Mark Markel, DVM, PhD

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 2170A

Mark Markel, DVM, PhD

Titles and Education

  1. PhD, 1990 
    Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  2. Diplomate, 1988 
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  3. DVM, 1983
    University of California
  4. BS, 1981
    University of California


Dr. Markel has been a UW-Madison faculty member since 1990, conducting research in comparative orthopedics focused on bone, tendon and cartilage regeneration.


Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Co-Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Clinical Interests

Large animal surgery, specializing in orthopedics.

Graduate Training

PhD in Orthopedic Biomechanics from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Recent Publications

  1. Dingle AM, Ness JP, Novello J, Israel S, Sanchez R, Millevolte AXT, Brodnick S, Krugner-Higby L, Nemke B, Lu Y, Suminski AJ, Markel MD, Williams JC, Poore SO: Methodology for creating a chronic osseointegrated neural interface for prosthetic control in rabbits. J Neurosci Methods 2020 Feb 1; 331:108504. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2019.108504. Epub 2019 Nov 8. PMID: 31711884
  2. Dingle AM, Ness JP, Novello J, Millevolte AXT, Zeng W, Sanchez R, Nemke B, Lu Y, Suminski AJ, Markel MD, Williams JC, Poore SO: Experimental basis for creating an osseointegrated neural interface for prosthetic control: A pilot study in rabbits. Mil Med 2020 Jan 7;185(Suppl 1):462-469. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz246. PMID: 32074371
  3. Bleedorn JA, Hornberger TA, Goodman CA, Hao Z, Sample SJ, Amene E, Markel MD, Behan M, Muir P.  Temporal mechanically-induced signaling events in bone and dorsal root ganglion neurons after in vivo bone loading.  PLoS One 2018 Feb 27;13(2):e0192760: 10.1371/journal.pone.0192760.
  4. Yu X, Biedrzycki AH, Khalil AS, Hess D, Umhoefer JM, Markel MD, Murphy WL: Nanostructured mineral coatings stabilize proteins for therapeutic delivery. Adv Mater 2017 Jul 4. doi:  10.1002/adma.291701255.
  5. Rustom LE, Boudou T, Lou S, Pignot-Paintrand I, Nemke BW, Lu Y, Markel MD, Picart C, Wagoner Johnson AJ: Micropore-induced capillarity enhances bone distribution in vivo in biphasic calcium phosphate scaffolds. Acta Biomater 2016 Oct 15;44: 144-54. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.08.025. Epub 2016 Aug 17.
  6. Biedrzycki AH, Grant BG, Nemke B, Morello SL, Markel MD: In vitro biomechanical evaluation of four surgical techniques for fusion of equine centrodistal and tarsometatarsal joints. Am J Vet Res 2016 Oct;77(10): 1071-81. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.77.10.1071.
  7. Biedrzycki AH, Grand BD, Nemke B, Markel MD, Morello SL: Arthrodesis of the equine centrodistal and tarsometatarsal joints using a single modified kerf-cut cylinder.  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2016 May 18;29(3):227-31. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-15-10-0167. Epub 2016 Apr 12.
  8. Racette M, Al saleh H, Block WF, Waller KR 3rd, Bleedorn JA, McCabe RP, Vanderby R Jr, Markel MD, Brounts SH, Muir P: 3D FSE cube and VIPR-aTR 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging predicts canine cranial cruciate ligament structural properties. Vet J 2016 Mar;209:150-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.10.055. Epub 2015 Nov 4.
  9. Biedrzycki A, Markel MD, Brounts SH: Biomechanical evaluation of a novel subcuticular skin stapling device for use in equine abdominal surgeries. Vet Surg 2015 Feb;44(2):231-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12245.x. Epub 2014 Jul 31.