Dr. Peter Sguigna received a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering as well as a minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M University, and completed his advanced degrees in medicine, neurology, as well as multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology from the University of Texas Southwestern. In March of 2020 he was recruited to stay at the University of Texas Southwestern to lead its neuro-ophthalmology initiative within the Department of Neurology. He sees patients with multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, and other neuro-immunological disorders.

Dr. Sguigna's research interests and activities include 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 non-invasive technology. He uses specialized testing to gain insight into some of the most disabling symptoms for patients with multiple sclerosis. Lastly, he coordinates for clinical trials for better treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2014)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Neurology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020), Multiple Sclerosis

Research Interest

  • Clinical Treatment Trials
  • Medical Devices
  • MOG Antibody Associated Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Visual Dysfunction


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Utilization of video oculography to quantify oculomotor dysfunction in anti-DPPX encephalitis: A case study.
Blackburn K, Vernino S, Sguigna P, Mult Scler Relat Disord 2020 Aug 46 102460
Acute relapse after initiation of Siponimod in a patient with secondary progressive MS.
Hussain R, O'Leary S, Pacheco FM, Zacharias TE, Litvak P, Sguigna P, Marder E, Kia K, Kooner K, Stüve O J. Neurol. 2016 Feb