Primary Immunodeficiencies and Associated Infections in Companion Animals: A Veterinary Clinician Scientist
Urs Giger, Prof. Dr. med. vet., MS, FVH
Dipl. ACVIM & ECVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dipl. ECVCP (Clinical Pathology
University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Urs Giger received his veterinary degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where he also pursued his doctoral thesis on the surgical repair of hip dysplasia, initial clinical training in small animal medicine and surgery and postgraduate research work. After moving to the United States, he completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Florida and then joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he has the endowed Charlotte Newton Sheppard Professor of Medicine chair. He directed the Transfusion and Hematology Center and Pediatrics and Genetics Clinic, and is the director of the Metabolic Genetics and the DNA Genetic Disease Testing (PennGen) Laboratories. His clinical and research expertise and interests are in hereditary and hematologic disorders and are reflected in over 250 original research publications as well as many more reviews and scientific abstracts. He was the recipient of a Transfusion Medicine Academic Award and Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health, the 2002 WSAVA International Scientific Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2007 International Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA and the 2015 AVMA Excellence in Feline Research Award for outstanding clinical research in feline medicine.