Dr. Ulrich earned his undergraduate degree from Houghton College in New York and his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He is board certified in ophthalmology and is a comprehensive ophthalmologist taking care of the general eye care needs of patients. His expertise includes diagnosis and management of cataracts, refractive error, glaucoma, diseases of the anterior segment and diabetic retinopathy screening. Chief among his clinical interests is that of cataract surgery. His research interests are in screening for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. When he first joined the ophthalmic team in July of 2000 there were very few off-the-shelf digital retinal screening systems available for mobile use. He devoted much time to the development of hardware and computer software solutions producing an effective system for mobile retinopathy screening. Dr. Ulrich serves as the residency program directorship for Ophthalmology; he implemented the core competencies required by the ACGME. He oversees resident education and is instrumental in facilitating the participation of ophthalmology residents in the research activities of the Vision Discovery Institute.