THOMAS P. SCHAER
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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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THOMAS P. SCHAER, VMD

Staff Veterinarian, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Exec Committee Member, Penn Health-Tech – Center for Health, Devices and Technology

Member, University of Pennsylvania IACUC Board

Member, University of Pennsylvania IACUC Veterinary Advisory Committee

Institute for Medical Translation , University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center

Lab: Preclinical Service Core for Medical Device Development. Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Clinical Specialties: Spine (trauma & degeneration) Biofilm Infections
Research Areas: Orthopedic Surgery, MSK (Recon, Spine, CMF), Fracture Healing, Anti-infective tx, Dynamic Imaging / Mixed Reality Surgical Navigation
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Contact Information:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept of Clinical Studies
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road

Our group has supported many academic, federal and industry funded projects at the intersection of science and the rapid advancements in health-care technology. I built the program for medical translation at Penn Vet from ground up to create an ecosystem for multidisciplinary collaboration and the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the translational sciences. This ecosystem represents the bridge that supports the continuum from discovery to invention to innovation in medical translation. As a Technology Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Wharton School, we thrive on the passion of becoming the driver for emerging technologies. As a clinician and translational scientist, our group has the familiarity working with multiple species in a clinical and experimental setting. We are invested in understanding the value proposition of emerging technologies under consideration and their respective target of unmet clinical needs. The SERVICE CORE executes studies leading towards pivotal, non-clinical trials (GLP) in support of FDA or OUS-FDA submissions. The RESEARCH CORE collaborates with academia on hypothesis driven research using animal models in the space of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, microbial-host interactions and biofilm infections.

My program hosts PIs, trainees, sponsors during clinical procedures to support and enrich their experience in a cross-functional team setting. Our team has a deep and multifaceted subject matter expertise and logistical capabilities in translational research benefiting PIs, sponsors and associated faculty to continue to pioneer, enhance and support the translational research enterprise at UPenn.

advanced orthopedic surgery and tissue regeneration
implant associated infection and biofilm infection

VMD (Veterinary Medicine) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Rood Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY (1996 to 1997)
Intern, Equine Medicine

New Bolton Center University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2000 to 2003)
Resident, Surgery

Wharton School (2016 to 2016)
Mack Technology Fellow