Professional Profile

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Foss, Kari Denise

Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Beckman Instititute
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program
1008 Hazelwood Dr
M/C 004
Urbana, IL  61802


BA, Biology and Biochemistry, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
MS, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH

show listSelected Publications

  1. Tang, B., Foss, K., Lichtor, T., Phillips, H., Roy, E. Resection of Orthotopic Murine Brain Glioma. Neurology Neuroimmunology & Neuorinflammation. 2021;8:64-69. DOI: 10.20517/2347-8659.2020.28.
  2. Lampe, R., Levitin, H.A., Hecht, S., Vieson, M., Selting, K.A, Hague, D.W., Foss, K.D. Magnetic resonance imaging of central nervous system lymphoma with choroid plexus involvement in 5 dogs and 1 cat. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2021;62:690-699. DOI: 10.1111/jsap.13324. *Top cited article for 2021-2022*
  3. Levitin, H.A., Foss, K.D., Zhong, L., Reinhart, J.M., Hague, D.W., Fan, T.M. Pharmacokinetics of a novel cytosine arabinoside subcutaneous protocol in dogs with meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown etiology. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2021;44:696-704. DOI: 10.1111/jvp.12980.
  4. Gibson, A.M., Rosser, M.F., de Oliviera, C.R., Lampe, R., Pfeiff, J.M., Roady, P., Foss, K.D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging findings and antemortem cytologic diagnosis of intramedullary spinal cord ependymoma in a mixed-breed dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2021;259(12):1446-1451. DOI: 10.2460/javma.20.09.0541
  5. Foss, K.D., Seals, C.D.A, Hague, D.W., Mitek, A.E. Effectiveness of supplementary materials in teaching the veterinary neurologic examination. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2021;29(4):492-499. 
    DOI: 10.3138/jvme-2021-0014
  6.  Foss, K.D., Keller K.A., Kehoe, S., Sutton, B.D. Establishing an MRI-based protocol and atlas of the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) brain. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2022. Published online 13 May 2022. 
     DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2022.886333. 
  7. (*+§)Graham, L.T., Vitale, S.N., Foss, K.D., Hague, D.W., Anderson, K.M., Maddox, C.W. Canine Brucellosis in Three Littermates: Case Report. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Published online 06 October 2002. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2022.958390
  8. Souza C.P.  Foss, K.D., Mascarenhas, M.B., Clegg, J.L. Otitis media with effusion in two Boston terrier dogs. Veterinary Medicine and Science. 2023. Published online 01 Feb 2023. DOI:10.1002/vms3.1092
  9. Graham, L.T., Foss, K.D., Reinhart, J.M., Smith, K.M., Hague, D.W., Zhong, L. The pharmacokinetics of single oral dose extended-release topiramate and serum concentrations and adverse effects after multi-dose administration in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2023. Published online 05 March 2023. DOI:10.1111/jvp.13121
  10. Zhang, Y. Cui, J., Chen, K., Kuo, S., Sharma, J., Bhatta, R., Liu, Z., Ellis-Mohr, A., An, F., Li, J., Chen, Q., Foss, K., Wang, H., Li Y., McCoy, A., Lau, G. A Smart Coating with Integrated Physical-Antimicrobial and Strain-Mapping Functionalities for Orthopaedic Implants. Science Advances. 2023. In print.

show listProfessional Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), 2015

show listAcademic Positions

Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital (Blue Pearl Irvine), Irvine, CA
Residency, Neurology and Neurosurgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

show listProfessional Affiliations

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
The Society of Phi Zeta, Mu Chapter

show listResearch Interests

Development and implementation of novel neuroimaging techniques in the assessment of canine intracranial diseases

show listHonors and Awards

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Charles Knecht Resident Research Award, 2013
Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award, 2020

show listCourses Taught

VM604 Structure and Function III
VM655  Medicine and Surgery III
VCM528  Comparative Veterinary Physiology
VCM584  Current Concepts in Comparative Surgery