Victor H. Gonzalez, M.D.

Victor H. Gonzales, M.D.Gulf Coast Eye Institute
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 320-7510

Education and Training

  • Vitreoretinal Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Residency: Doheny Eye Institute at Los Angeles County Hospital
    Los Angeles, California
  • Internship:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, California
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • University: Princeton University
    B.A., Chemistry

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Research to Prevent Blindness
  • American Diabetes Association - Schepens International Society
  • American Medical Association - Texas Medical Association
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology - Texas Ophthalmologic Association
  • California Association of Ophthalmology - The Retina Society
  • Pan American Ophthalmological Society - The Vitreous Society
  • Pinnacle Society, American Diabetes Association - Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Licenses and Certificates

  • California - 1990
  • Massachusetts - 1992
  • Texas - 1994
  • National Board of Medical Examiners - 1990
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology - 1993


  • Gonzalez V. Isolation of pyrocatechase [Junior Thesis]. Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University, 1983. 15pp.
  • Gonzalez V. Purification, EPR and Fluorine NMR studies of 4-Hydroxphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase [Senior Thesis]. Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton University, 1984; 35 pp.
  • Chofflon M, Gonzalez V, Weiner HL, Hafler D. Inflammatory Cerebrospinal Fluid T-cells have activation requirements characteristic of CD4+CD45RA-T-cells. Euro J Immun, 1989; 19:1971-1975
  • Gonzalez V, McDonnell P. Computer-assisted corneal Topography in parents of patients with Keratoconus. Arch Ophthalmol, 1992; 110: 1412-14
  • Gritz CD, Kwito S, Trousdale M, Gonzalez VH, McDonnell P. Recurrence of Microbial keratitis Concomitant with Anti-Inflammatory treatment in animal model. Cornea, 1992; 11: 404-8
  • Gonzalez V, Ober R. Ocular Findings in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Survivors. Retina 1993; 13:202-7
  • Gonzalez VH, Hu LK, Theodossiadis PG, Flotte TJ, Gragoudas ES, Young LH. Photodynamic therapy of pigmented choroidal melanomas. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1995 Apr;36(5):871-8.

Honors and Awards

  • NationsBank/Hispanic Magazine Adelante Awards - 1998
  • Community Service Award, Princeton, New Jersey - 1983
  • Princeton Medical Center Service Award - 1984
  • Student-Faculty Class Representative, Harvard Medical School. - 1985-1986
  • Geriatric Fellow-National Council on the Aging - 1986-1987


  • 37th Annual Conference of the National Council on the Aging. Chicago, IL. April 1987. "The effect of Aging on T-Cell Activation via the CD2 Receptor."
  • All Day Clinical Conference, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, December 1989. "Current Approach and Treatment of Vernal Conjunctivitis."
  • Residents' Day, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, June 1990. "Family Studies of Keratoconus"
    All Day Clinical Conference, Doheny eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA. December 1990. "Controversies in the Diagnosis of Choroidal Melanomas."
  • Residents' Day, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, June 1991. "Ocular Findings in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Survivors."
  • All Day Clinical Conference, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA. June December 1991. "Advances in the Management of Giant Retinal Tears."
  • Residents' Day, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, June 1992. "A Pigmented choroidal melanoma Model in the Rabbit."
  • Advances in Diagnostic Imaging, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, January 1993. "Color Doppler Ultrasound in the evaluation of Choroidal Melanoma treatment Response to Photodynamic Therapy"
    South Texas Organ Bank, South Padre Island, TX, April 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995. "Angels are Among Us - Organ Bank Symposium."
  • Monterrey Ophthalmological Society, Monterrey, NL Mexico, February 1997. "Retinopathy of Prematurity Update."
  • McAllen Medical Center, McAllen, TX, February 1998. Macular Degeneration Conference. "The Aging Eye"
    "Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment", Reynosa Mexico, May 1998.
  • "Retina Angiomatosis", Nantucket Retina Meeting, July 1998.
  • "Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Indication for Treatment". Dallas, TX. August 1998.
  • "Diabetes and your Eyes". September 1998, Health Capsules.
  • "Indocyanine Green in the Management of Macular Holes." Schepens International Society. Las Vegas, NV 2001.