Dr. Tapley received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Alabama. He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), graduating with honors and as a member of the National Honor Medical Society (Alpha Omega Alpha).


After medical school, Dr. Tapley completed a residency in ophthalmology at UAB where he was appointed chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the prestigious Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining Ullman Eye Consultants, Dr. Tapley was an assistant professor at UAB teaching residents cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery.

Dr. Tapley has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and teaches ophthalmologists around the world corneal transplant techniques at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

Dr. Jeffrey Tapley Jr. limits his practice to diseases and surgery of the eye. His interest and expertise are:

  • Microincision Cataract Surgery
  • Premium IOL Technology
  • Laser Refractive Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants (DMEK, DSAEK, DSO, DALK and PK)
  • Corneal and External Diseases