Kate Xie, M.D., joined SoCal Eye in 2022. Dr. Xie grew up in Orange County, where she graduated as valedictorian from Troy High School in Fullerton. She then graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Neurobiology and Mind, Brain, and Behavior. She earned her medical degree and completed her Ophthalmology residency at University of California, Irvine, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She then completed a rigorous fellowship in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Xie is passionate about achieving great outcomes in cataract and corneal surgery and staying at the forefront of technology. Dr. Xie is trained in refractive cataract surgery, complex cataract surgery, intraocular lens exchange, secondary intraocular lens implantation, LASIK, PRK, and corneal transplantation (DMEK, DSEK, and PKP). She additionally specializes in the medical management of ocular surface and corneal disease. She is highly invested in providing her patients with the best vision they can achieve.
Dr. Xie feels so privileged to return to Southern California to serve the community she grew up in. She is married to a pediatrician and spends her free time chasing after their toddler son. Her hobbies include DIY household projects, trying new foods, and photography.
Meet Dr Kate – In her Own Words:
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Ocular Conditions & Procedures:
- LASIK and PRK surgery
- Cataract Surgery
- Complex Cataract Surgery
- Intraocular Lens Exchange
- Corneal Transplantation (DMEK, DSEK, and PKP)
Education & Training:
|2020||Board Certification||American Board of Ophthalmology|
|2020||Fellowship – Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery||Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,|
|2016-2019||Ophthalmology Residency||University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA|
|2015-2016||Internship – Internal Medicine||University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA|
|2011-2015||Medical School – MD||University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA|
|2006-2010||Undergraduate Degree||Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2010|