Howard Steinberg, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVP, Emeritus Clinical Professor

Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Office: 4452

Howard Steinberg, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVP, Emeritus Clinical Professor

Titles and Education

  1. Emeritus Clinical Professor
  2. BA 1975, LaSalle College
  3. MS 1977, Pennsylvania State University
  4. VMD 1984, University of Pennsylvania
  5. PhD 1991, Cornell University
  6. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists


Diagnostic veterinary pathology; diseases of zoo, wildlife and exotic animals; hepatic pathology; diagnostic immunohistochemistry; viral-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. Pathology of animal models of human disease.


The immunohistochemical laboratory's primary emphasis is to provide immunohistochemical staining of primarily formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections as an adjunct to diagnostic anatomic pathology, necropsy and biopsy specimens, and for research investigators who want to evaluate cell/tissue markers relevant to their projects. The diagnostic laboratory's emphasis is on anatomic pathology of postmortem and surgical biopsy specimens from client-owned animals seen at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.


Training post-graduate instructors in veterinary and zoologic pathology; instruction of senior veterinary students in postmortem and biopsy techniques; instruction of 2nd year veterinary students in endocrine, GI, hepatic, hemolymphatic and pancreatic pathology. Anatomic Pathology clinical service in surgical and post mortem pathology.

Clinical Interests

Natural disease in domestic, non-domestic, zoo animals and wildlife.

Hepatic and endocrine diseases.

Graduate Training

Anatomic and Zoologic Pathology Training.

Pathology consultation services for basic scientists.

Recent Publications

  1. Bell, C.M., Steinberg, H. 2012. Vet Med Today:Pathology in Practice.
             Acute necrohemorrhagic and emphysematous abomasitis in a calf. JAVMA
  2.    Keller, D.L., Schneider, L.K., Chamberlin, T., Steinberg, H. 2012.
             Intramedullary lumbosacral teratoma in a domestic ferret (Mustela
             putorius furo). JVDI 24(3):621-624.
  3. Poulsen, K.P., Faith, N.G., Steinberg, H., Czuprynski, C.J. 2011.
             Pregnancy reduces the genetic resistance of C57BL/6 mice to Listeria
             monocytogenes infection by intragastric inoculation. Microbial
             Pathogenesis 50:360-
  4. Keller, K.A., Steinberg, H., Sladky, K.K. 2011. Disseminated
             histoplasmosis in a Bengal tiger. J Zoo Wildl Med 42(4):727-731.
  5. Abomoelak, B., Marcus, S.A., Ward, S.K., Karakousis, P.C.,
             Steinberg, H., Talaat, A.M. 2011. Characterization of a novel
             heat shock protein (Hsp22.5) involved in the pathogenesis of
             Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Bac