Dr. Mark D. Markel is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Markel earned his DVM degree from the University of California-Davis and his PhD from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).
Dr. Markel has been a UW-Madison faculty member since 1990, conducting research in comparative orthopedics focused on bone, tendon and cartilage regeneration. He is a member of the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center and holds affiliate positions in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the School of Medicine and Public Health and in the Institute on Aging.
He currently also serves as the world-wide veterinary representative on the board of directors for the AO Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit orthopedic foundation, based in Switzerland. He is a past president of the ACVS Board of Regents.