Mark E. Peterson - Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Other Forms of Muscle Wasting: Common Problems of Senior and Geriatric Cats and of Cats with Endocrine Disease


Mark E. Peterson

Mark E. Peterson, DVM, DACVIM, Animal Endocrine Clinic New York, NY.

Dr. Mark Peterson was awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Med­icine degree with high distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1976. He then moved to New York City, where he completed an internship and medical residency at The Animal Medical Center, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology and nuclear medicine at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Peterson became board-certified from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1981. He served as head of the Division of Endo­crinology in the Department of Medicine at The Animal Medical Center for over 30 years. In addition, Dr. Peterson has held faculty appointments as professor of medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (1996-2000), associate professor of radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University (1983-2005), and assis­tant professor of medicine at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine-Cornell University (1982-1988), where he has been adjunct professor of medicine since 2015. In 2009, Dr. Peterson opened the Animal Endocrine Clinic, a specialty referral hospital devoted exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of cats and dogs with endocrine disease. Over the past 40 years, his clinical and research focus has been on advancing understanding of naturally occurring endocrine disorders of the cat and dog, especially hyper- and hypothy­roidism, diabetes mellitus, calcium disorders, and adrenal disease. Dr. Peterson has published more than 600 journal articles, book chapters and research abstracts, and has given more than 600 lecture presentations at veterinary colleges and scientific seminars both in the U.S. and abroad.