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GAIL K. SMITH, Ph.D., V.M.D., B.S.,
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Comparative Medical Sciences Graduate Group member, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

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

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

No Certifying authority exists for veterinary orthopaedic specialization

Clinical Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery,
Research Areas: Canine hip dysplasia,

Contact Information:
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies
3850 Spruce Street
 Phone 215-898-4345
 Email smithgk@vet.upenn.edu

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 : 125-131, 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.

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.

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.

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

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: 532-41, 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: 264-9, 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: 1549-54, 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: 192-8, 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: 102-7, 2008.

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: 724-8, 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: 889-92, 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: 605-8, 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: 453-9, 2006.

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: 387-92, 2005.

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: 233-7, 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: 542-6, 2004.

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: 472-6, 2002.

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: 1719-24, 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: 1678-80, 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: 266-73, 1988.

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: 20-33, 2012.

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

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA , 1982

V.M.D. University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1974

B.S. University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Science, Philadelphia, PA , 1970

(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