Dr. G.S. “Jack” Guggino is a native of Tampa with specific roots in West Tampa and Ybor City. He was taught by the Salesian sisters at Saint Joseph’s Elementary School and by the Jesuits at Jesuit high school. He attended the University of Tampa on a music scholarship where he also majored in Biology and English. Following graduation, Dr. Guggino attended the University of Miami Medical School and completed a one year rotating internship at Tampa General Hospital. He then entered the United States Public Health Service and was stationed in Staten Island New York. During his four-year stay, he completed one year of general surgery, two years in glaucoma research and a one-year residency in ophthalmology. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the George Washington Medical Center in Washington DC. Following his residency, Dr. Guggino completed a one year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC under the tutelage of Dr. Marshall M Parks.
Dr. Jack Guggino returned to Tampa to begin his practice in Pediatric Ophthalmology in 1974. He served as Ophthalmology consultant to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 20 years and was ringside physician and commissioner including chairman, for the Florida state boxing commission for 16 years. Dr. Guggino is an amateur chef and is involved in the community and has a particular interest in serving the children at the Salesian Youth Center. He and his wife Judy have two children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Guggino and his dedicated staff look forward to the opportunity to assist you in seeing your best! We look forward to taking care of your every eye care need!
“I have been going to Dr. Guggino since I was a child, and now my son goes in to see him along with the whole family. He is one of the best doctors around and great with kids. I would recommend him to anyone.”
“My 7 year old was referred to Dr. Guggino for eye surgery. We traveled from Naples to Tampa. We were very nervous about attempting to correct our sons eyes with surgery, to make them go straight. For the first time in three years, my son can see out of both eyes at the same time. He is a much happier little guy. The Dr. is very nice and professional. He even called us that night to check on our sons progress, and left us his personal cell phone number. We would highly recommend Dr. Guggino for children's eye surgery!”
“We are so thankful for Dr. Guggino for our daughter's eye surgery. Dr. Guggino is incredibly knowledgeable and caring. He was very kind and understanding with our daughter who was very scared to go through this surgery. We feel incredibly blessed to have Dr. Guggino for this delicate eye surgery. The surgery center staff was also very kind and reassuring to help put our daughter at ease through this procedure.”