Tomasz P. Stryjewski, M.D.

Director, Ocular Trauma Service (2017-2018)



Emergency Eye Service

Eye Trauma


English, Polish, Spanish

Board Certification

  • Board Eligible

Main Campus
Phone: 617-573-3202
Accepting New Patients



As Chief Resident and Director of the Eye Trauma Service for the 2017-2018 academic year, Dr. Stryjewski oversees and coordinates trauma coverage at Mass. Eye and Ear and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, he serves as a mentor, teacher, and peer resource to Harvard Ophthalmology’s 24 residents.

After graduating magna cum laude from Louisiana State University with his BS, Dr. Stryjewski earned his medical degree with honors from Harvard Medical School, as well as a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Stryjewski’s research focuses on finding innovative solutions for conditions that lead to blindness.  As a resident, he developed and validated a mathematical model (the RD-OGI Score) to predict which patients will develop retinal detachment after open globe injury, which can allow clinicians to identify these patients sooner and intervene before there is vision loss. In addition, his research has resulted in several patent filings and the co-founding of two ophthalmic start-up companies, focusing on novel therapies for proliferative vitreoretinopathy and improved retinal tamponade after vitrectomy. He has presents his research regularly at many national meetings and publishes in the leading journals of the field.

Clinical Interests

Cataract surgery, ocular trauma

Research Interests

Innovation, surgical devices, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, clinical trials


For a full publication list, please see his CV.

Brodowska K, Stryjewski TP, Papavasileiou E, Chee YE, Eliott D. Validation of the Retinal Detachment after Open Globe Injury (RD-OGI) Score as an Effective Tool for Predicting Retinal DetachmentOphthalmology. 2017 Jan 30. pii: S0161-6420(16)32462-9.

Eliott D, Stryjewski TP, Andreoli MT, Andreoli CM. Smoking is a risk factor for proliferative vitreoretinopathy after traumatic retinal detachmentRetina. 2016 Oct 26.

Stryjewski, TP,  Papakostas, TD, Eliott, D. Multimodal imaging of Elschnig Spots: A case of simultaneous hypertensive retinopathy, choroidopathy, and neuropathySeminars in Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr 15:1-3.

Stryjewski, TP,  Papakostas, TD, Vavvas, DG. Proliferative hypertensive retinopathy. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2016 Mar;134(3):345-6.

Stryjewski TP, Andreoli CM, Eliott D. Retinal detachment after open globe injuryOphthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):327-33. 

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  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPP
  • Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, BS
  • Harvard Medical School, MD


  • Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School