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Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Lisa Fortier is a Professor of Surgery at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  She received her DVM from Colorado State University and completed her PhD and surgical residency training at Cornell University.  She is boarded with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is an active equine orthopaedic surgeon at Cornell University and the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Hospital at the Belmont race track in New York.  Her laboratory studies the intracellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis, with particular emphasis on post-traumatic osteoarthritis.  In addition, Lisa’s research program investigates the clinical application of stem cells and biologics such as PRP for cartilage repair and tendonosis.  She has received the Jaques Lemans Award from the International Cartilage Repair Society, the New Investigator Research Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Pfizer Research Award for Research Excellence from Cornell University. Lisa is the Vice President of the International Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Society and Past President of the International Cartilage Repair Society.