Dr Stephen DiBartola, Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University, USA, is to receive the 2019 WSAVA
Award for Scientific Achievement in recognition of his global contribution to small animal clinical practice, particularly in the areas of nephrology and acid-base disorders.
Dr DiBartola’s clinical areas of interest include diseases of the kidney and fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte disturbances. He is a noted authority on renal disease, urinary tract disease, electrolytes and acid-base disorders. Among his many clinical achievements, he helped to characterize familial renal amyloidosis in Abyssinian cats and polycystic kidney disease in Persian cats.
Professor Gad Baneth, Chair of the WSAVA’s Scientific Advisory Committee, comments: “Professor DiBartola has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and treatment of fluid acid-base and electrolyte disturbances and influenced both the science and practice of veterinary internal medicine worldwide.”