Katja is an Australian trained ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery.
She has an interest in Indigenous health and visits Alice Springs Hospital on a regular basis.
Katja was born in Germany and moved to Australia as a teenager. She completed her ophthalmology training in South Australia, and then obtained further subspecialty training in the UK and USA.
Katja completed her fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery at the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital in the UK, which is considered the birth place of modern plastic surgery by many. Dr Ullrich trained under the mentorship of the esteemed Mr Raman Malhotra, well known for both his aesthetic surgery and facial palsy treatment. She then underwent further training in aesthetic periocular surgery in Beverley Hills, USA; and paediatric oculoplastics at the world-renowned Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, USA.
Katja has a strong research interest and has published over 20 scientific papers in both the general ophthalmology and oculoplastics literature, along with having authored multiple book chapters.
Growing up in a multicultural family, Katja is fluent in English and German. In her free time, she enjoys running, walking and hiking, visiting art galleries and photography.
Memberships / Fellowships
Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO)
Member, Australian and New Zealand Oculoplastic Society (ANZOPS)