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Madison, CT 06443
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    11 Woodland Road
    Madison, CT 06443
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    40 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT 06510

Paul Clark Kang

Ophthalmology
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Patient type treated
Adult
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Board Certified in
Ophthalmology

Biography

Paul C. Kang, MD, is an ophthalmologist with a passion for medical missionary work. Dr. Kang was motivated to specialize in eye health because his father was blinded by a soccer accident as a teenager.

“If this were to have happened now or in a place where there was appropriate care available, that wouldn’t have been the case,” Dr. Kang says. “But my father went on to do many amazing things with his life and was an inspiration to me. When I went to medical school, I found ophthalmology was a good match for me, and the ability to help people see is remarkable.”

Dr. Kang spent 17 years running his own private practice, performing cataract and refractive surgery, and is now focused on general eye care and international medicine. He is vice president of Health In Sight Mission, a nonprofit that provides eye care to impoverished residents of Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras.

“We are trying to build an eye clinic for the island that is run by Honduran doctors. Right now, there just isn’t ophthalmologic care, and it’s very expensive for people to go to the mainland,” Dr. Kang explains. “In the U.S., cataract surgery is very common. For the most part, no one goes blind from lack of access to it. But cataracts are the number one cause of curable blindness in the world, and impoverished people with cataracts face extreme difficulty. So it’s incredibly rewarding to do this medical mission work.”

When it comes to building rapport with patients, Dr. Kang says he focuses on fully explaining their diagnosis and giving them treatment options, including the pros and cons of each. “I want them to truly understand what is going on and help them make the best decisions,” he says.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Education & Training

  • MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • AB
    Harvard University
  • Residency
    Duke Univerisity Eye Center
  • Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Additional Information

Locations
1
Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
11 Woodland Road
Madison, CT 06443
1 of 2
  • Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
    11 Woodland Road
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Temple Medical Center
    40 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT 06510

Biography

Paul C. Kang, MD, is an ophthalmologist with a passion for medical missionary work. Dr. Kang was motivated to specialize in eye health because his father was blinded by a soccer accident as a teenager.

“If this were to have happened now or in a place where there was appropriate care available, that wouldn’t have been the case,” Dr. Kang says. “But my father went on to do many amazing things with his life and was an inspiration to me. When I went to medical school, I found ophthalmology was a good match for me, and the ability to help people see is remarkable.”

Dr. Kang spent 17 years running his own private practice, performing cataract and refractive surgery, and is now focused on general eye care and international medicine. He is vice president of Health In Sight Mission, a nonprofit that provides eye care to impoverished residents of Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras.

“We are trying to build an eye clinic for the island that is run by Honduran doctors. Right now, there just isn’t ophthalmologic care, and it’s very expensive for people to go to the mainland,” Dr. Kang explains. “In the U.S., cataract surgery is very common. For the most part, no one goes blind from lack of access to it. But cataracts are the number one cause of curable blindness in the world, and impoverished people with cataracts face extreme difficulty. So it’s incredibly rewarding to do this medical mission work.”

When it comes to building rapport with patients, Dr. Kang says he focuses on fully explaining their diagnosis and giving them treatment options, including the pros and cons of each. “I want them to truly understand what is going on and help them make the best decisions,” he says.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Education & Training

  • MD
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • AB
    Harvard University
  • Residency
    Duke Univerisity Eye Center
  • Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Moran Eye Center, University of Utah

Additional Information

Locations
1
Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
11 Woodland Road
Madison, CT 06443
1 of 2
  • Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
    11 Woodland Road
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Temple Medical Center
    40 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
1
Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
11 Woodland Road
Madison, CT 06443
1 of 2
  • Yale Medicine Ophthalmology
    11 Woodland Road
    Madison, CT 06443
  • Temple Medical Center
    40 Temple Street
    New Haven, CT 06510