Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jose M Garcia-Lopez

Associate Professor

Large Animal Surgery and Sports Medicine

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  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania - 1996
  • BS - University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus - 1991

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR
  1. Bassage LH, García-López JM, Currid EM:  Osteolytic lesions of the tuber calcanei in two horses.  J Am Vet Med Assn 2000; 217(5): 710-716.
  2. García-López JM, Provost PJ, Rush JE, Zicker SC, Burmaster H, LM Freeman:  Prevalence and prognostic importance of hypomagnesemia and hypocalcemia in horses that have colic surgery.  Am J Vet Research 2001; 62(1): 7-12.
  3. García-López JM, Boudrieau RJ, Provost PJ:  Surgical repair of coxofemoral luxation in a horse.  J Am Vet Med Assn 2001; 219(9): 1254-1258.
  4. García-López JM, Kirker-Head CA:  Occult Subchondral Osseous Cyst-like Lesions of the Equine Tarso-crural Joint.  Vet Surg 2004; 33(5): 557-564.
  5. Jenei T, García-López JM, Provost PJ, Kirker-Head CA: Surgical Management of Small Intestinal Incarceration through the Gastrosplenic Ligament: 14 Cases (1994-2006).  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2007; 231(8): 1221-1224.

General Research Interests

  • Equine Orthopedics
  • Equine Upper respiratory
  • Equine Gastrointestinal Disease

Selected Research Projects

  • In-Vitro Evaluation of Heat Generation, Pull-out Strength, and Microfractures for a New Positive Profile Self-Tapping Transfixation Pin for Use in the Equine Third Metacarpal Bone
  • In-Vitro Comparison of Temperature Generation Between Traditional Sequential Drilling and a Newly Designed Step Drill in the Equine Third Metacarpal Bone
  • In-Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of a New Locking Compression Plate (LCP) with a Limited Contact Dynamic Plate (LCDCP) for Use in the Equine Patient

Research Interests by Area

Regenerative Medicine
  • Clinical application of stem cells for musculoskeletal disease.
Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Fracture repair, tendon and ligament injury, stem cell treatment, developmental orthopedic disease, laminitis

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration
  • Musculoskeletal, arthroscopy, stem cell treatments bone and tendon

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Arthroscopy Equipment
  • Laparoscopy Equipment
  • Nd:YAG and CO2 Lasers
  • Video Endoscopy
  • High Definition Ultrasound
  • High-Speed Treadmill Evaluation
  • Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • Digital High Resolution Gamma Camera
  • Computed Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)