Professor of Equine Medicine: Virginia Reef
Virginia Reef has been appointed the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold
Allam Professor of Equine Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
"I am very pleased to make this announcement for Dr. Reef is a distinguished
member of our faculty and one of the most accomplished equine cardiologists
in the world," said Dean Alan Kelly. "The new chair was made possible
through Betty Moran's generous investment in the School many
years ago. It is the third endowed chair to go to a woman at the
Reef joined Penn's New Bolton Center in 1979 as an intern in
large animal medicine and surgery after graduating from the College
of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Following her
internship and a residency in large animal medicine, she joined
the faculty as a lecturer in medicine in 1982. In 1985, Dr. Reef
introduced diagnostic ultrasound at New Bolton Center. She was appointed
assistant professor in 1986, associate professor in 1990 and full
professor in 1996. Dr. Reef was appointed to her current position
as director of large animal cardiology in 1981. In 1995 she was
appointed chief, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at New Bolton
Center, and she is an executive board member of the Allam Center
for Equine Sports Medicine at the School.
Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professorship in Equine Medicine
is the 19th endowed professorship at the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 6, October 1, 2002