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Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine Faculty

 The Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine plays a vital role in Penn Vet's three-part mission to educate veterinarians and the public about animal health, provide service to the public by treating sick pets and other small animals, and develop new approaches through research to improve companion animal health. Our faculty combine clinical practice with ongoing research, positioning veterinary medicine as a leading influence in both human and animal care.

   

KIMBERLY AGNELLO

  • Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Clinical Specialties Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Oncologic Orthopedic Surgery, Soft-Tissue Surgery

GUSTAVO AGUIRRE

  • Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology
Research Areas Best Macular Dystrophy (BMD), Gene therapy, Inherited diseases, Ophthalmology, Retinal Degeneration

LILLIAN ARONSON

  • Professor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Renal Transplant Program Founder and Coordinator, Section of Surgery
  • Diversity Search Advisor
Clinical Specialties Soft-tissue Surgery, Renal Transplant Surgery
Research Areas Microvascular surgery, Renal transplantation, Urolithiasis, Urinary tract surgery

WILLIAM BELTRAN

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
Clinical Specialties Eye Diagnostics & Surgery
Research Areas Ophthalmology, Retinal Degeneration, Retinal remodeling, Gene therapy, Photoreceptor cell death

YEKATERINA BURIKO

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Intensive Care Medicine

CHRISTINE CAIN

  • Assistant Professor, CE
  • Section Chief, Dermatology & Allergy
Clinical Specialties Dermatology & Allergy, Food & Skin Allergies, Ear & Skin Infections
Research Areas Dermatology

MARY BETH CALLAN

  • Professor of Medicine
Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine
Research Areas Hematology, Transfusion Medicine

MARGRET CASAL

  • Professor of Medical Genetics, Reproduction, and Pediatrics
Clinical Specialties Genetics, Reproduction, Pediatrics
Research Areas Canine genetic skin disorders, X-linked ectodermal dysplasia, lupoid dermatosis, ichthyosis, Canine and feline mucopolysaccharidoses, Gene therapy for genetic disorders, Recombinant protein therapy for genetic disorders

DANA CLARKE

  • Assistant Professor of Interventional Radiology
Clinical Specialties Interventional Radiology, Critical Care, Surgery, Stenting for tracheal collapse, Vascular interventions

KENNETH DROBATZ

  • Professor of Critical Care
  • Director, Emergency Services
  • Chief, Section of Critical Care
  • Associate Chair for Education, Department of Clinical Studies
Clinical Specialties Emergency Services
Research Areas Emergency medicine, Urethral obstruction

LILLIAN DUDA

  • Staff Veterinarian and Service Head in Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Specialties Radiation Therapy

EVELYN GALBAN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Director of House Officers
Clinical Specialties Intracranial surgery, neoplasia, Intracranial surgery, trauma Intervertebral disk disease, Spinal neoplasia, surgical and medical management, Medical management of seizures, Evaluation and treatment of vestibular disease, Evaluation and treatment of neuromuscular disease
Research Areas 3D printing and veterinary application, Medical management of seizures

OLIVER GARDEN

  • Chair, Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
  • Corinne R. and Henry Bower Professor of Medicine

Lab Immune Regulation Laboratory Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine, Companion Animals Comparative Medicine and Immunology, Immunology and Oncology
Research Areas peripheral tolerance in health and disease, autoimmune disease and cancer, Regulatory T cells, Myeloid-derived suppressor cells

ANNA GELZER

  • Associate Professor, Cardiology
    Clinical Specialties Companion animal cardiology
    Research Areas Companion animal cardiology, arrhythmias, electrophysiology

    GIACOMO GIANOTTI

    • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
    Clinical Specialties Anesthesia

    URS GIGER

    • Head of Clinical Program in Medical Genetics and Pediatrics
    • Secondary Appointment as (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of Medicine
    • Director, Josephine Deubler Genetic Disease Testing Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
    • Director of Metabolic Genetics Screening Laboratory
    • Charlotte Newton Sheppard Chair of Medicine
    Clinical Specialties Genetics
    Research Areas Genetics, Transfusion Medicine, Animal models of human diseases, Hematology

    IRIT GRADER

    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Care
    Clinical Specialties Primary care of companion animals, basic surgeries, dentistry, low-stress handling, geriatric care of companion animals

    KARINA GUZIEWICZ

    • Research Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    PAULA HENTHORN

    • Chief, Section of Medical Genetics
    • Professor of Medical Genetics with Tenure - Department of Clinical Studies
    Research Areas Genetics

    REBECKA HESS

    • Chief, Section of Medicine
    • Professor, Internal Medicine
    Clinical Specialties Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies, Cushing's Disease, Addison's Disease, Insulinoma, Thyroid disorders
    Research Areas Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies

    DAVID HOLT

    • Professor of Surgery
    Clinical Specialties Soft-Tissue Surgery
    Research Areas Imaging cancer during surgery, Portosystemic shunts, Brachycephalic airway disease, Laryngeal paralysis

    ELAINE HOLT

    • Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Clinical Specialties corneal ulcers, corneal disease, Glaucoma, canine cataracts

    JENNIFER HUCK

    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
      Clinical Specialties companion animal surgery, canine osteoarthritis
      Research Areas canine osteoarthritis, traumatic fractures, tracheal resections and anastomoses

      MARC KRAUS

      • Outpatient Medical Director, Ryan Hospital
      • Professor of Clinical Cardiology
      Clinical Specialties Companion animal cardiology, Cardiac biomarkers in small and large animals, Heart failure management
      Research Areas Companion animal cardiology, Cardiac biomarkers, Antiarrhythmic therapies

      JENNIFER LENZ

      • Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

        JENNIFER MAHONEY

        • Assistant Professor, Oncology
        Clinical Specialties Medical oncology for companion animals, canine lymphoma, canine hemangiosarcoma, chemotherapy
        Research Areas canine lymphoma chemotherapy resistance mechanisms, canine lymphoma - clinical characterization, prevention of chemotherapy side effects, metronomic chemotherapy oral low-dose applications, metronomic chemotherapy oral low-dose clinical response, canine lymphoma - novel therapies, hemangiosarcoma - novel therapies

        WILFRIED MAI

        • Professor of Radiology
        Clinical Specialties Radiology, CT-MRI, CT, MRI
        Research Areas Diagnostic imaging, Radiology, Ultrasonography, Vascular Imaging

        NICOLA MASON

        • Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology

        Lab Mason Canine Cancer Studies Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine
        Research Areas Cytotoxic T lymphocytes, Lymphoma, NF-Kappa B activation, Oncology, Bone Cancer, Canine Lymphoma, Canine cancer, Cancer immunotherapy, Cancer vaccines, Cancer

        KATHRYN MCGONIGLE

        • Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

          KATHRYN MICHEL

          • Professor of Nutrition, Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia
          • Associate Dean of Education
          Clinical Specialties Animal Nutrition, Medicine
          Research Areas Animal diets, Diet, Nutrition, Obesity

          MICHAEL MISON

          • Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery
          • Hospital Director and Chief Medical Officer, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
          Clinical Specialties Companion animal surgery, Surgical oncology, Soft-tissue surgery
          Research Areas Clinical surgical oncology and soft tissue surgery, Virtual reality surgical training, Effects of CO2 LASER on incised tissues, Exotic animal and Avian surgery

          KEIKO MIYADERA

          • Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
          Clinical Specialties Inherited diseases of the eye in animals
          Research Areas Molecular basis of inherited retinal degeneration in dogs

          DANIEL MORRIS

          • Professor, Dermatology
          • Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
          Clinical Specialties Dermatology, Food & Skin Allergies, Ear & Skin Infections
          Research Areas Cutaneous infectious diseases, Cutaneous zoonoses, Dermatology, Malassezia yeast, Microbiology, Staphylococcus spp.

          ARIEL MOSENCO

          • Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
            Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Endocrine
            Research Areas Internal Medicine, Nutrition

            MATAN OR

            • Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

            CYNTHIA OTTO

            • Research Director, Section of Critical Care, Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia
            • Associate Professor of Critical Care, Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia
            • Graduate Group Member
            • Director Penn Vet Working Dog Center
            Clinical Specialties Critical Care
            Research Areas Human-animal interaction, Behavior , Behavior–companion animal, Canine behavior, DNA Bank, Emergency medicine, Working dog center

            MARK OYAMA

            • Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
            • Chief, Section of Cardiology
            • Associate Scholar
            Clinical Specialties Cardiology, Cardiac Examinations, Echocardiograms, ECG, Non-invasive & Invasive Surgeries
            Research Areas Animal models of heart disease Heart Disease Myxomatous mitral valve disease Cardiac biomarkers Clinical trials Epidemiology Biostatistics Diuretic resistance

            MONIQUE PARÉ

            • Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesia
              Clinical Specialties Anesthesia
              Research Areas canine anesthesia, feline anesthesia, equine anesthesia

              JAMES PERRY

              • Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology
              Clinical Specialties oncology, surgical oncology, immuno-oncology
              Research Areas Immuno-oncology, dendritic cell biology, regulatory immunology, tumor microenvironment

              ERICA REINEKE

              • Assistant Professor/CE, Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
              • Associate Professsor, Emergency & Critical Care
              Clinical Specialties Emergency Services
              Research Areas Emergency medicine

              CHELSEA REINHARD

              • The Bernice Barbour Assistant Professor of Clinical Shelter Medicine
              Research Areas shelter medicine

              ALEXANDER REITER

              • Chair, Companion Animal Program, Penn Annual Conference Educational Program Committee
              • Head of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service
              • Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Clinician Educator
              • Director of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Residency Program
              Clinical Specialties Dentistry, Oral Exams, Dental Surgeries
              Research Areas Maloccluding teeth, Periodontal disease, Dental Disease, Periodontal surgery – feline and canine, Tissue regeneration

              MARK RONDEAU

              • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
              Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine

              KATHRYN ROOK

              • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology
                Clinical Specialties Canine cutaneous epitheliotropic T-cell lymphoma, Immunologic basis of dermatologic disease

                JEFFREY RUNGE

                • Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
                • Section Chief, Companion Animal Surgery
                Clinical Specialties Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft-Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
                Research Areas Single port surgery, Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Minimally invasive surgery

                PASCALE SALAH

                • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

                JAMES SERPELL

                • Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society.
                • Marie A. Moore Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare
                Research Areas Companion animal welfare, Behavior–companion animal, human-animal interaction

                DEBORAH SILVERSTEIN

                • Associate Professor, CE, Department of Clinical Studies
                Clinical Specialties Emergency Services
                Research Areas Emergency medicine, Respiratory

                CARLO SIRACUSA

                • Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavior Medicine
                Clinical Specialties Animal behavior, stress evaluation, canine aggression
                Research Areas Animal behavior, stress evaluation, canine aggression

                KIMBERLY SLENSKY

                • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency & Critical Care, Ryan Hospital
                Clinical Specialties Intensive care, emergency and critical care

                KARIN SORENMO

                • Professor, Oncology
                Clinical Specialties Medical Oncologist, Chemotherapy
                Research Areas Canine cancer, Mammary and prostatic cancers, Cancer, Canine hemangiosarcoma, Oncology

                JANTRA SURAN

                • Assistant Professor in Radiology
                Clinical Specialties Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound

                VINCENT THAWLEY

                • Staff Veterinarian
                • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency & Critical Care
                Clinical Specialties Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

                SUSAN VOLK

                • Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery
                • Faculty

                Lab Volk Laboratory Clinical Specialties Soft-Tissue Surgery
                Research Areas Wound repair and regeneration Extracellular Matrix Scar formation and fibrosis Regenerative medicine Cell-based therapies Tumor microenvironment

                LORI WADDELL

                • Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine
                • Director of Intensive Care Unit
                Clinical Specialties Critical Care

                BRITTANY WATSON

                • Director, Shelter Animal Medicine
                • Staff Veterinarian, Ryan Hospital
                • Clinical Assistant Professor, Shelter Medicine
                Clinical Specialties Shelter Animal Medicine, Humane Education
                Research Areas Shelter Animal Medicine, Humane Education, Educational Leadership