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Gustavo Aguirre, VMD, PhD, PhD(hc)

Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Gustavo Aguirre is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist who is a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. He earned all his degrees at PENN, where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology before serving as a post-doctoral fellow at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has held professorial appointments at the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. In addition to his clinical practice at Providence Animal Center, he continues his research studies at Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine in the areas of inherited eye diseases and their treatment using gene therapy. He has received many awards including the Alcon Award, ARVO's Proctor medal and the 2020 Sanford and Susan Greenberg End Blindness Outstanding Achievement Prize, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of AAAS.