Alicia Bertone


 United States   

American, European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Surgery, American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Bertone received her Bachelor of Science degree (1977), DVM degree (1982) and internship (1983) from Cornell University, subsequently completed a combined surgery residency/PhD program (1987) at Colorado State University and joined the surgery faculty at Louisiana State University that same year.

Dr. Bertone became board certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988 and joined the surgery faculty at The Ohio State University as an equine orthopedic surgeon late in 1989. Dr. Bertone focused her clinical and research efforts in the field of orthopedics and became a full professor in 1997.

Dr Bertone has served as an equine orthopedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Galbreath Equine Center for over 25 years, managing cases and training veterinary students and equine surgery residents.

Dr.Bertone has mentored many PhD and Masters of Science graduate students, surgery residents and research fellows and has developed a reputation for a quality and productive research program and a strong orthopedic elective surgical caseload.

Dr. Bertone has been recognized as one of the top extramurally funded researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine and has greater than 180 peer reviewed scientific publications. After completing a 1-year sabbatical at the Center for Molecular Orthopedics at Harvard University (2000), Dr. Bertone has served two terms as the Trueman Family Endowed Chair and established the Comparative Orthopedic Molecular Medicine Suite and Applied Laboratories that specializes in regenerative medicine including stem cell and growth factor therapies.

Dr Bertone has retained a clinical Appointment at the Galbreath Equine Center at The Ohio State University where she regularly performs surgery. Dr. Bertone is a member of the The Sports Health and Performance Institute, The Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Regenerative Medicine and Cell Based Therapy Center, and is an adjunct full professor in the Department of Orthopedics in the College of Medicine.

Dr Bertone became board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. Dr Bertone’s clinical focus is orthopedic surgery and her research focus is in the study of comparative orthopedic medicine, regenerative medicine, and gene therapy for the treatment of cartilage injury and bone repair. Dr. Bertone has been active in veterinary and human orthopedic associations and has been regularly invited to participate in national and international scientific meetings for her expertise in regenerative medicine, orthopedics and cell-based therapies.