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Dr Filipe Espinheira Gomes


Specialist in Ophthalmology

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Originally from Portugal, Dr. Filipe completed his veterinary studies at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal). During his last year of veterinary school, he completed externships at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), UC Davis (USA) and The Ohio State University (USA), which consolidated his dream to become a specialist ophthalmologist. After working for a few years as a general practitioner in Portugal and UK, he pursued advanced training by performing a rotating internship in the Animal Medical Centre (UK), a surgical fellowship at Michigan State University (USA), a Small Animal Rotating internship at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (USA) and a comparative ophthalmology residency at University of Wisconsin (USA). 

Filipe became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2013. He has worked as a faculty member in Comparative Ophthalmology at two universities in the US over the last decade – most recently at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After 6 years living in New York, Filipe and his family (including one very spoilt cat) elected to move to SASH Sydney, Australia to be closer to his wife’s family. Filipe’s professional interests include intraocular surgery, glaucoma, advanced imaging of the eye and ophthalmology of exotic and wild animals. As a result of his passion for teaching and ophthalmology, Filipe has published several manuscripts in veterinary ophthalmology and has been an invited speaker at several US and international meetings. In his spare time, Filipe enjoys riding his bicycles, bushwalking and drinking salt water while trying to learn how to surf.


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