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Kristin Hirabayashi, MD

Kristin Hirabayashi, MD
Kristin Hirabayashi, MD
EVO Visian ICL Certified Surgeon

Dr. Kristin Hirabayashi is an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) who specializes in cornea, cataract, and refractive eye surgery, such as LASIKPRK, and ICL. As a fellowship-trained cornea surgeon, she specializes in the diagnosis and management of cornea and ocular surface diseases, including corneal dystrophies, keratoconus, pterygia, and dry eye. She performs cataract surgery (with standard and advanced technology intraocular lenses, and laser cataract surgery), refractive eye surgery (LASIK, PRK, and ICL), corneal transplants, pterygium surgery, and crosslinking for keratoconus.

Dr. Hirabayashi has personal ties to Hawaii as both her father and her husband grew up in Hawaii. In her free time, she loves to play volleyball, hike, go to the beach, travel, and spend time with her husband and two daughters. She is thrilled to be back in Honolulu and is grateful for the opportunity to provide care for such a wonderful community.

Education & Training

  • Stanford University – Fellowship (corneal & external disease & refractive surgery)
  • UCSF – Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Hawaii – Internship
  • UC Irvine – M.D. (Distinction in Research)
  • Stanford University – B.A. Human Biology

Honors & Awards

  • 2023 – Castle Connolly Rising Stars
  • 2022 – Castle Connolly Rising Stars
  • 2021 – Castle Connolly Rising Stars
  • 2019 – Best paper of session at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • 2018 – Langer Award for highest cumulative OKAP score in residency over 3 years
  • 2013 – Junior Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2010 – Joshua Lederberg Award for Academic Excellence at Stanford

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology – Board certified

Professional Organizations

  • Hawaii Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea Society
  • Study Club for Ophthalmic Research in Hawaii (SCORH)
  • Clinical Educator at University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine