Monika Grudzinska Pechhacker

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Eye Center of Excellence Avd Ögon & Syn, Eugeniavägen 12, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Ögon och Syn, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Ophthalmologist, Expertise in Ocular genetics and Clinical Visual
    Electrophysiology, PhD in Experimental medicine
    2018-2019 Research Grant from Bernadottes’ Research Foundation for Eye
    Children Care
  • 2018 Research Grant from SLS (Swedish Society of Medicine)

  • 2013 Edwin Jordan Stiftelse Research Grant
  • 2012-2013 Research Grant,
    Kronprinsessan Margaretas Foundation for Visually Handicapped, Sweden
  • 2012
    Alcon Research and Education Grant for residents in ophthalmology
  • 2012 Grant
    from Carmen and Bertil Regners Foundation for research in ophthalmology
  • 2012
    Lars Hiertas Minne Stipendium
  • 2012, 2014, 2016 Karin Sandqvist Research
  • 2008, 2012, 2013 Research Grant, Karolinska Institutet
  • 2007-2010 PhD
    Research grants founded by Heart and Lung Foundation, Sweden
    * 2019-2020 fellowship/postdoc in Ocular Genetics and Electrophysiology,
    University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

  • * 2018 training in Electrophysiology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

  • * 2015 fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology, FEBO (specialist in

  • * 2013 fellowship, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia
    University Medical Center, New York, US

  • * 2012 fellowship, Dept. of Ophthalmology, AKH, Vienna, Austria

  • * 2006 - 2011 Doctorate education (PhD), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,
    * 2008-2009 - fellowship Children Surgery and Emergency, Astrid Lindgren
    Children Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

  • * 2004 - M.D. Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland


  • Dr. Grudzinska Pechhacker is an ophthalmologist and ophthalmic geneticist.
    Her career focuses on genetic eye disorders with emphasis on inherited
    retinal degenerations (IRDs). She is passionately dedicated to improve
    diagnostics and management strategies for patients with genetic eye
    disorders. She was further trained in clinical visual electrophysiology
    (Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK) and underwent fellowship in Ocular Genetics
    and Electrophysiology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and
    University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Grudzinska Pechhacker's research
    interests are IRDs both syndromic - and non-syndromic.


  • * 2021-2022 supervisor to master student in ophthometry, Karolinska
    * 2020 - PhD mentor, Karolinska Institutet

  • * 2019-2020 teaching in genetic eye disease, pediatric ophthalmology and
    electrophysiology for residents, fellows, clinical geneticists and genetic
    counselors, visiting observers at the Department of Ophthalmology of
    Visual Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

  • * 2017-2019 mentor for resident in ophthalmology, St. Erik Eye Hospital

  • * 2016-2019 clinical supervisor for MD students and residents in
    ophthalmology, St. Erik Eye Hospital

  • * 2012-2015 PhD mentor, Scripps Research Institute, University of
    California, La Jolla, San Francisco, US

  • * 2012-2014 co-supervision of PhD student, Karolinska Institutet

  • * 2012 teaching for MD students in ophthalmology (full-time), St. Erik Eye
    Hospital/Karolinska Institutet

  • * 2011 clinical supervisor for MD student (ophthalmology), Erasmus Exchange

  • * 2008 series of research seminars in stem cell biology, Center for
    Molecular Medicine, KI

  • * 2009 clinical supervisor for MD students, KI (Children surgery and

  • * 2008/2009 - research supervisor for two students in Biomedicine Program,
    KI and MD student, KI


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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