Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Michael P Kowaleski

Professor

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • Surgical Residency - Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital - 1999-2002
  • DVM - Tufts University - 1993
  • BS - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Summa Cum Laude) - 1989

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Does Radiographic Arthrosis Correlate With Cartilage Pathology in Labrador Retrievers Affected by Medial Coronoid Process Disease?

Author(s):Farrell, M. | Heller, J. | Solano, M. | Fitzpatrick, N. | Sparrow, T. | Kowaleski, M.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Management of bilateral patellar luxation in an Alpaca

Author(s):Abuja, G.A. | Kowaleski, M.P. | García-López, J.M.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Radiographic outcome and complications of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy stabilized with an anatomically contoured locking bone plate

Author(s):Kowaleski, M.P. | Boudrieau, R.J. | Beale, B.S. | Piras, A. | Hulse, D. | Johnson, K.A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Comparison of the axial stiffness of carbon composite and aluminium alloy circular external skeletal fixator rings

Author(s):Gauthier, C.M. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Gerard, P.D. | Rovesti, G.L.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Biomechanical Considerations in Total Hip Replacement

Author(s):Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Advances in Small Animal Total Joint Replacement

The World Veterinary Orthopaedic Congress:"synergy in action"

Author(s):Ehrhart, N. | Kowaleski, M. | Van Ryssen, B. | Pozzi, A.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Mechanical Analysis of Twelve Toggle Suture Constructs for Stabilization of Coxofemoral Luxations

Author(s):Jha, S. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Biomechanical and computational evaluation of two loading transfer concepts for pancarpal arthrodesis in dogs

Author(s):Rothstock, S. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Boudrieau, R.J. | Beale, B.S. | Piras, A. | Ryan, M. | Bouré, L. | Brianza, S.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Evaluation of the dorsal acetabular coverage obtained by a modified triple pelvic osteotomy (2.5 pelvic osteotomy): An ex vivo study on a cadaveric canine codel

Author(s):Petazzoni, M. | Tamburro, R. | Nicetto, T. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis Techniques of the Femur

Author(s):Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

Biomechanical Concepts Applicable to Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair in Small Animals

Author(s):Chao, P. | Lewis, D.D. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Pozzi, A.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice

In vitro biomechanical evaluation and comparison of a new prototype locking plate and a limited-contact self compression plate for equine fracture repair

Author(s):Quinteros, D.D. | García-López, J.M. | Abuja, G.A. | Tarkanian, M. | Maranda, L.S. | Bubeck, K. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Effect of pilot hole diameter and tapping on insertion torque and axial pullout strength of 4.0-mm cancellous bone screws

Author(s):Kunkel, K.A.R. | Suber, J.T. | Gerard, P.D. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: American Journal of Veterinary Research

Single cycle to failure in torsion of three standard and five locking plate constructs

Author(s):Cabassu, J.B. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Shorinko, J.K. | Blake, C.A. | Gaudette, G.R. | Boudrieau, R.J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Single cycle to failure in bending of three standard and five locking plates and plate constructs

Author(s):Blake, C.A. | Boudrieau, R.J. | Torrance, B.S. | Tacvorian, E.K. | Cabassu, J.B. | Gaudette, G.R. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Extra-articular stabilization of the cranial cruciate deficient stifle with anchor systems | Einsatz von Verankerungssystemen zur extraartikulären Stabilisierung des Kniegelenks nach Ruptur des vorderen Kreuzbandes

Author(s):Hulse, D. | Saunders, B. | Beale, B. | Kowaleski, M.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Tierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe K: Kleintiere - Heimtiere

Combination tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and transverse corrective osteotomy of the proximal tibia for the treatment of complex tibial deformities in 12 dogs

Author(s):Weh, J.L. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Boudrieau, R.J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Analysis of Suture Anchor Eyelet Position on Suture Failure Load

Author(s):Aktay, S.A. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Ex Vivo Biomechanical Evaluation of the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle with Varying Angles of Stifle Joint Flexion and Axial loads after Tibial Tuberosity Advancement

Author(s):Hoffmann, D.E. | Kowaleski, M.P. | Johnson, K.A. | Evans, R.B. | Boudrieau, R.J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Surgery

Tibial tuberosity transposition-advancement for treatment of medial patellar luxation and concomitant cranial cruciate ligament disease in the dog. Surgical technique, radiographic and clinical outcomes.

Author(s):Yeadon, R. | Fitzpatrick, N. | Kowaleski, M.P.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T

General Research Interests

  • Clinical orthopedics, with a focus on total joint replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture healing
  • Implant design
  • Biomechanics and the role of osteotomy in the treatment of joint disease

Selected Research Projects

  • Biomechanical evaluation of TPLO and TTA
  • Initial stability of BFX™ cementless total hip replacment
  • Radiological assessment of limb alignment
  • Experimental evaluation of locking plate fixation

Teaching

  • Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • Principles of Surgery - Course Director
  • Spay Lab
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Clinical Rotation
  • Orthopedic Elective

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow, stifle and hip, cruciate ligament repair in dogs, total hip replacement, platelet-rich plasma applications, developmental orthopedic disease

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration
  • Biomechanics and the role of osteotomy in the treatment of joint disease, novel therapies for osteoarthritis. Orthopedic surgery research; spontaneous animal disease models for evaluating response to osteoarthritis treatments, fracture repair and implants, implant design, strength and application

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Instron Model 8511 servohydraulic materials testing device
  • Toshiba Acquilion 16 slice CT
  • Siemens Symphony 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • Digital high-resolution gamma camera (IS2 NuCamma Enhanced Technologies, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
  • AMTI dual platform force plate gait analysis system
  • Arthroscopy
  • Comprehensive surgical facilities
  • Media center
  • Clinical pathology and pathology facilities complement the environment

House Officer Training

  • Rotating Internship
  • ACVS Resident
  • ECVS Resident