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Rachel W. Kuchtey MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
  • Ophthalmology


2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232


  • Chinese
  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - West China University of Medical Sciences, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Cornell University, 1999
  • Internship - Brown University, 2000
  • Fellowship - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2001
  • Residency - Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic, 2005

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005

Patient Comments

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Excellent experience overall with the doctor.
May 15, 2024
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May 13, 2024
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Dr. Kutchtey is knowledgeable yet approachable. Always answers my questions thoroughly.
April 29, 2024
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Always extremely satisfied with Dr. Kuchtey and her treatment plans for saving my eyesight.
April 15, 2024
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She was very clear in her comments. She answered all my questions. She explained the meds that she was prescribing. Rather than very good, I would say incredible.
April 12, 2024
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Dr. Kuchtey is a great doctor!
April 9, 2024
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I can never say enough good about Dr Kuchtey. From day one she has always expressed genuine concern over my vision health and tries to be very patient and caring about all my issues vith medication complications and my advancing vision loss. I am confident she is doing all she can to help me. I feel very blessed to be under her care. I have had to juggle and change my Medicare provider many times over these last 15 yrs to be able to continue under Vanderbilt care.
April 1, 2024
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Ample time is spent with me and Dr. Kuchtey discussing my progress and any upcoming changes needed if necessary.
March 30, 2024
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Very good communication
March 25, 2024
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