Daniel O Morris

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Professor, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Interim Chair, Clinical Studies-Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Contact information
Ryan Veterinary Hospital Room 2065
University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
3900 Delancey St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-4680
Fax: 215-573-1789
Education:
BS (Animal Science)
Kansas State University, 1988.
DVM (Veterinary Medicine)
Kansas State University, 1992.
MPH (Public Health)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Dermatology, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, 1993-1995.
Certifications
American College of Veterinary Dermatology, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Malassezia yeast
Staphylococcus spp.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cutaneous microbiology
Cutaneous infectious diseases
Cutaneous zoonoses

Selected Publications

Rook Kathryn A, Brown Dorothy C, Rankin Shelley C, Morris Daniel O: Case-control study of Staphylococcus lugdunensis infection isolates from small companion animals. Veterinary dermatology Aug 2012.

Davis Meghan F, Iverson Sally Ann, Baron Patrick, Vasse Aimee, Silbergeld Ellen K, Lautenbach Ebbing, Morris Daniel O: Household transmission of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other staphylococci. The Lancet infectious diseases 12(9): 703-16, Sep 2012.

Morris D O, Lautenbach E, Zaoutis T, Leckerman K, Edelstein P H, Rankin S C: Potential for pet animals to harbour methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus when residing with human MRSA patients. Zoonoses and public health 59(4): 286-93, Jun 2012.

Griffeth Gregory C, Callori Nancy, Rankin Shelley C, Boston Raymond C, Morris Daniel O: Optimization of a Staphylococcus aureus adhesion assay for equine corneocytes. Veterinary dermatology 23(1): 57-60, e13, Feb 2012.

Cain Christine L, Morris Daniel O, Rankin Shelley C: Clinical characterization of Staphylococcus schleiferi infections and identification of risk factors for acquisition of oxacillin-resistant strains in dogs: 225 cases (2003-2009). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 239(12): 1566-73, Dec 2011.

Cain Christine L, Morris Daniel O, O'Shea Kathleen, Rankin Shelley C: Genotypic relatedness and phenotypic characterization of Staphylococcus schleiferi subspecies in clinical samples from dogs. American journal of veterinary research 72(1): 96-102, Jan 2011.

Morris Daniel O, Boston Raymond C, O'Shea Kathleen, Rankin Shelley C: The prevalence of carriage of meticillin-resistant staphylococci by veterinary dermatology practice staff and their respective pets. Veterinary dermatology 21(4): 400-7, Aug 2010.

Morris Daniel O: Human allergy to environmental pet danders: a public health perspective. Veterinary dermatology 21(5): 441-9, Oct 2010.

Griffeth, Gregory C. Morris, Daniel O. Abraham, Jill L. Shofer, Frances S. Rankin, Shelley C.: Screening for skin carriage of methicillin-resistant coagulase-positive staphylococci and Staphylococcus schleiferi in dogs with healthy and inflamed skin. Veterinary Dermatology 19(3): 142-9, Jun 2008.

Abraham, Jill L. Morris, Daniel O. Griffeth, Gregory C. Shofer, Frances S. Rankin, Shelley C.: Surveillance of healthy cats and cats with inflammatory skin disease for colonization of the skin by methicillin-resistant coagulase-positive staphylococci and Staphylococcus schleiferi ssp. schleiferi. Veterinary Dermatology 18(4): 252-9, Aug 2007.

Morris, Daniel O. Rook, Kathryn A. Shofer, Frances S. Rankin, Shelley C.: Screening of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus intermedius, and Staphylococcus schleiferi isolates obtained from small companion animals for antimicrobial resistance: a retrospective review of 749 isolates (2003-04). Veterinary Dermatology 17(5): 332-7, Oct 2006.

Morris, Daniel O. Mauldin, Elizabeth A. O'Shea, Kathleen. Shofer, Frances S. Rankin, Shelley C.: Clinical, microbiological, and molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections of cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research 67(8): 1421-5, Aug 2006.

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