Dr. Theresa Fossum Recognition
June 01, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, TX - Dr. Theresa Fossum, surgeon with the Texas
A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
"Recognition such as this, by ones peers, is truly an honor,"
said Fossum. "I am thrilled to receive this award from the Ohio
State University, an institution for which I hold great
Fossum currently holds the Tom and Joan Read Chair in Veterinary
Surgery, and is the director of cardiothoracic surgery and
biomedical devices for the Michael E. DeBakey Institute at the
Texas A&M CVM. Her work in treating cardiac disease in animals,
and the testing of new technology and therapeutic agents has
improved the quality of life for many of her patients while
providing data that aids in the development for treatment of
cardiac disease in humans.
"Dr. Fossum has distinguished herself by pursuing excellence
throughout her career," said Dr. Rustin Moore, Chair of the
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Ohio State
University College of Veterinary Medicine. "She truly epitomizes
the 'triple threat' academician, as she is an accomplished
scientist, gifted clinician and skilled educator. We are proud that
Dr. Fossum is an alumnus of The Ohio State College of Veterinary
Medicine where she completed her small animal surgical residency
and Master of Science degree in the Department of Veterinary
Arriving at Texas A&M in July 1987 as an assistant
professor, Fossum received her tenure in 1993 as an associate
professor. She was named Chief of Surgery in 1996 and was honored
as a Wiley Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
Her work in device testing has led to the establishment of the
Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies in 2007, a division of
Texas A&M University, which she will assume leadership of upon
commencement of operations.
"Dr. Fossum's efforts in veterinary cardiology and preclinical
studies have earned her an international reputation for
excellence," said H. Richard Adams, dean of veterinary medicine.
"Her contributions to veterinary medicine, both in and out of the
surgical suite, have made a lasting impact on not only our college,
but also the veterinary profession. We are very proud of her
recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus, and look forward to her
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
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Cell - (979) 739-5718
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