Philadelphia, PA -- Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DSc, DACVIM, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) was recognized as a newly elected Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia at a reception on Friday evening, November 19.
Hoffman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, past president of the Veterinary Comparative Research Society, and a member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
Prior to his arrival at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, Hoffman was the director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and professor of large animal internal medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. He also held a variety of other roles over the course of his tenure at Tufts including director of the Stem Cell Laboratory and director of the Tufts Equine Sports Medicine Program. While at Tufts, Hoffman established and led the first outpatient pulmonary function testing laboratory for equine and canine patients in the world, which provided world-class care for animal patients while also making important contributions in developing animal models of human pulmonary disease.
Hoffman earned his undergraduate degree with honors in biology from the University of Delaware, received his veterinary degree from Cornell University, and holds a doctorate in veterinary science from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is one of the oldest professional medical organizations in the United States. Throughout its 234-year history, the College has provided a place for medical professionals and the public to learn about medicine as both a science and as an art. Fellows of the College are part of a distinguished legacy of leaders who have served the mission of advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideas and heritage of medicine.