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820 Union St.
Hudson, NY 12534


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.

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