Tomasz P. Stryjewski, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Ocular Trauma Service (2017-2018)

Research Summary

Research Summary

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. 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.

Selected Publications

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 Detachment. Ophthalmology. 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 detachment. Retina. 2016 Oct 26.

Stryjewski, TP,  Papakostas, TD, Eliott, D. Multimodal imaging of Elschnig Spots: A case of simultaneous hypertensive retinopathy, choroidopathy, and neuropathy. Seminars 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 injury. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jan;121(1):327-33. 

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2007: BS, magna cum laude, Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University

2013: MD, cum laude, Harvard Medical School

2013: MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Postgraduate training

2016: Residency, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School


2009: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Class of 2009

2010: Charles Janeway Prize for International Research, Harvard Medical School

2011: Dubin Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Public Leadership

2012: Harvard Medical School Traveling Fellow

2015: New England Ophthalmology Society Annual Poster Contest, Clinical Runner-up

2015: Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Poster Contest, Best Clinical Poster

2016: Harvard University Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, Runner-up