Peter Gouras

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Peter Gouras

Peter Gouras (April 15, 1930 – legal death January 8, 2021)[1] was an American ophthalmologist and cryonicist. He was Professor of Ophthalmology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University for over 40 years.[2] He authored or coauthored 280 publications.[3]

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, he received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and proceeded into an illustrious career in clinical and basic eye research, first in the Neurosurgical Division at the National Institutes of Health and later in the National Eye Institute. He moved to Columbia University in 1978. Gouras was renowned in, among others, clinical electrophysiology of the retina, elucidation of color vision, and retinal transplantation for the treatment of degenerative diseases, all of which he was a pioneer and leader with a lasting impact today as seen in many textbooks.[2]

He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Cryonics Institute[4] and a member of the UK Cryonics and Cryopreservation Research Network.[5] He is a signatory of the Scientists' Open Letter on Cryonics, having signed it on March 19, 2004.[6]

He legally died in Germany when he was 90 years old. Cryonics Germany perfused him and sent him to CI in the United States, becoming CI's 201th patient.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 CI Case 201.
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