Monika Grudzinska Pechhacker

Anknuten till Forskning
Besöksadress: Eye Center of Excellence Avd Ögon & Syn, Eugeniavägen 12, 17164 Solna
Postadress: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Ögon och Syn, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • Staff ophthalmologist, MD PhD FEBO, 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 has been staff ophthalmologist since 2016. Her
    career focuses on inherited eye disorders with emphasis on inherited retinal
    conditions. 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 recently underwent one year structured fellowship in Ocular
    Genetics and Electrophysiology under supervision of Prof. Elise Heon and Dr.
    Ajoy Vincent at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of
    Toronto, Canada. Dr. Grudzinska Pechhacker's goal is to establish a program
    providing a comprehensive assessment, genetic testing and counseling of
    patients affected with inherited eye disorders with focus on conditions when
    clinical genetic testing did not identify the disease-causing variant(s).


  • •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


Alla övriga publikationer


  • Anknuten till Forskning, Klinisk neurovetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2026

Examina och utbildning

  • Medicine Doktorsexamen, Institutionen för medicin, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, 2011

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