Piotr Chaniecki PhD, MD

University Degree:

In 1996, he graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Łódź, Poland. After graduation, he served as a doctor on ships of the Polish Navy in Gdynia. In 2017, he defended with distinction at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow his doctoral thesis, entitled. “Changes in the content of selected bioelements in the clouded lens of the eye in patients with glaucoma and diabetes.”

Position at ICTER:

Board Consultant for Ophthalmology


Dr. Piotr Chaniecki currently holds the position of chief surgeon at Prof. Zagorski’s Eye Surgery Center in Cracow, Poland.

From 2010 to 2020, he served as the Head of the Ophthalmic Department of the 5th Military Clinical Hospital in Cracow, and from 2020 to 2023 he was the Head of the Ophthalmic Department of the PCK Hospital in Gdynia.

He has more than 20 years of experience in eye surgery. He specializes in anterior eye surgery and retinal surgery.  He performed more than 2,000 surgeries last year.

Dr. P. Chaniecki is the author of a unique surgical technique for intraocular lens replacement, awarded as the best surgical technique of 2019 by the American ophthalmology journal Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today.

In 2016 he received the Best Scientific Paper Award, “Composition of phacoemulsificated human lenses analyzed by infrared spectroscopy,” from the European Association for Vision and Eye Research.

His main professional interests are anterior and posterior eye surgery and conservative treatment of dry eye syndrome. He conducts scientific and didactic work in the field of intraocular implants in cooperation with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. He also collaborates with the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland, studying the biochemical structure of lenses. He has authored and co-authored numerous scientific presentations and publications at home and abroad.

He continuously improves his qualifications by participating in international and national training courses and conferences, often as a lecturer. He is a member of the Polish Ophthalmological Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Polish Society of Biomaterials.

Dr. Piotr Chaniecki joined ICTER in May, 2023 as the Board Consultant for Ophthalmology.

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