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Mary Rose Paradis

Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM(LAIM)

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.

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CURRENT STEM CELL RESEARCH

José Garcia-Lopez – VMD, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Garcia-Lopez

Dr. Garcia-Lopez

A fascination with equine athletes and sports medicine drew Dr. Jose Garcia-Lopez to join the faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and its Hospital for Large Animals, where he specializes in lameness, orthopedic and respiratory surgery for its equine patients.

Dr. Garcia-Lopez’s areas of clinical expertise and interests include orthopedic and upper respiratory surgery, as well as innovative lameness evaluation using advanced imaging techniques such as nuclear scintigraphy, MRI and CT. He further focuses and advances novel treatment modalities, which include procedures using Stem-cell, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) therapy. In addition, his area of research expertise includes development and testing of new instrumentation and implants used in equine orthopedic surgery. He continues to improve and develop new techniques and instrumentation which aid in management and treatment of fractures and joint injuries.

Andrew Hoffman – DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Hoffman

Dr. Hoffman

 

Dr. Andrew Hoffman is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Director of Regenerative Medicine.   His research interests include the fundamental biology of stem and progenitor cells and their potential application in cell therapeutics.  Projects in the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory involve over 12 faculty and 5 trainees with a focus on the safety and efficacy of stem cells used for treatment of autoimmune diseases and traumatic injuries to tissues. ”

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Patricia Provost – VMD, MS, DACVS

Dr. Patricia Provost

Whether mentoring future veterinarians, treating sick or lame horses and other large animals, or performing research for the advancement of veterinary care, Dr. Patricia Provost joined Tufts to make a difference in the lives of animals. Dr. Provost is a board-certified surgeon (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Continue reading

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Dr. Melissa Mazan

Melissa Mazan, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Melissa Mazan

Dr. Melissa Mazan, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Equine Sports Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Hospital for Large Animals. Lung function, she notes, is essential to the success of equine athletes, and optimizing performance for competing horses is an important goal for hers. Dr. Mazan has extensive experience in the area of equine inflammatory airway disease, which affects as many as 80 percent of stabled horses and has provided pathways to better understanding similar human diseases, such as emphysema.

Dr. Daniela Bedenice
Dr. Daniela Bedenice

Daniela Bedenice, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Dr. Bedenice, Dr. Med. Vet, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ACVECC, joined the Tufts faculty following specialized training in large animal critical care and respiratory medicine. Dr. Bedenice became board certified in the specialty of large animal internal medicine in 2002, followed by large animal emergency and critical care in 2005. She works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts, which combines teaching, research and a clinical referral service in the field of camelid and equine health care. Her special interests lie in comparative respiratory medicine, early disease identification and management, as well as newborn and adult intensive care. In collaboration with Drs. Hoffman and Mazan, Dr. Bedenice has been integrally involved in the characterization of lung disease, as well as development and validation of pulmonary function testing across species.

Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Dr. Andrew Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM

An expert in equine lung function, Dr. Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVIM, is a Professor, researcher, and clinician at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Hospital for Large Animals. Dr. Hoffman has spearheaded the development of non-invasive lung function testing of animals at the Cummings School, including Continue reading

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This Month’s Guest Editors

Dr. Carl Kirker-Head
Carl Kirker-Head

Dr. Carl Kirker-Head, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Kirker-Head is the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also Director of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Tufts Department of Bio-Engineering. He is a Faculty Fellow at Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy.  Dr. Kirker-Head graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in 1983 and completed his surgery residency at Tufts University in 1987, since which time he has been on faculty.  He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and he sits on the Academic Council and Board of Trustees of the AO Foundation. He and his wife own and operate an equine rehabilitation facility at their horse farm in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Nicholas Frank

Dr. Nicholas Frank, Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences

Dr. Nicholas Frank

Dr. Nicholas Frank recently joined the faculty at Tufts University as Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Frank is a recognized expert in the areas of equine endocrine disorders, laminitis, geriatric medicine, nutrition, and internal medicine.  He comes to us from the University of Tennessee where he was a clinician and researcher, as well as Section Chief of Large Animal Medicine and Director of the Center for Equine Veterinary Research.  Research performed by Dr. Frank and his group helped to describe Equine Metabolic Syndrome and to assess medical treatments for this condition in horses. Dr. Frank will provide medicine consultations for the equine podiatry center and referring veterinarians.