Norm G. Ducharme

James Law Professor of Surgery
Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

C2 528 Clinical Programs Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3100

Norm G. Ducharme

James Law Professor of Surgery
Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise
Equine upper airway physiology; airway pathophysiology at exercise; surgical interventions in the treatment of horses with naturally-occurring airway dysfunction; recurrent laryngeal neuropathy; head and neck surgery

Current Research Interest
Dorsal displacement of the soft palate; recurrent laryngeal neuropathy; laryngeal reanimation; NOTES approach to paranasal sinuses; nerve transplantation; temporo-hyoid osteoarthropathy

Distinction
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Board of Regents
President of ACVS
Chair of ACVS Board of Regents 
Equine Research Hall of Fame

Selected Publications
Brandenberger, Olivier, Fabrice Rossignol, Justin D. Perkins, Antoine Lechartier, Céline Mespoulhès-Rivière, Amelie Vitte, Anthony Rossignol, Norm G. Ducharme, and Karl J. Boening. “Ex Vivo Biomechanical Stability of 5 Cricoid-Suture Constructs for Equine Laryngoplasty.Veterinary Surgery 46 (2017): 705-713.

Kenny, Melissa, Marta Cercone, Jeremy J. Rawlinson, Norm G. Ducharme, Lauren C. Bookbinder, and Margret Thompson, et al. “Trans-oesophageal Ultrasound and Computer Tomographic Assessment of the Equine Cricoarytenoid Dorsalis Muscle: Relationship between Muscle Geometry and Exercising Laryngeal Function.” Equine Veterinary Journal 49, no. 3 (2017): 395-400.

Cornell Research Website Article
Sports Medicine—Rooting for the Horses