Conference Speakers

Conference Chairs

Paul P. Calle, VMD, DACZM
Chief Veterinarian and Director of Zoological Health Program
Wildlife Conservation Society
President, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA
Chief Medical Officer
The Animal Medical Center

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD
Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology
Director, Zoobiquity Research Initiative
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Evelyn Attia, MD
Columbia and Weill Cornell Center for Eating Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center
Weill Cornell Medical College

E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
NYC Veterinary Specialists

Meredith M. Clancy, DVM
Resident in Zoological Medicine & Surgery
Wildlife Conservation Society

Joan Coates, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine

Kenneth J. Conley, DVM, DACVP
Associate Pathologist
Wildlife Conservation Society

Orrin Devinsky, MD
Director, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine

Brian Fallon, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center
Director, Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine
Columbia University

Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD
Institute of Medicine

Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Department of Clinical Sciences, Nutrition
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University

Richard Friedman, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical College

Robert J. Kaner, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Genetic Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dale Lange, MD
Chair of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief
Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College
President, New York State Neurological Society

Jay Lemery, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado
President, Wilderness Medical Society
Consultant, Climate and Health Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nicole Leibman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Chief of Oncology
The Animal Medical Center

Alice C. Levine, MD
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Associate Professor of Oncological Sciences
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

D McAloose, VMD, DACVP
Head, Department of Pathology
Wildlife Conservation Society

Robert P. Moore, PE, DVM, DABVP
Associate Veterinarian
Wildlife Conservation Society

Ralph Nixon, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Center of Excellence for Brain Aging
Executive Director of The Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment
NYU Langone Medical Center

Larry Norton, MD
Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs
Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center
Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Elaine Ostrander, PhD
Chief & NIH Distinguished Investigator
Cancer Genetic Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

Claire Panosian, MD, FIDSA, DTM&H (London)
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jean A. Paré, DMV, DVSc, DACZM
Associate Veterinarian
Wildlife Conservation Society

Bonnie L. Raphael, DVM, DACZM
Head, Clinical Department
Wildlife Conservation Society

Tracie Seimon, PhD
Molecular Society
Wildlife Conservation Society

John M. Sykes, IV, DVM, DACZM
Associate Veterinarian
Wildlife Conservation Society

Chad West, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Chief of Neurology
The Animal Medical Center