Doyle Stulting, M.D., Ph.D. is Director of the Stulting Research Center, Woolfson Eye Institute, Atlanta, GA, Professor of Ophthalmology Emeritus, Emory University, and Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, the Moran Eye Institute, Salt Lake City, UT.

He has performed refractive surgery for more than 20 years, participating in the physician-sponsored clinical investigation of LASIK before the first refractive laser was approved by the FDA in the United States. He also performs routine and complex cataract surgery, as well as corneal transplantation. Dr. Stulting specializes in the management of keratoconus and corneal ectasia following LASIK, including corneal cross-linking performing multiple clinical trials for the procedure since 2008.

For ten years, Dr. Stulting was a member of the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel and completed a term as Chair of the Panel in 1998. He is Past President of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, has served on the Board of Directors of the Eyebank Association of America, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Eye Bank, and is Co-Medical Director of the Georgia Eye Bank. Dr. Stulting recently completed a 10-year term as Editor-In-Chief of the journal Cornea and is on the Editorial Board of other journals.

Dr. Stulting has been the principal investigator for a number of NIH-supported clinical trials. He was co-director of the Collaborative Corneal Transplantation Studies, has authored over 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals, published several textbook chapters, taught courses for over 30 years at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and lectured around the world. He was awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the FDA’s Citation for Excellence, Commitment, and Outstanding Service in Protecting the Public. He received the prestigious Paton Award from the Eyebank Association of America, the Barraquer Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and the Binkhorst Award from the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Stulting graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in Durham, N.C, with a BS degree in chemistry. He received his MD degree and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Duke. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Stulting completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease at Emory University, where he practiced, taught, and performed research from 1982 through 2010.

In 2010, he left Emory University to found the Stulting Research Center at Woolfson Eye Institute, where he conducts a variety of clinical trials. He has a fulltime practice in the cornea, refractive surgery, and external disease. He puts his regulatory experience to work as a consultant for small and large companies to bring new technologies to the market in the United States.