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Paul Rychwalski, MD


Paul Rychwalski, MD
Department: Executive Administration CCAD
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code I32

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
Paul Rychwalski, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code I32

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
Paul Rychwalski, MD
Department: Ophthalmology
Associate Staff
Location: Abu Dhabi
Mail Code I32

UAE, Abu Dhabi,
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Paul J. Rychwalski, MD, is a full-time staff member with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Department of Ophthalmology and Cole Eye Institute. He sees patients at Main Campus and at Cole Eye Institute’s Beachwood location. In addition to his clinical appointment, Dr. Rychwalski is also an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine

Dr. Rychwalski is board certified in ophthalmology. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and he earned his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His post-graduate training includes an ophthalmology residency at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University Hospital, as well as a pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus Fellowship at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

Dr. Rychwalski is a member of several professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, among others.

Dr. Rychwalski has been recognized as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by Consumer’s Research Council of America, and he has been named in “Best Doctors in America” since 2005 by the online resource Best Doctors, Inc. In addition, Dr. Rychwalski has volunteered his time to serve on medical missions to Gansu Providence, China, Columbia, and Romania. He also has served as Medical Advisor for the Cleveland Sight Center and as Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors for the Visually Impaired Pre-school Services, among other outreach activities.

Dr. Rychwalski has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings.

His specialty interests include childhood and adult strabismus, pediatric cataract and IOL placement, pediatric glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Pediatric/Adult Strabismus
Lexington, KY USA
Residency - St. Louis University Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA
Internship - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse, WI USA
Medical School - Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI USA
Undergraduate - University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT USA


  • Ophthalmology

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish