real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.

real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich
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Dr. Nick Ulrich, at left, plays forehand with his left arm. He says this gives him an advantage when he plays against right-handed opponents.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care

Precision, finesse and perfection are three things I know I'd want to be associated with the surgeon operating on my eye, and those words fit Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an ophthalmologist at UNC who specializes in vitreo-retinal surgery.  He brings to the operating table years of practice, not only with the skills necessary to operate in an environment were millimeters matter, but also as an accomplished athlete.  

We had our pick of golf, volleyball and tennis with Dr. Ulrich, who plays them all with excellence.  But with 2-year-old twins now under his family's care, tennis is the easier option for him to play.  He competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes, and his team is going to the state championship in Charlotte later this month where you'll no doubt find him smashing the ball and reaching deep for saves.

Check out this month's video and see if you don't want to grab a racket and head to the court yourself!

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