Andrew Lewicky, MD
Ophthalmologist in Chicago
Dr. Andrew O. Lewicky attended Oberlin College and received the Bachelor of Science and M.D. degrees from Northwestern University. Following medical school, Dr. Lewicky completed internship and specialty residency training in ophthalmology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary where he served as Senior Resident. After this training Dr. Lewicky served for two years in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, holding the rank of Lt. Commander.
Dr. Lewicky is an acknowledged expert and innovator in the field of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the medical literature. As a visiting professor, he has presented lectures and performed surgery in many countries around the world. Dr. Lewicky’s trips are both educational and humanitarian as illustrated by his participation in Orbis, an international philanthropic organization. Orbis flies its DC-10 airliner fully equipped for eye surgery around the world fulfilling its mission of educating local ophthalmologists in state of the art eye surgery and helping to restore vision to their patients. Dr. Lewicky’s commitment to teaching also includes yearly participation as a Course Director for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Joint Commission on AHPO at their annual conferences. In addition, Dr. Lewicky developed and patented a micro surgical instrument known as the Anterior Chamber Maintainer, which is widely used throughout the world.
Dr. Lewicky is an early pioneer in refractive surgery, performing one of the first radial keratotomy procedures in this area in 1981. He received his initial training in refractive surgery at the Institute of Eye Microsurgery in Moscow from the acknowledged founder of modern refractive surgery Professor S. Fyodorov. Dr. Lewicky is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lewicky is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical School. Dr. Lewicky is a founding partner of the Chicago Eye Institute and a selected honored member of the National Directory of Who’s Who.