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820 Union St.
Hudson, NY 12534

91-93 Montgomery St.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Sanford Ullman, M.D.

Doctor Sanford UllmanSanford Ullman, founder of Hudson Valley Ophthalmology, graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, in 1967, and from Harvard Medical School in 1971. After his internship in Surgery at the Boston City Hospital in 1972, he completed his Ophthalmology residency at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in 1975 and opened a private medical practice in Hudson, NY the same year. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the New York State Ophthalmology Society, Columbia County Medical Society, and Maimonides Society. He is Senior Attending Ophthalmologist at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Northern Dutchess Hospital. During the past 30 years Dr. Ullman has performed over 10,000 eye operations for the residents of the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Ullman can trace his roots in the Valley to 1895 when his grandmother came to Hudson. His late uncle Dr. Joseph Gold was Chief of Columbia Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ullman lives with his wife in Claverack.

Maria McPherson, M.D.

Maria McPherson, M.D.Dr. McPherson joined Hudson Valley Ophthalmology in July, 2004 after completing her ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in 2000 and interned at St. Joseph’s Hospital there. As a medical student she was elected to the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society and received the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Award for Academic Excellence. She is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the New York State Ophthalmologic Society. Dr. McPherson gives compassionate personalized medical care and has a special interest in modern no-stitch cataract surgery. Dr. McPherson was chosen as a top doctor by her peers and listed in the 2015 Hudson Valley Magazine, November issue. She grew up in Monroe, NY and lives with her husband Ken and children in Pine Plains.

Donna Esposito, M.D.

Donna Esposito, M.D.Dr. Donna Esposito joined Hudson Valley Ophthalmology in October of 2010. She has a special interest in cataract and eyelid surgery along with her passion for the practice of general ophthalmology. She graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY in 2006. During medical school, she was elected into the honorable Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Donna went on to complete her medical internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. In June 2010 she completed her Ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. She is board certified by the American Academy of Opthalmology. She is originally from the Hudson Valley region as she grew up in Monroe, NY. She now lives with her husband and children in Rhinebeck.

Jacob Koczman M.D.

Jacob Koczman M.D.Jacob J. Koczman M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist that specializes in refractive cataract and LASIK surgery. He is skilled in the latest multifocal and astigmatism lens options and laser assisted bladeless cataract surgery. Dr. Koczman is a certified Bladefree LASIK and PRK surgeon. He also has a special interest in eyelid surgery, correcting excess eyelid skin (blepharoplasty), outward turned lower lids (ectropion), and inward turned lower lids (entropion). He routinely treats glaucoma, retina, cornea and other eye disorders for adults and children.  He treats Diabetes and Macular degeneration with intravitreal injections.  He has been involved in clinical and basic science research studies including the Avedro Corneal Cross-linking for patient with keratoconus and other ectasias.

Dr. Koczman studied at Northwestern College, where he excelled in the classroom and in athletics. He graduated with honors as a double major in chemistry and biology and was a two time national champion in track and field and an academic All-American in Basketball. Since college, he has been inducted to Northwestern College athletic Hall of Fame. Before medical school he competed and made the finals for the 2004 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in the 800-meter event. Dr. Koczman attended the University of Iowa for medical school where he discovered his passion for Ophthalmology. He completed his internship at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. He continued his training in Indianapolis with the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology where he was chief resident.  Dr. Koczman spent two years in North Carolina where he practiced and trained as a refractive and cataract surgeon under the tutelage of Michael Woodcock MD.  His professional associations include the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Koczman maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys running, cycling, hiking and many outdoor activities.

“I love being an ophthalmologist and couldn’t imagine having any other profession.  I pride myself in compassionate care and a commitment to excellence.  I’d love to care for your health and be your eye surgeon to help you see the world clearly.”  - Dr. Koczman

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