Rachel W. Kuchtey, M.D., Ph.D.


M.D., West China University of Medical Sciences
Ph.D., Cornell University

Postgraduate Training


Brown University


Ophthalmology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


Glaucoma, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Vision and Related Sciences, Fight for Sight/Prevent Blindness America
National Research Service Award Fellowship
Pfizer Glaucoma Fellows Award for Excellence in Glaucoma Research
Principal Investigator of Fight for Sight Award


Dr. Kuchtey joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in 2005 after completing her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship training at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She specializes in screening, diagnosis and management of different forms of glaucoma. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Kuchtey is the principle investigator of a glaucoma research laboratory funded by the National Eye Institute. Information about Dr. Kuchtey’s glaucoma research can be found at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/ophthalmology/labs/kuchtey.

More in the Media

Glaucoma Today: http://bmctoday.net/glaucomatoday/2014/06/article.asp?f=rachel-kuchtey-md-phd

Vanderbilt Reporter: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu:8080/reporter/index.html?ID=10261