Paul Kang, M.D.

Paul Kang is an ophthalmologist, medical missionary, and impact entrepreneur. Dr. Kang’s motivation to become an eye doctor was sparked by growing up with a blind father. For more than 15 years he was a leading eye surgeon in the Washington DC area at the Eye Doctors of Washington. Dr. Kang is currently practicing part-time on the faculty Yale Eye Center at Yale University and focusing on medical missionary work. He is helping to lead Health in Sight Mission to build an eye center to provide medical and eye care for impoverished residents on the island of Roatan, Honduras.

Dr. Kang’s Story

Paul grew up with a blind father, Young Woo Kang. Young Woo was born in a small South Korean town at a time when modern medicine was not available. As a result, he became blind from a soccer accident at the age of 16. Despite this tragedy, Young Woo became a prominent international disability rights advocate and author whose life story was the subject of several motion pictures and books. He was the first blind Korean person to earn a Ph.D. and was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve on the National Council on Disability. The Young Woo Kang Foundation, created posthumously to honor his legacy, currently supports visually impaired students in Korea with their education.

Paul’s experience with his father brings a unique perspective to his profession and approach to life. His mother, Kyoung Sook Kang, is a disability rights advocate and retired teacher for the visually impaired. His brother, Christopher Kang, is a public service attorney. Paul currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and children.

A passion for giving back. Dr. Kang is devoted to bringing healthcare to those who would otherwise not have access.

Health in Sight Medical Mission

While Paul could not restore his father’s vision, he has dedicated his career to improving or restoring sight for others. In addition to establishing a premier medical practice in Washington DC, Paul has sought to honor his father by helping people who are living in less fortunate circumstances.

Paul currently serves as Vice President for Health in Sight Mission of Roatan, a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been providing charity eye care to the underserved people of Roatan, Honduras since 2005. Using his experience building medical practices and establishing patient delivery models, Paul is working to establish a self-sustaining eye clinic that will eventually be staffed and run by local Hondurans.

He is connecting US-based support organizations with the local Honduran health care community in hopes of providing the best care to those who need it the most, while empowering the community and economy of Roatan.

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Advancing the field of ophthalmology

Dr. Kang was active in clinical research and taught at Georgetown University as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. He has assisted ophthalmic companies with FDA clinical trials and he regularly contributes articles and presentations to industry publications and conferences. Dr. Kang’s research has been recognized with awards from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

An Award-Winning Washington, D.C. Ophthalmologist at the Forefront of Advances in Eye Care

Dr. Kang has been nationally regarded as a leading cataract and refractive surgeon. He stepped away from a busy full-time clinical practice at Eye Doctors of Washington to focus on medical missionary work. He also currently serves as a practicing faculty member at Yale Eye Center at Yale University.

He has also worked closely with industry experts on the development, delivery, and integration of advanced technology to improve the visual outcomes of his patients. As a result, he was one of the first area doctors to perform all-laser LASIK, laser cataract surgery, and to offer presbyopia correcting intraocular lenses.

Dr. Kang graduated from Harvard University. He received his medical degree at Indiana University, where he also served as a delegate to the American Medical Association. Dr. Kang finished 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.

Dr. Kang is co-founder of the Vanguard Ophthalmology society and a past president of the Washington DC Ophthalmology Society. The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded him the State Affairs Star Award and selected him for their leadership development program.

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Proud Team Ophthalmologist for DC Sports Teams

Ophthalmology Consultant

Paul Kang is an impact entrepreneur and key opinion leader on advances in ophthalmology. He acutely foresees trends and patterns early and he has the experience and skill to capitalize on them. He is passionate about helping others understand how to implement best practices and responsible business models in health care settings to improve patient care and revenue cycles.

Dr. Kang has expertise in practice growth, expansion, and exit strategy and is a consultant for both medical practices and medical products.

He has worked with many companies on ophthalmic product research, development and market placement.

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