Mary Rose Paradis is a 1978 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Post-graduation, she completed an internship, 1 year of residency and a Master of Science at Washington State University and finished a second year of residency at Michigan State University. After 2 years of private equine practice on Long Island, NY, she joined the faculty of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 1983. She became board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1985.
During Dr. Paradis’ tenure at Tufts University, she has been the course director of the large animal medicine and surgery course for third year students and the large animal medicine clinical rotations for third and fourth year students. One of her clinical accomplishments includes the establishment of the Marilyn Simpson Neonatal Intensive Care Program.
Dr. Paradis has trained 22 residents and 19 interns in large animal internal medicine. She has acted as faculty mentor and thesis advisor for 10 NIH Research veterinary students and 14 Dorothy Havemeyer Post-Doctoral Fellows. She received the Norton Teaching Award and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Faculty Hall of Fame by alumni of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University as someone that contributed substantially to their education.
Most of Dr. Paradis’ research has been centered on clinical studies of the horse at the 2 extremes of age – the neonate and the geriatric horse. She is the author or co-author of 41 peer-reviewed papers and 34 book chapters. She had the privilege of being the editor of a text book published in winter of 2006 – Equine Neonatal Medicine – A Case Based Approach.