Gail K Smith

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Founder/Director, Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Contact information
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
3850 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Office: 215-898-4345
Education:
B.S.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA , 1970.
V.M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1974.
(Vet Med/Sci Training Prog. (sponsored by NIH),)
Univ of Pa, Sch. of Eng. and Applied Sci., Dept of Metallurgy & Materials Sci and the Sch. of Vet. Med., 1976.
Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA , 1982.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Etiology and Pathogenesis of hip osteoarthritis in dogs as a model for the disease in man.

Selected Publications

Karbe, GT, Biery, DN, Gregor, TP, Giger, U, Smith, GK: Radiographic Hip Joint Phenotype of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Veterinary Surgery 41(1): 34-41, JAN 2012.

Smith, GK, Lawler, DF, Biery, DN, Powers, MY, Shofer, F, Gregor, TP, Karbe, GT, McDonald-Lynch, MB, Evans, RH, Kealy, RD: Chronology of Hip Dysplasia Development in a Cohort of 48 Labrador Retrievers Followed for Life. Veterinary Surgery 41(1): 20-33, JAN 2012.

Powers Michelle Y, Karbe Georga T, Gregor Thomas P, McKelvie Pamela, Culp William T N, Fordyce Hilary H, Smith Gail K: Evaluation of the relationship between Orthopedic Foundation for Animals' hip joint scores and PennHIP distraction index values in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 237(5): 532-41, Sep 2010.

Runge J J, Kelly S P, Gregor T P, Kotwal S, Smith G K: Distraction index as a risk factor for osteoarthritis associated with hip dysplasia in four large dog breeds. The Journal of small animal practice 51(5): 264-9, May 2010.

Gold Randi M, Gregor Thomas P, Huck Jennifer L, McKelvie Pamela J, Smith Gail K: Effects of osteoarthritis on radiographic measures of laxity and congruence in hip joints of Labrador Retrievers. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 234(12): 1549-54, Jun 2009.

Huck Jennifer L, Biery Daryl N, Lawler Dennis F, Gregor Thomas P, Runge Jeffrey J, Evans Richard H, Kealy Richard D, Smith Gail K: A longitudinal study of the influence of lifetime food restriction on development of osteoarthritis in the canine elbow. Veterinary surgery : VS 38(2): 192-8, Feb 2009.

Runge Jeffrey J, Biery Darryl N, Lawler Dennis F, Gregor Thomas P, Evans Richard H, Kealy Richard D, Szabo Stephanie D, Smith Gail K: The effects of lifetime food restriction on the development of osteoarthritis in the canine shoulder. Veterinary surgery : VS 37(1): 102-7, Jan 2008.

Runge JJ, Lawler DF, Gregor TP, Evans RH, Kealy, PJ, Mckelvie PJ, and Smith GK: Osteoarthritis in the canine shoulder: a comparison of radiographic and histopathologic findings in the adult Labrador Retriever dog. Proc 34th An Conf. Vet Ortho Soc, Vet Comp Ortho Traum 20: A36, 2007.

Kapatkin Amy S, Arbittier Gregg, Kass Philip H, Gilley Robert S, Smith Gail K: Kinetic gait analysis of healthy dogs on two different surfaces. Veterinary surgery : VS 36(6): 605-8, Aug 2007.

Szabo Stephanie D, Biery Daryl N, Lawler Dennis F, Shofer Frances S, Powers Michelle Y, Kealy Richard D, Smith Gail K: Evaluation of a circumferential femoral head osteophyte as an early indicator of osteoarthritis characteristic of canine hip dysplasia in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 231(6): 889-92, Sep 2007.

Wininger Fred A, Kapatkin Amy S, Radin Alex, Shofer Frances S, Smith Gail K: Failure mode and bending moment of canine pancarpal arthrodesis constructs stabilized with two different implant systems. Veterinary surgery : VS 36(8): 724-8, Dec 2007.

Culp William T N, Kapatkin Amy S, Gregor Thomas P, Powers Michelle Y, McKelvie Pamela J, Smith Gail K: Evaluation of the Norberg angle threshold: a comparison of Norberg angle and distraction index as measures of coxofemoral degenerative joint disease susceptibility in seven breeds of dogs. Veterinary surgery : VS 35(5): 453-9, Jul 2006.

Paster ER, LaFond E, Biery DN, Iriye A, Gregor TP, Shofer FS, and Smith GK: Estimates of prevalence of hip dysplasia in Golden Retrieves and Rottweilers and the influence of bias on published prevalence figures J Am Vet Med Assoc 226: 387-392, 2005.

Paster Erin R, LaFond Elizabeth, Biery Darryl N, Iriye Alisa, Gregor Thomas P, Shofer Frances S, Smith Gail K: Estimates of prevalence of hip dysplasia in Golden Retrievers and Rottweilers and the influence of bias on published prevalence figures. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 226(3): 387-92, Feb 2005.

Smith, GK: False Negative Diagnoses Impede Genomics and Genetic Control of Hip Dysplasia. Proceedings of the 2005 Waltham Nutrition Symposium, Washington, DC. Page: 75, 2005.

Smith GK, Biery DN, Lawler DF, Kearly RD: Screening inaccuracy impedes genomic research and genetic control of canine hip dysplasia. Proc Tufts’ Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference, Sturbridge, MA 2005.

Smith GK: Strategies to control canine hip dysplasia: The need for veterinarian and breeder alliance. Proc. Tufts’ Canine and Feline Breeding and Genetics Conference, Sturbridge, MA 2005.

Smith GK, Gregor TP. Fordyce HH, Paster ER, Biery DN. : False Negative Diagnoses of the Dorsolateral Subluxation Method Proceeding of the 2005 Nestle Purina Nutrition Forum, St Louis, MO 2005.

Powers MY, Biery DN, Lawler DF, Evans RH, Shofer FS, Mayhew P, Gregor TP, Kealy RD and Smith GK.: Use of the caudolateral curvilinear osteophyte as an early marker for future development of osteoarthritis associated with hip dysplasia in dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc 225: 233–237, 2004.

Kapatkin Amy S, Gregor Thomas P, Hearon Kendra, Richardson Robert W, McKelvie Pamela J, Fordyce Hilary H, Smith Gail K: Comparison of two radiographic techniques for evaluation of hip joint laxity in 10 breeds of dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 224(4): 542-6, Feb 2004.

Powers Michelle Y, Biery Daryl N, Lawler Dennis E, Evans Richard H, Shofer Frances S, Mayhew Philipp, Gregor Thomas P, Kealy Richard D, Smith Gail K: Use of the caudolateral curvilinear osteophyte as an early marker for future development of osteoarthritis associated with hip dysplasia in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 225(2): 233-7, Jul 2004.

Smith GK. : Important Orthopaedic Recommendations from a Lifelong Study of Diet Restriction, A New Look at Routine Hip Screening and Its Impact on Hip Dysplasia Control, and Hip Dysplasia Treatment: What you need to know, (. Nestle Purina Symposia Proceedings, Birmingham, England, 2004 Notes: 3 hours.

Smith GK: New paradigms for hip dysplasia prevention and control: Performance and ethics of CHD screening as an indication for preventive surgeries 12th Eur Soc Vet Ortho Traum, Munich, Germany Page: 125-131, 2004.

Kapatkin AS, Gregor TP, Hearon K, Richardson RW, McKelvie PJ, Fordyce HH, Smith GK: Comparison of two radiographic techniques for evaluation of hip joint laxity in 10 breeds of dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 224: 542-546, 2004.

Mayhew PD, McKelvie PJ, Biery DN, Shofer FS, Smith GK. : Evaluation of a Radiographic Caudolateral Curvilinear Osteophyte on the Femoral Neck and its Relationship to Degenerative Joint Disease and Distraction Index in Dogs J Am Vet Med Assoc 220: 472-476, 2002.

Mayhew Philipp D, McKelvie Pamela J, Biery Darryl N, Shofer Frances S, Smith Gail K: Evaluation of a radiographic caudolateral curvilinear osteophyte on the femoral neck and its relationship to degenerative joint disease and distraction index in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 220(4): 472-6, Feb 2002.

Fordyce H, Smith GK, Gregor TP, and Biery DN. : Comparison of three methods to measure passive hip laxity in the dog Notes: Accepted for publication.

Smith G K, Mayhew P D, Kapatkin A S, McKelvie P J, Shofer F S, Gregor T P: Evaluation of risk factors for degenerative joint disease associated with hip dysplasia in German Shepherd Dogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and Rottweilers. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(12): 1719-24, Dec 2001.

Kealy R D, Lawler D F, Ballam J M, Lust G, Biery D N, Smith G K, Mantz S L: Evaluation of the effect of limited food consumption on radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 217(11): 1678-80, Dec 2000.

Smith G K, Walter M C: Spinal decompressive procedures and dorsal compartment injuries: comparative biomechanical study in canine cadavers. American journal of veterinary research 49(2): 266-73, Feb 1988.

Smith GK, Biery DN and Gregor TP: New concepts of coxofemoral joint stability and development of a clinical stress-radiographic method for quantitating hip joint laxity in the dog J Am Vet Med Assoc 196: 59-70, 1990.

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