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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

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

GUSTAVO AGUIRRE

  • 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

LILLIAN ARONSON

  • 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

CIARA BARR

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

WILLIAM BELTRAN

  • 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

YEKATERINA BURIKO

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical 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

  • Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology
Clinical Specialties Radiation Therapy

EVELYN GALBAN

  • 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

OLIVER GARDEN

  • 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

ANNA GELZER

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

    GIACOMO GIANOTTI

    • Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
    Clinical Specialties Anesthesia

    URS GIGER

    • Professor of Medicine
    • Director, PennGen - Genetic Disease Testing Laboratory Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
    • Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine
    Clinical Specialties Genetics
    Research Areas Genetics, Transfusion Medicine, Animal models of human diseases, Hematology

    IRIT GRADER

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

    KARINA GUZIEWICZ

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

    PAULA HENTHORN

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

    REBECKA HESS

    • 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

    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

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

    JENNIFER HUCK

    • 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

      ELIZABETH LENNON

      • 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

      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

      DEBORAH MANDELL

      • Professor, Clinical Emergency & Critical Care

      NICOLA MASON

      • 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

      KATHARINE MAURO

      • 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

      KATHRYN MCGONIGLE

      • 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

          • 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

          • 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

              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

              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