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Rachel Wang Kuchtey, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

4.7 4.7 417 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cataract- Pediatric/Adults
Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Board Certificates

Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology, 2005


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


Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Experience always good & thorough.
Patient | November 20, 2017

All doctors are rushed with too many patients.
Patient | October 31, 2017

Patient | October 26, 2017

She is a skilled and caring caregiver and her staff reflects her excellence.
Patient | October 22, 2017

Dr. Kuchtey has always been very up front with my eye conditions and always been so good about the situation to take care of it.
Patient | October 20, 2017

It was the first time I saw Dr. Kuchtey ?? She was excellent!
Patient | September 25, 2017

Dr. Kuchtey is an excellent ophthalmologist. I have complete confident in her.
Patient | September 21, 2017

I would recommend this doctor, but no this terrible waiting time at this facility!
Patient | September 18, 2017

dr kuchtey is really thoughtful and takes great care with any questions I have. she is warm and efficient and enjoyable to visit.
Patient | August 19, 2017

Dr. Kuchtey is a superb physician. I'll continue to see her despite the long waits.
Patient | August 19, 2017

As I said earlier, Always room for improvement ,A new test was ordered that I knew nothing about. Would like to know ahead of time although it was beneficial to me.
Patient | August 14, 2017

One of the most comprehensive exam I have experienced in my life - great physician Dr. Kuchtey.
Patient | July 28, 2017

DR Kuchtney suggested I go to the low vision clinic and they scheduled the appt for me. They are great!
Patient | July 24, 2017

Good - very good person.
Patient | July 20, 2017

A lot going on and moves swiftly once in with doctor. Eyes are checked well, however.
Patient | July 18, 2017

I would hesitate to recommend based on the wait times, their time is valuable too.
Patient | July 17, 2017

It would be helpful for the schedulers to tell patients to expect to be at the clinic for up to 4 hours, because that's how long it took & I had a child I needed to pick up in 3 hours.
Patient | July 6, 2017

Patient | July 4, 2017

Dr Rachel K is so careful and excellent she is beyond good. #10. Up up up.
Patient | May 18, 2017

Dr. Kutchey is absolutely the best in my experience. I would wait all day to see her if necessary.
Patient | May 15, 2017

Dr. Kutchey is a good and competent doctor. The wait of over 2.5 hours at EVERY visit is not acceptable.
Patient | April 28, 2017

always good
Patient | April 17, 2017

Long wait time 4 hrs.
Patient | April 4, 2017

Excellent except for wait time.
Patient | April 4, 2017

She is the best!
Patient | March 30, 2017

The very best care provider EVER!
Patient | March 21, 2017

It is said that all the providers at Vandy are not as thorough and nice as Dr. Kutchney.
Patient | February 23, 2017

Patient | February 13, 2017

Dr. Kutchtey is excellent
Patient | February 13, 2017

My confidence in Dr. R. Kutchley is 100%.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Great communication skills and great personality.
Patient | February 3, 2017

#1. Keeps the visit pleasant. #8. Very good - I am so thankful for that! #10. She knows her stuff.
Patient | February 3, 2017

routine annual diabetic exam, very professional with a charming personal touch
Patient | January 30, 2017

I've been with Kuchtey for approx 20 years-- she's the best
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr. Kuchtey understands how to present options to caring for glaucoma. She is helpful in a way that is easy to understand. Always presents a professional appearance and is very attentive.
Patient | January 30, 2017

It is only the waiting time that is an issue. People say it is the norm; however, if it is the norm, more time should be allocated per patient.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Patient | January 3, 2017

Professional, friendly, easy to talk to, very concerned that I am happy & comfortable with results of surgery, etc.
Patient | December 29, 2016

She the best eye dr. anywhere I thank God for her. She helped me so much.
Patient | December 27, 2016

I have not had any bad experiences in the eye clinic. Dr. Kuchtey and all staff have been excellent.
Patient | December 16, 2016

Dr. Kuchtey is beyond excellent. Wonderful specialist, kind, caring. Delighted with her.
Patient | December 16, 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rachel Kuchtey as my doctor.
Patient | December 12, 2016

Wait times excessive.
Patient | November 17, 2016

Dr Kuchtey is one of my favorite providers. Very patient and compassionate.
Patient | October 31, 2016

Excellent care
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Kuchtey is exceptional.
Patient | October 24, 2016