Vanguard Ophthalmology Society

Excellence in Ophthalmology

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Paul Kang


Eye Doctors of Washington
2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 215-7100


  • Background: Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery in a multispecialty private practice.
  • Undergrad: Harvard University
  • Medical School: Indiana University
  • Residency: Duke University
  • Fellowship: Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Awards and Honors

  • Team Ophthalmologist, Washington Capitals, National Hockey League
  • Team Ophthalmologist, Washington Wizards, National Basketball Association
  • Team Ophthalmologist, Washington Mystics, Womens' National Basketball Association
  • Leadership Development Program XIII, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • SuperDoctors, Washington Post
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine
  • America’s Top Ophthalmologist, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Consumers Research Council of America
  • State Affairs Star Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Society Memberships

  • Vanguard Ophthalmology Society (President, and Founding Member)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS); Young Physicians and Residents Clinical Committee, ASCRS 2006 - 2011
  • Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society: President 2010, Vice President 2009, Treasurer 2008


  • Moshirfar M, Meyer JJ, Kang PC A comparison of three methods for trephining donor corneal buttons: endothelial cell loss and microscopic ultrastructural evaluation. Curr Eye Res. 2009 Nov; 34(11):939-44.
  • Vicente D, Clinch TE, Kang PC Changes in Corneal Elevation after Repeat LASIK. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008 May;34(5):785-8.
  • Jackson MA, Hardten DR, Kang PC, Bond WI. Progressive Haziness after Enhancement. Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, 2006 Oct: 52-55.
  • Kang PC, McEntire M, Thompson C, Moshirfar M. Preparation of Donor Lamellar Tisue for Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty using a Microkeratome and Artificial Anterior Chamber System: Endothelial Cell Loss and Predictability of Lamellar Thickness. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005 Sep-Oct;36(5):381-5.
  • Kang PC, Carnahan MA, Wathier M, Grinstaff MW, Kim T. Novel Tissue Adhesives to Secure Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flaps. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Jun;31(6):1208-12.
  • Kang PC, Klintworth G, Carlson A, Kim T, Adelman R, Stinnett S, Afshari N. Trends in the Indications for Penetrating Keratoplasty, 1980-2001. Cornea. 2005 Oct;24(7):801-3.
  • Moshirfar M, Feilmeier MR, Kang PC. Implantation of VerisyseTM phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) to correct myopic refractive error after penetrating keratoplasty in pseudophakic eyes. Cornea. 2006 Jan;25(1):107-11.
  • Moshirfar M, Feiz V, Feilmeier MR, Kang PC. Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis in Patients with Corneal Guttata and Family History of Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Dec;31(12):2281-2286.
  • Moshirfar M, Mirzaian G, Feiz V, Kang PC. Fourth generation fluoroquinolone resistant bacterial keratitis after refractive surgery. Case Reports. J Cataract & Refract Surg 2006 Mar:32(3):515-8.
  • Moshirfar M, Gregoire F, Mirzaian G, Whitehead GF, Kang PC. The use of the Verisyse iris-supported phakic intraocular lens in myopia in keratoconic patients. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Jul;32(7):1227-32.
  • Grinstaff MW, Kang PC, Wathier MC, Carnahan MA, Kim T. Dendritic Adhesives to Secure Laser in situ Keratomileusis Flaps. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 46: E-Abstract 4995.
  • Kang PC, Zlogar DF, Adelman RA, Afshari NA. Recurrent Corneal Erosion: A Study of 259 Cases. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003 44: E-Abstract 809.
  • Giever PL, Suzuki DA, Kang P, Yee RD. Quantifying Volitional Recruitment of the Head in Eye-Head Coordinated Saccades; an Improved Methodology for Ranking Subjects According to Head Movement Propensity. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003 44: E-Abstract 1975.
  • Middleton C, Carnahan MA, Kim J, Kang P, Kim T, Grinstaff MW. Novel Light Activated Tissue Adhesives for Repair of Linear Corneal Lacerations. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002 43: E-Abstract 4169.
  • Kang PC, Middleton C, Carnahan M, Grinstaff M, Kim T, A Novel Laser-Activated Tissue Adhesive for Corneal Surgery. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2002 Conference, Poster 19.
  • Kang PC, Klintworth G, Carlson A, Kim T, Adelman R, Stinnett S, Afshari N. Trends in the Indications for Penetrating Keratoplasty, 1980-2001. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2002 43: E-Abstract 3070.
  • Kang P, Suzuki D, Yee R. Anti-head/eye Gaze Saccades in Humans. [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Science 2000; 41(4): S308. Abstract nr 1630.
  • Kang P, Tham I, Ling Y, Cheng H, Chew S. Atropine Control of Childhood Myopia: A Retrospective Study. [ARVO Abstract]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Science 1998; 39(4): S282. Abstract nr 1288.


  • Kang P, Open Globe; Foreign Body; Chemical Injury (3 chapters), All about your eyes. Editors Sharon Fekrat and Jennifer S. Weizer, Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.