Honolulu Eye Doctor
Dr. Michael Yim was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. As a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Washington, he went on to receive his medical degree from the John A. Burns School of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Yim earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, graduating in the top tenth percentile of his class and was also awarded the Hawaii Lions Foundation Ophthalmology Award.
Dr. Yim completed his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, which has been ranked as the #1 eye hospital and ophthalmology residency program in the country for the past 16 years. After finishing residency, Dr. Yim completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, where he spent an additional year training in the surgical and medical management of glaucoma.
Dr. Yim is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in the Department of Ophthalmology. As an educator, he gives lectures to medical students, optometrists, ophthalmologists, other physicians, and to the community. He serves as a mentor to prospective and current medical students, and sits as an interviewer for the medical school.
Dr. Yim specializes in traditional and laser cataract surgery, multi-focal lenses, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, traditional glaucoma surgery, pterygia and chalazion removal, general and diabetic eye exams, and glasses/contact lens fitting. Dr. Yim was the first to implant several glaucoma devices in the state of Hawaii and strives to bring cutting edge technology, procedures, and the most advanced care to the people of Hawaii.
Being a local boy, Dr. Yim’s goal was to return to Hawaii to give back to the community that raised him. As a medical student and now as a faculty of the medical school, he has continued his volunteer work for the Homeless Outreach and Medical Education Clinics providing health care for the under-served. During residency, he traveled to West Africa with the Himalayan Cataract Project to perform vision-restoring eye surgeries and to establish a sustainable eye care infrastructure in Ghana. For his community service efforts during residency, he received the Lee Family Community Service Award at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. During his free time, he enjoys playing football and basketball, hiking, and spending time with his family.