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Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands

Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands)
Fax: 832-825-4776


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, 5th Floor - Suite 510
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children’s Hospital Woodlands Health Center
17198 St. Luke’s Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Kimberly G. Yen, MD

Chief of Ophthalmology

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology 2000
University of Michigan Residency 1999
University of Michigan Internship Transitional 1996
University of Michigan Medical School Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995


Dr. Kimberly Yen is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  She is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has received the Heed Ophthalmic Fellow Award, the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching and Evaluation, a Knight Templar Foundation Grant, and an Honor Award presented by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.  She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. 
Dr. Yen sees pediatric patients with conditions such as cataracts, amblyopia (‘lazy eye’), strabismus (misaligned eyes), tear duct obstructions, and other childhood eye diseases.  She provides medical and surgical care for all areas of childhood eye problems.  
Dr. Yen's research interests are in the areas of childhood eye problems. She is especially interested in childhood cataracts, strabismus, and amblyopia. She is a member of PEDIG, the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. She is the Principal Investigator in The Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, an NIH-funded study, and a Contributing Investigator in the NIH-funded Early Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity Study, Amblyopia Treatment Studies and nasolacrimal duct obstruction studies as well as a number of other PEDIG sponsored clinical trials.
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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Member
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Member
Chinese American Ophthalmological Society Member
Houston Ophthalmological Society Member

Selected Publications

Shah R, Weikert MP, Grannis C, Hamill MB, Kong L, Yen KG..  Long-Term Outcomes of Iris-sutured Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses in Children.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 2016 Jan;161:44-49.
Kim EJ, Berg JP, Weikert MP, Kong L, Hamill MB, Koch DD, Yen KG.  Scleral-fixated capsular tension rings and segments for ectopia lentis in children.  American Journal of Ophthalmology 2014 Nov;158(5):899-904. 
Khaja WA, Verma M, Shoss BL, Yen KG.  Visual axis opacification in children.  Ophthalmology 2011 Jan;118(1):224-5
Reddy AK, Coats DK, Yen KG.  An evidence-based approach to physician etiquette in pediatric ophthalmology.  Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2011 Nov-Dec;48(6):336-9; quiz 335, 340.
Reddy AK, Ray R, Yen KG.  Surgical intervention for traumatic cataracts in children: Epidemiology, complications, and outcomes.  J AAPOS. 2009 Apr;13(2):170-4.

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