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Researcher: Mark Markel

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Areas of Expertise
  • Regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues, including enhancement of fracture healing
  • Cartilage resurfacing techniques
  • Tendon healing and regeneration
  • Development of long bone fracture repair methods
  • Bone, tendon, cartilage, and joint injury, inflammation and repair
  • Large animal surgery, specializing in orthopedics
Web Site Mark Markel's School of Veterinary Medicine Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,301,726 - CT machine for multi-angle scanning of stationary patients, issued April 2016.
  • 8,846,860 - Methods of decorating hydroxyapatite biomaterials with modular biologically active molecules, issued September 2014.
  • 8,778,869 - Tissue regeneration system, issued July 2014.
  • 8,500,734 - Cartilage treatment probe, issued August 2013.
  • 8,420,774 - Decorating hydroxyapatite biomaterials with modular biologically active molecules, issued April 2013.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20150313557 - CT Machine for Multi-Angle Scanning of Stationary Patients, published November 2015.
  • 20140018787 - Cartilage treatment probe, published January 2014.
  • 20130149457 - Methods of decorating hydroxyapatite biomaterials with modular biologically active molecules, published June 2013.
  • 20130012939 - Cartilage treatment probe, published January 2013.
  • 20110305760 - Tissue regeneration system, published December 2011.
Recent Publication(s)
  • 3D FSE Cube and VIPR-aTR 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging predicts canine cranial cruciate ligament structural properties. Racette M, Al Saleh H, Waller KR 3rd, Bleedorn JA, McCabe RP, Vanderby R Jr,┬áMarkel MD, Brounts SH, Block WF, Muir P. Vet J. 2016 Mar;209:150-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.10.055. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

  • Mechanical evaluation of locking, nonlocking, and hybrid plating constructs using a locking compression plate in a canine synthetic bone model. Rowe-Guthrie KM,┬áMarkel MD, Bleedorn JA. Vet Surg. 2015 Oct;44(7):838-42. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12368. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

  • In vivo measures of shear wave speed as a predictor of tendon elasticity and strength. Martin JA, Biedrzycki AH, Lee KS, DeWall RJ, Brounts SH, Murphy WL,Markel MD, Thelen DG. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2015 Oct;41(10):2722-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

  • Biomechanical evaluation of a novel subcuticular skin stapling device for use in equine abdominal surgeries. Biedrzycki A,┬áMarkel MD, Brounts SH. Vet Surg. 2015 Feb;44(2):231-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12245.x. Epub 2014 Jul 31.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Surgical Sciences


Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-3573
Current University UW–Madison
Department Medical Sciences
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine
Co-Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Address Line 1 Veterinary Medicine
Address Line 2 2015 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of California, 1981
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 1990
Other Degrees D.V.M., University of California, 1983
Technologies Available for Licensing Method to Assess Knee Stability in Dogs

Modular Peptide Binds to Biomaterials and Promotes New Bone Formation

Bone Tissue Regeneration System That Provides Spatial and Temporal Control Over the Release of Growth Factors

Biologically Active Sutures Enhance Tissue Healing Following Surgical Procedures

An Orthopedic Implant Coating for Enhanced Bone Growth