Professor Rory Todhunter of the Department of Clinical Sciences, has been named the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor of Surgery effective April 1, 2013. The Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg professorship in the College of Veterinary Medicine aims to recognize a distinguished senior faculty member who has made important contributions in their clinical discipline toward the advancement of veterinary medicine.
Professor Todhunter is recognized as an expert in small animal orthopedic surgery. His research program addresses the genetic and physiologic basis of canine osteoarthritis, or hip dysplasia. His groundbreaking research has advanced our understanding of the genetic basis of canine hip dysplasia and has yielded a genetic test for the disease. This test will improve the health and well-being of dogs and will have widespread impact on the practice of veterinary medicine. Known as an outstanding colleague and collaborator, Dr. Todhunter’s influence on the research environment in his department and College will be felt for decades to come.