Norm G. Ducharme

Clinical Sciences; Staff Surgeon, Cornell University Hospital for Animals; Chief Medical Officer and Faculty Clinician, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
James Law Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

930 Campus Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3100

Norm G. Ducharme

Clinical Sciences; Staff Surgeon, Cornell University Hospital for Animals; Chief Medical Officer and Faculty Clinician, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
James Law Professor, 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

Brandenburger, Olivier, Ann Martens, Celine Robert, Peter Wiemer, Hugo Pamela, Lieven Vlaminck, Katerina Barankova. “Anatomy of the Vestibulum Esophagi and Surgical Implication during Prosthetic Laryngoplasty in Horses.” Veterinary Surgery 47, no. 7 (2018): 942-950.

Cercone, Marta, Jonathan C. Jarvis, Norm G. Ducharme, Justin Perkins, Richard J. Piercy, Michael P. Willand, Lisa M. Mitchell, et al. “Functional Electrical Stimulation Following Nerve Injury in a Large Animal Model.” Muscle Nerve 59, no. 6 (2019): 717-725.

Cornell Research Website Article

Sports Medicine—Rooting for the Horses