Dr. Kyla F. Ortved
College of Veterinary Medicine
C3 183 VMC, Box 34
Ithaca, NY 14853
Clinical Assistant Professor
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
2011 American College of Veterinary Surgeons