Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Clinical Specialties: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft- Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Research Areas: Single port surgery, Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Minimally invasive surgery
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 Email jrunge@vet.upenn.edu

Dr. Jeffrey Runge specializes in companion animal surgery as well as various exotic species. He focuses primarily on laparoscopic and thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgery, and has lectured on single port and multiport laparoscopic surgery alike. Through ongoing collaboration with leading human laparoscopic surgeons, Dr. Runge and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine have become one of the leaders in veterinary reduced port surgery. By utilizing newer human laparoscopic single site techniques such as Single Port Access (SPA), Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), and Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS), Dr. Runge’s group continues to minimize minimally invasive surgery for today’s companion animals.

Single port surgery,
Minimally invasive surgery

Sivacolundhu Ramesh K, Runge Jeffrey J, Donovan Taryn A, Barber Lisa G, Saba Corey F, Clifford Craig A, de Lorimier Louis-Philippe, Atwater Stephen W, DiBernardi Lisa, Freeman Kim P, Bergman Philip J Ulnar osteosarcoma in dogs: 30 cases (1992-2008). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 243: 96-101, 2013.

Adamovich-Rippe Krista N, Mayhew Philipp D, Runge Jeffrey J, Culp William T N, Steffey Michele A, Mayhew Kelli N, Hunt Geraldine B Evaluation of laparoscopic-assisted ovariohysterectomy for treatment of canine pyometra. Veterinary surgery : VS 42: 572-8, 2013.

Mayhew Philipp D, Savigny Michelle R, Otto Cynthia M, Brown Dorothy Cimino, Brooks Marjory B, Bentley Adrienne M, Runge Jeffrey J, Callan Mary Beth Evaluation of coagulation in dogs with partial or complete extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction by means of thromboelastography. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 242: 778-85, 2013.

Runge Jeffrey J, Curcillo Paul G, King Stephanie A, Podolsky Erica R, Holt David E, Davidson Jeffrey, Agnello Kimberly A Initial application of reduced port surgery using the single port access technique for laparoscopic canine ovariectomy. Veterinary surgery : VS 41: 803-6, 2012.

Schmaier Alec A, Stalker Timothy J, Runge Jeffrey J, Lee Dooyoung, Nagaswami Chandrasekaran, Mericko Patricia, Chen Mei, Cliché Simon, Gariépy Claude, Brass Lawrence F, Hammer Daniel A, Weisel John W, Rosenthal Karen, Kahn Mark L Occlusive thrombi arise in mammals but not birds in response to arterial injury: evolutionary insight into human cardiovascular disease. Blood 118: 3661-9, 2011.

Runge Jeffrey J, Berent Allyson C, Mayhew Philipp D, Weisse Chick Transvesicular percutaneous cystolithotomy for the retrieval of cystic and urethral calculi in dogs and cats: 27 cases (2006-2008). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 239: 344-9, 2011.

Holt David E, Runge Jeffrey Use of skin stretchers to elongate a peninsular thoracodorsal axial pattern flap for antebrachial wound closure in a dog. Veterinary surgery : VS 40: 352-6, 2011.

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.

Eisele Jason, McClaran Janet Kovak, Runge Jeffrey J, Holt David E, Culp William T, Liu Serena, Long Fenella, Bergman Philip J Evaluation of risk factors for morbidity and mortality after pylorectomy and gastroduodenostomy in dogs. Veterinary surgery : VS 39: 261-7, 2010.

Runge Jeffrey J, Mayhew Phillip, Rawlings Clarence A Laparoscopic-assisted and laparoscopic prophylactic gastropexy: indications and techniques. Compendium (Yardley, PA) 31: E2, 2009.