Celebrated for his incredible professional contributions in the field of vision, Dr. Gills founded St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, following his education at Duke University Medical Center and residency at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Gills has performed more cataract and lens implant surgeries than any other eye surgeon in the world. In 1974 he became the first eye surgeon in the U.S. to dedicate his practice to cataract treatment through the use of intraocular lenses.
He has published over 195 medical articles and authored or co-authored 10 books on ophthalmology. He has also written 20 books on Christian living, with over 8 million in print.
Dr. Gills is not only recognized for his skills as a doctor, but his philanthropic work in over 70 ministries and organizations which led to him being awarded the Duke University 2005 Humanitarian Award and the 2002 William Carey Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Service in World Missions, presented by Trinity College.
Through his work with MMI and ICM he has matched funds to build 30 hospitals and over 4000 churches around the world.