Dr Jonathan Kam


Dr Jonathan Kam

Dr Kam is a committed eye surgeon and general ophthalmologist. He is a leader in cataract and lens surgery, and dedicates his time to both public and private work in Melbourne. He currently holds public hospital consultant appointments at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and with Northern Health as deputy director of the ophthalmology unit, is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology for the University of Melbourne and a Supervisor of Ophthalmology Training for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He is an accredited surgeon at Manningham Private Hospital and a Director at Inner East Eye Surgeons.

He regularly sees patients for cataract surgery, oculoplastic/eyelid surgery, pterygium surgery, laser procedures for medical conditions, retinal conditions such as age related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, uveitis, and neuro-ophthalmic conditions. He also often works with neurologists, endocrinologists, and rheumatologists in the treatment of systemic conditions. He has performed over 3000 successful cataract operations to date, and is highly regarded amongst his peers for his teaching in this area.

Jonathan trained at Australia’s top hospitals. He studied Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and spent some time at the University of Oxford completing a student elective in Ophthalmology.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery awarded with Honours, and Bachelor of Medical Science also with Honours in 2009. He then went on to complete his internship and surgical residency at the well known Alfred Hospital due to its excellent training, before moving to to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital for six years of specialist training in Ophthalmology, which included some time spent at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

In 2017, he held the position of Advanced Cataract Surgery Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. In 2018, he returned to the Alfred Hospital for further training in tertiary hospital ophthalmology, where he worked with other medical speciality units such as neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, rheumatology, trauma surgery and plastic surgery.

He has won a number of awards for his surgery and medical research, which focuses on safety in surgery, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He is recognised as a Specialist by both the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Medicare.

He is a current member of and the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and a past member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has authored many (20+) scientific articles, including a book chapter on cataract surgery, and has been a speaker for the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons advanced trainee program.