Peter Sguigna, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, and neurological vision loss.

Dr. Sguigna earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in multiple sclerosis. Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

The author of numerous articles, Dr. Sguigna’s research interests include the advanced diagnostic imaging of neuro-ophthalmological disorders, as well as unraveling the neuro-retinal circuitry in neuroimmunological diseases. He actively works on better ways to distinguish these disorders using noninvasive technology. He uses specialized testing to gain insight into some of the most disabling symptoms for patients with multiple sclerosis and coordinates clinical trials for better treatment of the disease.

Dr. Sguigna is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous journals.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2010-2014)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014-2018), Neurology
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018-2020), Multiple Sclerosis
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Honors & Awards
  • President’s Research Council 2020-2021
  • Scholar Award 2018-2020, Center for Translational Medicine
  • Best Fellow Poster Award 2019, Neurology Research Day
  • Educational Travel Grant 2019, Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Early Stage Investigator Award 2018-2019, NeuroNEXT
  • Best Poster Award 2017, UTSW Research Day Committee
Books & Publications
  • Clinical trials
  • Medical devices
  • MOG antibody associated disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
  • Optic neuritis
  • Visual dysfunction

Clinical Focus

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Vision Loss

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