Monica Aleman


American Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine (IM, Neurology)

Dr. Monica Aleman obtained her veterinary degree at the University UNAM-Mexico. She completed residencies in large animal internal medicine (equine emphasis) and neurology and neurosurgery at UC Davis; and achieved board certification for both specialties by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She completed a PhD in comparative pathology in neuromuscular disorders at UC Davis. Her research and clinical interest have focused in neurology, neuromuscular and muscle disorders in all species with equine emphasis. She is a full professor of the equine internal medicine and neurology services, chief of service of equine internal medicine, and co-Director of the Neuromuscular Disease Laboratory at UC Davis where samples from both humans and animals are processed. Dr. Aleman is one of the founding members of the Equine and Comparative Neurology Research Group, and is affiliated with the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at UC Davis. Dr. Aleman is author of over 110 peer reviewed medical publications, over 100 proceedings and abstracts, and over 30 book chapters; and is a regular speaker in national and international meetings. Dr. Aleman has served as a reviewer for scientific journals, and grant committees. Dr. Aleman is regularly consulted in challenging cases with neurologic and muscle disease throughout the world. Currently, she works in the investigation of neurologic and neuromuscular disorders in multiple species including humans. Dr. Aleman was recently appointed the Terry Holliday Presidential Endowed chair in Comparative Neurology by the University of California at Davis, and awarded an alumni recognition for Excellence in teaching, service, and research by the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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