Department of Clinical Sciences

Flaminio Foal 

Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

Kyla Ortved

Dr. Kyla F. Ortved
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C3 183 VMC, Box 34
Ithaca, NY 14853

Kyla F. Ortved, DVM, PhD

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons


Clinical Assistant Professor

Research/Clinical Interests

My research program to date has focused on the development and evaluation of cell and gene therapies for the treatment of cartilage injuries and osteoarthritis (OA). Specifically, I am interested in the use of chondrocytes and chondrogenically differentiated stem cells as cell sources to enhance repair of cartilage defects, and adeno-associated virus (AAV) as a gene therapy vector for therapeutic manipulation of articular cells.
My research projects aim to enhance cartilage repair and treat osteoarthritis in the equine athlete while concurrently providing an invaluable large animal model for human joint disease. Such research not only has a major impact on equine athletes themselves, but also on the racing industry and economy.


Education and Training

2014              Cornell University, PhD

2007-2010     Large Animal Surgery Resident, Cornell University

2006-2007     Large Animal Intern (Medicine and Surgery), University of Georgia

2006              University of Guelph, DVM

2001              University of British Columbia, BSc

Board Certification

2011              American College of Veterinary Surgeons



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