Dr. Greg Bossart, V.M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Veterinary Officer & Senior Vice President, Veterinary Services
Dr. Gregory Bossart has spent the last 30 years working in clinical domestic, marine mammal and avian medicine and wildlife pathology on a national and international basis. He has over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications focused primarily on the pathologic basis of disease in wild animals.
His undergraduate degrees in biology and physical geography are from the University of Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a comparative pathology resident and National Institutes of Health fellow in the Department of Pathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. In 1995, he completed his Ph.D. in immunology at Florida International University. Dr. Bossart is a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health). He has been in private veterinary practice and is a clinical veterinary consultant at facilities in the US, Latin America and Asia.
Presently, he is Senior Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia where he oversees the animal care, research and conservation programs. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Affiliate Professor at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University and on the graduate faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina. His recent published research has documented re-surging and emerging diseases in manatees, whales, dolphins, and birds. He has helped characterize the first viral disease in manatees and was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis (red tide poisoning) in marine mammals and birds. He is particularly interested in the application of aquatic species as sentinels for the effects of global climate change, ecosystem and human health.
Dr. Bossart was awarded the Dean’s Clinical Research Award for his work at the University of Miami School of Medicine and the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He has had collaborative research projects with the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Ocean Service, Florida Wildlife Research Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Office of Naval Research. Examples of his research can be found in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Pathology, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Veterinary Record, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Toxicologic Pathology, Marine Mammal Science, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Aquatic Mammals, Florida Scientist, Journal of Raptor Research, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, Oceanography, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Parasitology, Aquatic Toxicology, Veterinary Microbiology, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms and Nature.
- Bernard Marcus - Benefactor, Chairman of the Board, CEO
- David Kimmel - President and Chief Operating Officer
- Dr. Greg Bossart - Chief Veterinary Officer & Senior Vice President, Veterinary Services
- Matthew P. Hodgdon - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
- Billy Hurley - Chief Animal Officer & Senior Vice President, Husbandry
- Carey Rountree - Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
- Beach M. Clark, Jr - Vice President, Information Technology
- Kristie Cobb Hacke - Vice President, Development and Membership
- Joe Handy - Vice President, Guest Experience
- Scott Higley - Vice President of Marketing and Communications
- Timothy Mullican, DVM - Vice President, Veterinary Services and Husbandry
- Will Ramsey - Vice President, Group Sales
- Dr. Bruce A. Carlson - Science Officer
- Dr. Tonya Clauss - Chief Veterinarian
- Dr. Alistair Dove - Senior Scientist