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Paul Clark Kang

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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Paul Clark Kang

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Paul C. Kang, MD joins the Yale Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science after 17 years as a prominent ophthalmologist in the Washington DC area. He is widely regarded as key opinion leader in the field, working closely with industry experts on the development, delivery, and integration of advanced technology to improve the visual outcomes of his patients.

He is a past president of the Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society. He is also a founder and past President of the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society. The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded him the State Affairs Star Award and chose him to participate in their prestigious Leadership Development Program. He has been recognized as Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and Super Doctors by the Washington Post. He was a team ophthalmologist for multiple Washington DC sports teams, including the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and DC United.

Dr. Kang’s motivation to become an eye doctor was sparked by growing up with a blind father. As a result, he has a strong interest in international medicine and is on the board of Health in Sight Mission of Roatan. He regularly leads mission teams to provide ophthalmic care to the indigent residents in Roatan and is currently working to help create a sustainable eye care facility run by local Honduran doctors.

Dr. Kang graduated from Harvard University cum laude and received his medical degree at Indiana University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Duke University Eye Center, and completed a prestigious fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
  • Residency
    Duke Univerisity Eye Center
  • MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • AB
    Harvard University

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2016
Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2015
Special Recognition AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2013
Leadership Development ProgramAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2011
State Affairs Star AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2004

Professional Service

Cataract and Refractive Surgery TodayEditorial Board Member2015 - 2019
Journal of Cataract and Refractive SurgeryReviewer2005 - 2015
CorneaReviewer2005 - 2010

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