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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.



  • Associate Professor of Surgery
Clinical Specialties Orthopedic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Oncologic Orthopedic Surgery, Soft-Tissue Surgery


  • Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology

Lab Lab website: Penn Vet ExpeRTs Research Areas Best Macular Dystrophy (BMD), Gene therapy, Inherited diseases, Ophthalmology, Retinal Degeneration


  • Professor, 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


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Clinical Specialties Small Animal Anesthesia, Locoregional Anesthesia, Ultrasound Guided Locoregional Anesthesia, Acupuncture


  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Lab Lab website: Penn Vet ExpeRTs Clinical Specialties Eye Diagnostics & Surgery
Research Areas Ophthalmology, Retinal Degeneration, Retinal remodeling, Gene therapy, Photoreceptor cell death


  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Intensive Care Medicine


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


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


  • 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


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


    • 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


    • Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
    Clinical Specialties Radiation Therapy


    • Director of House Officers
    • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
    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


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

    Lab Garden 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


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


      • Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
      Clinical Specialties Anesthesia


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


      • Research Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
      Lab Lab website: Penn Vet ExpeRTs


      • Chief, Section of Medical Genetics
      • Professor of Medical Genetics with Tenure - Clinical Studies & Advanced Medicine
      Research Areas Genetics


      • Chief, Section of Medicine
      • Professor, Internal Medicine

      Lab Learn about our clinical trial in diabetes Clinical Specialties Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies, Cushing's Disease, Addison's Disease, Insulinoma, Thyroid disorders
      Research Areas Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinopathies


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


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


      • Assistant Professor, Clinical 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


        • Pamela Cole Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

        Lab Lennon Laboratory Clinical Specialties gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, IBD in dogs
        Research Areas Inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal physiology, innate immunity, mast cells, large animal models, dog, cat, mucosal immunology


        • Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology


        • 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


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


        • Professor, Clinical Emergency & Critical Care


        • Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology
        • The Paul A. James and Charles A. Gilmore Endowed Chair Professorship within the Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine

        Lab Mason Canine Cancer Studies Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine
        Research Areas Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells, Chimeric Auto-Antigen Receptor T cells, Adoptive Cell Therapies, Listeria based vaccines, Canine hematopoietic cancers, Canine osteosarcoma, Canine Urothelial Carcinoma, Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas


        • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
          Clinical Specialties orthopedic surgery, small animal surgery
          Research Areas regenerative medicine, bone quality assessment/biomechanics, implant selection, implant development


          • Assistant Professor, Clinical Extracorporeal Therapies
          Clinical Specialties Extracorporeal Therapies, Hemodialysis, Hemoperfusion, Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Acute Kidney Injury, Urinary Tract Disease, Management of Intoxications


          • Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

            KATHRYN MICHEL

            • Professor of Nutrition, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine
            • Associate Dean of Education
            Clinical Specialties Animal Nutrition, Medicine
            Research Areas Animal diets, Diet, Nutrition, Obesity

            MICHAEL MISON

            • Hospital Director and Chief Medical Officer, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
            • Professor, Clinical Surgery
            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

            Lab Miyadera Laboratory Clinical Specialties Inherited diseases of the eye in animals
            Research Areas Molecular basis of inherited retinal degeneration in dogs

            DANIEL MORRIS

            • Professor, Dermatology
            Clinical Specialties Dermatology, Food & Skin Allergies, Ear & Skin Infections
            Research Areas Cutaneous infectious diseases, Cutaneous zoonoses, Dermatology, Malassezia yeast, Microbiology, Staphylococcus spp.

            ARIEL MOSENCO

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

              CYNTHIA OTTO

              • Graduate Group Member
              • Director, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
              • Professor of Working Dog Sciences & Sports Medicine
              Clinical Specialties Canine Sports Medicine, Physical Rehabilitation, Canine Behavior, Critical Care
              Research Areas Canine sports medicine Human-animal interaction, Behavior , Behavior–companion animal, Canine behavior, DNA Bank, Emergency medicine, Working dog center

              MARK OYAMA

              • Charlotte Newton Sheppard Endowed Chair of Medicine
              • Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences & Advanced Medicine
              • 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

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

                SCOTT PETESCH

                • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery

                ERICA REINEKE

                • 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
                • Professor of Dentistry & Oral Surgery
                • Head of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service
                • 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

                • Professor of Clinical Medicine
                Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine

                KATHRYN ROOK

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

                  PASCALE SALAH

                  • Associate Professor, Clinical Medical Oncology
                  Clinical Specialties Lymphoma, Hemangiosarcoma, CAR-T Cell, Immunotherapy, Osteosarcoma, Medical Oncology
                  Research Areas Lymphoma, Hemangiosarcoma, CAR-T Cell, Immunotherapy, Osteosarcoma, Medical Oncology

                  ADAM SCHLAX

                  • Intern, Ryan Hospital
                  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Diagnostic Imaging
                  Clinical Specialties diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, radiology

                  JAMES SERPELL

                  • Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society.
                  • Marie A. Moore Professor of Ethics & Animal Welfare

                  Lab Center for Interaction of Animals & Society
                  ResearchGate Profile
                  Google Scholar Profile Research Areas Companion animal welfare, Behavior–companion animal, human-animal interaction

                  DEBORAH SILVERSTEIN

                  • Professor, Emergency & Critical Care
                  Clinical Specialties Emergency Services
                  Research Areas Emergency medicine, Respiratory

                  CARLO SIRACUSA

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

                  KIMBERLY SLENSKY

                  • Assistant Professor, Clinical 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

                  BRIAN SUTHERLAND

                  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
                    Clinical Specialties Minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, degenerative heart disease, congenital heart disease
                    Research Areas thoracic surgery, minimally invasive procedures

                    JASON SYRCLE

                    • Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
                    Clinical Specialties Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, surgery

                    VINCENT THAWLEY

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

                    CHARLES VITE

                    • Professor of Neurology

                    Lab Vite Laboratory Research Areas Epilepsy Feline and Canine models of neurodegenerative diseases Niemann-Pick type C disease Globoid cell leukodystrophy (Krabbe disease) Neurodegenerative diseases Neurology Neuroscience

                    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

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

                    BRITTANY WATSON

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