University of Nebraska Medical Center

Paul J. Rychwalski, MD

John and Irene Graether Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Chief of Ophthalmology, Children’s Nebraska

Paul Rychwalski

Paul Rychwalski, MD, is the John and Irene Graether Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology and a professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics in the UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He provides care through UNMC clinical partner Children's Nebraska, serving as chief of ophthalmology. He also provides care through Nebraska Medicine at the Truhlsen Eye Institute.

Prior to joining UNMC, Dr. Rychwalski was chief of Ophthalmology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. He also was a professor of surgery and pediatrics in the Division of Ophthalmology and the Department of Surgery at University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington. He spent eight years at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, with the last three on assignment in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Dr. Rychwalski received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed a Medical/Surgical internship at Lutheran Hospital/Gunderson Clinic in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and an Ophthalmology residency at Saint Louis University in Missouri. He completed a Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
  • Internship: Medical/surgical, Lutheran Hospital/Gunderson Clinic, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fellowship: Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky