Hyunjin Jane Kim, MD

Job Title

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

About Me

I am an ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As an oculoplastic surgeon, I work alongside my ophthalmology colleagues as well as other specialists from head and neck surgery, dermatology and endocrinology to restore and retain the function and youthfulness of patients’ eyes and face.

Such delivery of highly specialized and multidisciplinary medical care is both the fulfillment of my commitment as a doctor, as well as the gold standard for modern medicine. I am excited to be part of Kaiser Permanente, an organization that allows me to deliver the best that I can.

My professional interests and expertise encompass a variety of conditions including: droopy brow and eyelids (ptosis, dermatochalasis), eyelid cancer, excessive tearing (nasolacrimal duct obstruction), misdirected lashes (trichiasis), blepharospasm/facial spasm, orbital tumors, thyroid eye disease, facial palsy, periocular trauma, blind painful eyes, as well as congenital eyelid, lacrimal and orbital anomalies.

I also perform cosmetic surgery such as cosmetic Asian blepharoplasty (eyelid crease formation and canthoplasty), cosmetic upper and lower blepharoplasty, endoscopic brow lift and midface lift. Non-surgical services such as Botox, facial filler (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) injections, skin resurfacing, and skin care are provided as well.

My philosophy of care is that “…form ever follows function. That is the law” (Louis Sullivan, 1896). Restoring function based on the knowledge of the anatomy is the foundation for achieving excellent aesthetic outcome. Because of this, I invest time and energy to be a life-long student of the human body. At Kaiser Permanente, I value the autonomy I have as a physician and surgeon. I am able to deliver care to my patients the best way I see fit, without having to worry about what treatments will be the most cost effective or profitable.

I was an engineer and amateur artist before I became a surgeon. I was the first to become a medical doctor in my large extended family and I feel very lucky to have found my passion in my profession. I always had an interest in cancer research, which was the impetus for my career change from engineering to medicine. I fell in love with eye surgery and its ability to improve the quality of life, which is the main reason I pursued Ophthalmology. But my vexation with cancer brought me to completion of fellowship training in both Ocular Oncology and Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. I am keenly aware of my potential role to save lives through early detection and eradication of cancer in the periocular region. My love for art and form serves me well as a reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon.

Hyunjin Jane Kim, MD's Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case: 1 of 13
Previous
Case: 1 of 13
Next
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 1 of 12

Case #200

Xanthelasma
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 2 of 12

Case #182

Upper blepharoplasty and internal brow lift
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 3 of 12

Case #205

Upper and lower blepharoplasty with midface and internal browlift
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 4 of 12

Case #206

Upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer and ptosis repair
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 5 of 12

Case #181

Upper and lower bleph and ptosis repair
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 6 of 12

Case #203

Upper and lower blepharoplasty
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 7 of 12

Case #176

Upper and lower blepharoplasty and ptosis repair
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 8 of 12

Case #201

Xanthelasma with upper and lower blepharoplasty
Fillers (JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, Restylane®) Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 9 of 12

Case #184

Voluma filler
Fillers (JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, Restylane®) Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 10 of 12

Case #208

Canula eyelift with filler.
Fillers (JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, Restylane®) Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 11 of 12

Case #183

Lip filler
Brow Lift Before & After Photo | San Francisco, CA | Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Services
Before & After
Case: 12 of 12

Case #199

Endoscopic brow lift

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Family and Friends

Growing up, I had the privilege of living in Asia, South America and United States. Through my rich personal experience, I truly appreciate the wonderful cultural diversity we have in the greater Bay area. I am married to my loving husband of 7 years and we are proud parents of a toddler who was born in San Francisco.

Hobbies and interests

As a family, we love to explore the great outdoors from the ocean to the mountain tops, on surf boards, skis or in hiking boots.

Medical Education

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Fellowship

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
UC San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Learn More
Find A Location