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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

  • Associate 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

  • Associate Professor of Medical Genetics – tenure track
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

LUDOVICA CHIAVACCINI

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

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, 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

        ERIKA KRICK

        • Assistant Professor of Oncology
        Clinical Specialties Medical Oncology, Chemotherapy
        Research Areas Feline oncology, Feline lymphoma, Cancer cachexia, Canine mast cell tumors

        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

        • Chief, Section of Radiology, Department of Clinical Studies
        • Associate Professor of Radiology/Clinician Educator
        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

            • Chief, Section of Cardiology
            • Professor, Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia
            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

            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

              CHARLES VITE

              • Associate Professor Veterinary Neurology, Section of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Studies

              Lab Vite Laboratory Research Areas Epilepsy, Feline and Canine models of neurodegenerative diseases, Feline Niemann-Pick Type C Disease, Niemann-Pick type C disease, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurology

              SUSAN VOLK

              • Assistant 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
              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