Dr. Jon Cheetham
College of Veterinary Medicine
C2-527 CPC, Box 25
Ithaca, NY 14853
P: (607) 253-3100
F: (607) 253-3271
Zweig Research Scientist for 2012-2013
Research Scientist, Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Large Animal Surgery
Dr. Jon Cheetham, Research Scientist and Equine Surgeon at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine and his laboratory team form the Preclinical Upper Airway Lab, which focuses on restoring function in the larynx, nasopharynx and trachea using tissue engineering, reinnervation and functional electrical stimulation techniques. The lab's research is applied to both human and veterinary patients. Jon is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and holds a PhD in comparative respiratory physiology and surgery.
Education and Training
05/1992 St. Catharine’s College, Medical Sciences, BA
05/1995 Cambridge University, Veterinary Clinical Science, VetMB
05/1995 St. Catharine’s College, Medical Sciences, MA
06/2008 Cornell University, Biomedical Sciences, PhD
02/2006 American College of Veterinary Surgery
Barakzai SZ, Cheetham J. Endoscopic examination of exercising horses: effects on diagnosis and treatment of upper respiratory tract disorders. Equine Vet J. 2012 Sep;44(5):501-3. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00625.x. Editorial.
Passman S.N., Cheetham J., Bonassar L.J., Ducharme N.G., Rawlinson J.J. Biomechanical Stiffness of Equine Laryngeal Hyaline Cartilage. Equine Veterinary Journal. 43:592-598. 2011.
Sano H., Martin-Flores M, Santos L.C.P., Cheetham J., Gleed R.D. Effects of epidural morphine on gastrointestinal transit in unmedicated horses. Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia. Mar;38(2):121-6. 2011.
Witte TH, Cheetham J, Rawlinson JJ, Soderholm L.V., Mitchell L.M., & Ducharme, N.G. A transducer for the measurement of force on surgical sutures. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. Oct 74(4):299-304. 2010.
Witte T.H., Cheetham, J., Soderholm L.V., Mitchell L.M., & Ducharme, N.G Equine laryngoplasty sutures undergo increased loading during coughing and swallowing. American Journal of Veterinary Research. Dec 39(8):949-56. 2010.
Pigott JH, Ducharme NG, Mitchell L.M., Soderholm LV, Cheetham J. Incidence of Swallowing during Exercise in Horses with Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate. Equine Veterinary Journal. Nov 42(8):732-7. 2010.
Fortier LA, Potter HG, Rickey EJ, Schnabel LV, Foo LF, Chong LR, Stokol T, Cheetham J, Nixon AJ. Concentrated bone marrow aspirate improves full-thickness cartilage repair compared to microfracture in an equine model of extensive cartilage loss. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 92:1927-1937. 2010.
Ducharme, N.G., Cheetham J, Sanders I, Hermanson JW, Hackett, R.P., Soderholm L.V., Mitchell L.M. Considerations for pacing of the cricoarytenoid dorsalis muscle by a neuroprosthesis in horses. Equine Veterinary Journal. Mar 42 (6). 434-540. 2010.
Cheetham J., Riordan A.S., Mohammed H.O, McIlwraith C.W., Fortier L.A. Relationships between race earnings and horse age, sex, gait, track surface and number of race starts and for Thoroughbred and Standardbred race horses in North America. Equine Veterinary Journal. Jan 42(4):346-50. 2010.
Ortved K.F., Cheetham J., Mitchell L.M., Ducharme N.G. Successful treatment of persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate and evaluation of laryngohyoid position in 15 racehorses. Equine Veterinary Journal. Jan 42(1):23-9. 2010.
Cheetham J, Pigott JH, Hermanson JW, Campoy L, Soderholm LV, Thorson LM, Ducharme NG. Role of the Hypoglossal Nerve in Equine Nasopharyngeal Stability. Journal of Applied Physiology. 107 (2): 471-7. 2009.
Rakesh V, Ducharme NG, Cheetham J, Datta AK, Pease AP. Implications of different degrees of arytenoid cartilage adduction on equine upper airway characteristics. Equine Veterinary Journal 40 (7) 629-635. 2008.
Radcliffe RM, Cheetham J, Bezuidenhout AJ, Ducharme NG, Nixon AJ. Arthroscopic Removal of Palmar/Plantar Osteochondral Fragments from the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint in Four Horses. Veterinary Surgery. 37:733–740, 2008.
Cheetham J, Witte TH, Soderholm LV, Hermanson JW, Ducharme NG. In vitro model for testing novel implants for equine laryngoplasty. Veterinary Surgery 37:588–593. 2008.
Cheetham J, Piggott JH, Thorson LM, Mohammed HO, Ducharme NG. Outcome based assessment of the laryngeal tie forward procedure and its effect on laryngohyoid conformation. Equine Veterinary Journal. 40 (5) 501-507. 2008.
Cheetham J, Witte TH, Rawlinson JJ, Soderholm LV, Mohammed HO, Ducharme NG. Intra-articular stabilization of the equine cricoarytenoid joint. Equine Veterinary Journal. 40 (6) 584-588. 2008.
Rakesh V, Ducharme NG, Datta AK, Cheetham J, Pease AP. Development of equine upper airway pressure model for thoroughbred racehorses. Equine Veterinary Journal May 40(3):272-9. 2008.
Cheetham J, Radcliffe CR, Ducharme NG, Sanders I, Mu, Hermanson JW. Neuroanatomy of the equine dorsal cricoarytenoid muscle: Surgical implications. Equine Veterinary Journal. Jan 40(1):70-5. 2008.
Chalmers HJ, Cheetham J, Yeager AE, Ducharme NG. Ultrasonography of the equine laryngeal region – technique, normal appearance, and clinical applications. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound. Sep-Oct 47 (5) 476-481. 2006.
Cheetham J, Nixon AJ. Arthroscopic Approaches to the Palmar Aspect of the Equine Carpus. Veterinary Surgery. April (35) 227-231. 2006.
Chalmers HJ, Cheetham J, Dykes NL, Ducharme NG. Computed Tomographic Diagnosis - Stylohyoid Fracture with Pharyngeal Abscess in a Horse Without Temporohyoid Disease. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. Mar-Apr 47(2):165-7. 2006.