Megan Grobman, DVM, MS, DACVIM-SAIM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Contact
 

meg0098@auburn.edu

Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849

Education

 

PhD, University of Missouri
MS, University of Missouri
DVM, Washington State University

Biography

 

Dr. Grobman’s clinical and research interests include respiratory medicine, dysphagia, and respiratory biometrics.

She completed specialty training, a master’s degree, and PhD at the University of Missouri and was a part of the faculty from 2016-2019. Her Master’s degree focused on neurogenic inflammation in feline inflammatory airway disease. Her PhD focused on aerodigestive diseases in small animal medicine and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. These included respiratory acoustic waveform analysis, the identification and treatment of dogs with lower esophageal sphincter achalasia-like syndrome (LES-AS), reflux scintigraphy, and the identification of reflux/aspiration biomarkers.

Awards:

Joan A. O’ Brien Award: Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (2016)

British Association for Lung Research Award: Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (2015)

Publications

 

Grobman M, Bishop K, Rindt H, Reinero C. Pharmacodynamic Assessment of Ex-Vivo Canine T Lymphocyte Proliferation: Responses to Dexamethasone, Cyclosporine, Mycophenolic Acid and the Active Metabolite of Leflunomide. Accepted: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research

Grobman M, Lever T, Reinero CR. Discrimination between respiratory and non-respiratory sound waveforms in dogs using acoustic wave recordings: an objective metric of cough. The Veterinary Journal: 2019: 105380.

Grobman M, Schachtel J, Gyawali PC, Lever T, Reinero C. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) Features of Lower Esophageal Sphincter Achalasia-like Syndrome in Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2019: 33(5): 1954-1963.

Grobman M, Masseau I, Reinero C. Aeorodigestive Disorders in dogs evaluated for cough using respiratory fluoroscopy and videofluoroscopic swallow studies. The Veterinary Journal. 2019: 251: 105344.

Grobman M, Hutcheson K, Lever T et al. Mechanical Dilation, Botulinum Toxin A (BTA) Injection, and Surgical Myotomy/Fundoplication for Canine Lower Esophageal Sphincter Achalasia-like Syndrome. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 33(3):1423-1433.

Reinero CR, Masseau I, Grobman M, Vientos-Plotts A, Williams K. Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine: Description and Classification of Feline Bronchiolar Disorder. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2019: 33(3):1201-1221.

Nafe LA, Grobman M, Masseau I. Reinero CR. Aspiration-related respiratory disorders in dogs. JAVMA. 2018:253(3):292-300.

Grobman M, Knapp S, Cohn L, Reinero C, Bryan JN. 18F-FDG-PET/CT as adjunctive diagnostic modalities in canine fever of unknown origin. Vet Radiology and Ultrasound. 2018:59(1):107-115.

Grobman M, Outi H, Rindt H, Reinero CR. Serum thymidine kinase1, canine C-reactive protein, haptoglobin, and vitamin D concentrations in dogs with immune mediated hemolytic anemia, immune mediated thrombocytopenia, and immune mediated polyarthropathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017:31(5):1430-1440.

Grobman M, Boothe DM, Rindt H, Williamson BG, Katz ML, Coates JR, Reinero CR. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mycophenolate mofeltil after single dose oral administration in Juvenile dachshunds. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2017:40(6): e1-e10.

Harris RA*, Grobman ME* et al. Standardization of videofluoroscopic swallow study protocol to investigate dysphagia in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine:2017.31(2):383-393. *authors contributed equally to the manuscript

Grobman M, Reinero C. Investigation of neurokinin-1 receptor antagonism as a novel therapy for canine chronic bronchitis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2016:30(3):847-852.

Grobman M, Graham A, Outi H, Dodam JR, Reinero CR. Chronic neurokinin-1 receptor antagonism fails to ameliorate clinical signs, airway hyper-responsiveness or airway eosinophilia in an experimental model of feline asthma. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2016:18(4):273-279.

Grobman M, Krumme S, Outi H, Dodam JR, Reinero CR. Acute neurokinin-1 receptor antagonism fails to dampen airflow limitation or airway eosinophilia in an experimental model of feline asthma.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2016:18(2): 176-181.

Grobman ME, Krumme S, Dodam JR, Reinero CR. The TRPV1 receptor agonist capsaicin is an ineffective bronchoprovocant in an experimental model of feline asthma.  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2015:17(10):915-8.