of patients, colleagues, fellows and residents.


Fellowship: Glaucoma

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Residency: Ophthalmology

Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Internship: Internal Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical School

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Doctor of Medicine


Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences
Evanston, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry


Serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Medical College of Wisconsin

AOA Fellowship Scholarship recipient

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