Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Schiefer



room: G4 1.06

telephone: +49 7361 576 - 4605

telefax: +49 7361 576 - 4685


  • Nationality


  • Family

    married since 1983, three daughters

  • Medical Studies

    1976 – 1982, University of Düsseldorf

  • Medical Studies

    April-28, 1983, Third (final) Medical State Examination

  • Military Service

    10/1983 – 11/1986, (rank: "Stabsarzt") Military Hospital Ulm, Dept. of Ophthalmology (Head: Prof. Dr. med. E. Schütte)

  • Dissertation

    March-26, 1984

  • Scientific employee Board exam in ophthalmology

    12/1986 – 03/1989, University Eye Hospital Tübingen
    April-27, 1988

  • Senior physician ("Oberarzt") Habilitation

    since April-01, 1989, University Eye Hospital Tübingen
    November-23, 1993

  • Executive senior physician, Deputy of the director of Dept.

    since March-15, 1994, University Eye Hospital Tübingen

  • Appointment as Ass. Professor

    March-5, 1999

  • Visiting Professor

    04 – 05 / 2001 Washington University Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, St. Louis, USA

  • Application for position as "Head of Neuroophthalmology"

    2003, University of Freiburg, Germany
    (successor of Prof. G. Kommerell): "secundo loco"

  • Application for position as "Head of Dept. of Ophthalmol."

    2007, University of Gießen, Germany
    (successor of Prof.G. Kaufmann): "tertio loco"

  • W3 Full Professorship "Vision Research"

    12/2012, Course of Studies Ophthalmological Optics / Ophthalmological Optics – Audiology, Faculty of Optics & Mechatronics, University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Germany

Honors and Awards

  • 1984Award of the University of Düsseldorf: Best thesis of the year (Beste Dissertation des Jahres)
  • 1992Award of the "German Ophthalmological Society" (DOG) for an outstanding educational video contribution: "Vom Lesen" ("On Reading")
  • 1996Elfriede-Aulhorn-Award of the DOG (German Ophthalmologic Society)
  • 2002Federal Teaching Award (Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Württemberg)
  • 2004Baden-Württemberg Certification "Didactics in University Teaching"
  • 2005Video film-award of the DOG (German Ophthalmological Society) for an outstanding educational film: „Subjective refraction using the Jackson cross cylinder"
  • 2006Award of the Tübingen medical students: Best teachers of the medical faculty (rank 11 of 674 evaluated Medical University lecturers, Tuevalon)
  • 2008Award of the Tübingen medical students: Best teachers (rank 3 of 770 evaluated Medical University lecturers)
  • 2010„Zingirian Lecture“, Società Italiana di Perimetria (SIPe)
  • 2010Award of the Tübingen medical students: Best teachers (rank 1 of 1134 evaluated Medical University lecturers)
  • 2010"Ophthalmologist of the Year 2010" (Board of the Journal "Ophthalmologische Nachrichten")
  • 2013Joseph Ströbl Award of the Joseph & Sonja Ströbl Foundation for the advancement of excellent journalistic and scientific accomplishment with regard to traffic safety
  • 2016IPS Lecture – IPS (Imaging & Perimetry Society)
  • 2018Elfriede-Aulhorn Educational Lecture – IPS (Imaging & Perimetry Society)
  • 2018BARTIMAEUS Award, 8th World Research Congress “The Eye, The Brain & The Auto”, Detroit USA
  • 2021Teaching Award Aalen University of Applied Sciences

Patents (German Patent office, Munich, Germany)

  • Schiefer U, Witte A (1996) Patent: Perimetrisches Untersuchungsverfahren – Fundusgestützte Perimetrie II (Perimetric examination technique – fundus-oriented perimetry II)
  • Schiefer U, Witte A (1996) Patent: Perimetrisches Untersuchungsverfahren – Autokinetische Perimetrie II (Perimetric examination technique – autokinetic perimetry II).
  • Schiefer U, Witte A (1996) Patent: Perimetrisches Untersuchungsverfahren – Ja-/Nein-Patientenabfrage II (Perimetric examination technique – explicit yes-/no-response assessment II).
  • Schiefer U, Witte A (2003) Patent: Perimetrisches Untersuchungsverfahren – Autokinetische Perimetrie unter Berücksichtigung und Korrektur der individuellen Reaktionszeit (Perimetric examination technique – Autokinetic perimetry with explicit consideration of and correction for the individual reaction time).

Membership on Academic Committees

Medical Department University Tübingen
  • Commission reviewing doctoral thesis proposed for a grade of “summa cum laude”
  • several appeal committees of the Tuebingen Faculty of Medicine


  • Academic Foundation of the german people
  • Professional Association of German Ophthalmologists (BVA)
  • German Ophthalmological Society (DOG)
  • International Perimetric Society (IPS) – Board member since 09/2000 – Vice president 06/2002 to 06/2004 – Treasurer since 06/2004
  • Bielschowsky Society for Strabismological Research and Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Arbeitsgruppe “Fahr-, Steuer- und Überwachungstätigkeiten” des Ausschusses Arbeitsmedizin der Berufsgenossenschaften
  • DOG Commission for the Quality Assurance of Sensory Physiological Examination Methods and Instruments (Head since 2007)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Der Ophthalmologe”
  • Board member of German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) since 10/2011

Regular activities in continuing education and further training

  • Ophthalmology academy of Germany (AAD): 6 courses per year
  • Course on Functional Diagnostics and Neuro-Ophthalmology (FUN): including organization
  • Interactive Course on Advanced Functional Diagnostics and Neuro-Ophthalmology (FUN+)
  • Course on Perimetry, Tübingen (TÜP): including organization
  • Glaucoma Workshop Tübingen: including organization
  • Basic Science Courses (e.g. perimetry and neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Interactive course on optics and refraction (RiTA) Tübingen, Aalen: including organization

Additonal Certification

  • Course for principal investigators
    (Coordination Centres for Clinical Trials at University Hospitals Tübingen and Ulm)


Ralf Michels

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Ophthalmic Optics, Laboratory engineer

Dr. rer. nat. Judith Ungewiß

Scientific Assistant

Dr.-Ing. Michael Wörner

Scientific Employee