Dr. Allan Wulc’s Biography
Dr. Wulc was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College. His background is in the arts and humanities. Dr. Wulc spent part of his undergraduate studies in Paris, where he studied painting and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, literature at the Sorbonne, and piano performance at the Ecole Normale de Musique.
Dr. Wulc received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and trained in Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. After residency, he was awarded a fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery, and Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona. Following this fellowship, he completed a year-long fellowship in super subspecialized training in plastic surgery of the orbit (facial skeleton and orbital contents) at the University of London, Moorfields Eye Hospital. He then completed a third fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Wulc spent ten years in academics at the University of Pennsylvania, and was appointed Director of the Eye Plastic and Orbital Service of the Scheie Eye Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1994.
In 1996, Dr. Wulc left the University of Pennsylvania to pursue private practice in the Philadelphia area, while retaining and gaining supplementary academic affiliations. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Wulc is on the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and at Temple University. He has trained residents and fellows internationally.
Dr. Wulc is on staff at Abington Memorial Hospital where he is an Associate Surgeon. Dr. Wulc has authored over 40 papers in his specialty and has written many chapters in authoritative texts on plastic surgery. He is one of the original researchers involved in the FDA study of Botox® and was one of the first to publish a study on its use for cosmetic purposes. He has taught Botox® injection techniques and filler injection techniques throughout the United States and is renowned for his abilities as an aesthetic facial cosmetic surgeon.
He is particularly interested in repairing changes associated with aging around the face and eyelids, surgery for thyroid eye disease, and correcting problems caused by other cosmetic surgeons and non-surgeons. He has won the prestigious Marvin Quickert Award for Excellence in Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery Research. He remains actively involved in plastic surgery research projects and clinical trials, continues to publish and present at national meetings, and has several patents for small incision face-lifting devices and techniques. Dr. Wulc comes from two generations of artists.
Dr. Wulc’s father, Stanley, was an exhibited photographer and painter whose work has been reviewed favorably in Connoisseur Magazine and the New York Times. From a very early age, Dr. Wulc was indoctrinated in the style of the Renaissance masters and educated in drawing, painting, and sculpture by his father and grandfather. Dr. Wulc continues to draw and paint and feels that the greatest body of his artistic work is seen not on his canvases, but on the faces of his patients.