Hugh Ferguson

Hugh Ferguson, MRCVS, FRCPath, PhD, Dipl.ACVP

Chair, Pathobiology
Director, Marine Medicine Program
Professor
Senior Research Fellow, WINDREF

Dr. Hugh Ferguson is Professor of Pathology (part-time), and formerly Chair of the Department of Pathobiology, with main teaching and research activities in the Marine Medicine Program. He is also a Senior Research Fellow in WINDREF, the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation located on campus.

Prior to joining St. George’s University in 2010, Dr. Ferguson’s career included appointments as Chair of Diagnostic Pathology and Microbiology at Stirling University, Scotland and as Professor in the pathology department at Ontario Veterinary College, Canada. He is Professor Emeritus at Stirling University, Scotland, and Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Pathology at James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Ferguson consults and teaches internationally and is author and co-author of more than 220 scientific papers and books, most of which concern diseases of fish. He is also author and editor of the standard textbook “Systemic Pathology of Fish” Scotian Press, London, 2006.

Dr. Ferguson earned his veterinary degree from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland and held a Wellcome Fellowship at Stirling University where he obtained his PhD. He subsequently worked as a diagnostic pathologist at Veterinary Research Laboratories, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland for four years prior to moving to Canada. He is board-certified in veterinary pathology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (London).