Sarah Malek, DVM, PhD, Diplomate (ACVS) - Scientific Advisor

Dr. Sarah Malek is an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her D.V.M. at the University of Tehran, Iran, Dr. Malek completed a Residency in Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery (2014) and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dr. Malek has special interests in Canine Osteoarthritis and Minimally Invasive Surgery. While pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Malek applied Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy as a diagnostic screening tool in naturally occurring Canine Osteoarthritis associated with Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture.

Selected Publications:

  1. Malek, S., Weng, H. Y., Martinson, S. A., Rochat, M. C., Béraud, R., & Riley, C. B. (2020). Evaluation of serum MMP-2 and MMP-3, synovial fluid IL-8, MCP-1, and KC concentrations as biomarkers of stifle osteoarthritis associated with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. PloS one, 15(11), e0242614.
  2. Malek, S., Marini, F., Rochat, M. C., Béraud, R., Wright, G. M., & Riley, C. B. (2020). Infrared spectroscopy of synovial fluid as a potential screening approach for the diagnosis of naturally occurring canine osteoarthritis associated with cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, 2(4), 100120.
  3. Malek, S., Foster, C. D., & Huston, D. H. (2020). Qualitative Assessment of Four Types of Three-Dimensional Printed Anatomical Tibial Bone Models Compared to Commercially Available Models. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 33(04), 267-273.