Department of Surgical Sciences
2007-2010: Residency in Large Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
2006-2007: Internship in Equine Surgery, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
2006: DVM, Cornell University
2002: BS, Cornell University
Dr. Morello has completed original research in the areas of respiratory physiology, minimally invasive sinus surgery, and intestinal surgery. Current research projects are focused on the musculoskeletal system including orthopedics, wound healing, and inflammation.
Dr. Morello is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery. As such, a majority of her time is spent focused on care of patients in the Large Animal Hospital, as well as the clinical training of both residents and final year students. Outside of the hospital, she is dedicated to the didactic teaching of pre-clinical students, and has a great interest in using innovative and case-based learning formats in the classroom. Her research interests are applied in both a clinical and laboratory based setting, including mentorship of the surgery residents through original research of their own, and collaboration with other scientists across campus. Dr. Morello is also a Faculty Liaison for the UW Global Health Field School. Through this, she spends a few weeks each summer in Andean Ecuador with students from the different health sciences graduate programs, learning and teaching about animal health and disease and its impact on human health.
Dr. Morello's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery in both equines and farm animal species. With an extensive personal background in the show horse and race horse industry, she has a particular clinical interest in musculoskeletal injuries, including developmental orthopedic disease and fractures. She also enjoys evaluating poor performance in sport horses, and is in charge of the dynamic endoscopy system acquired for the diagnosis and management of upper airway disorders.
Morello SL, Southwood LL, Engiles J, et al. Effect of Intraperitoneal PERIDAN™ Concentrate Adhesion Reduction Device on Clinical Findings, Infection, and Tissue Healing in an Adult Horse Jejunojejunostomy Model. Vet Surg 41:568-81. 2012
Morello SL, Parente EJ. Laser Vaporization of the Dorsal Turbinate as an Alternative Method of Accessing and Evaluating the Paranasal Sinuses. Vet Surg 39: 891-99, 2010
Morello SL, Ducharme NG, Hackett RP, et al. Activity of selected rostral and caudal hyoid muscles in clinically normal horses during strenuous exercise. AJVR 69:682-89, 2008