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Erik R Wisner- BA, DVM
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1122C Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 6243


Research Focus

Functional, physiologic and quantitative imaging techniques. Contrast targeting mechanisms. Neuroimaging. Pulmonary imaging.

Specialty Focus

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.


1979 BA Zoology, University of California, Santa Barbara,
1983 DVM , University of California, Davis,
1992 Residency, Diagnostic Imaging , UC Davis,

Honors and Awards

1995 Picker AUR Academic Faculty Development Award
1995 Stauffer Award, Best Laboratory Research Article, Association of University Radiologists, Co-Author


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology
State Licensure - California

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Cancer Center Support Grant-P30 (P30 CA093373), Ralph deVere White (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Co-Investigator, Evaluation of peribulbar regional anesthesia techniques in dogs, Peter Pascoe (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Co-Principal Investigator, Optimal MR Imaging Protocol for Tumor Contouring in Radiosurgery, Hansen, Katherine (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Jin Zhang (UC Davis) Enshun Xu (UC Davis) Cong Ren (uc davis) Wensheng Yan (UC Davis) Min Zhang (UC Davis) Mingyi Chen (University of California, Davis) Robert D Cardiff (University of California, Davis) Denise Imai (uc davis) erik wisner (uc daivs) Xinbin Chen (University of California at Davis) Mice Deficient in RBM38, a RNA Binding Protein and a Target of the p53 Family, are Susceptible to Accelerated Aging and Spontaneous Tumors PNAS,
  • Link Icon 2014 Shilo-Benjamini Y, Pascoe PJ, Maggs DJ, Pypendop BH, Johnson EG, Kass PH, Wisner ER COMPARISON OF RETROBULBAR AND PERIBULBAR REGIONAL ANESTHESIA WITH BUPIVACAINE IN CATS American Journal of Veterinary Research,
  • Link Icon 2014 Fina C, Vignoli M, Terragni R, Rossi F, Wisner ER, Saunders J Computed tomographic characteristics of eosinophilic pulmonary granulomatosis in five dogs Vet Radiol Ultrasound DOI: 10.1111/vru.12102,
  • Link Icon 2013 Thomasy SM, Cissell DD, Arzi B, Vilches-Moure JG, Lo WY, Wisner ER, Dubielzig RR, Maggs DJ Restrictive orbital myofibroblastic sarcoma in a cat - Cross-sectional imaging (MRI & CT) appearance, treatment, and outcome Veterinary Ophthalmology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Shilo-Benjamini Y, Pascoe PJ, Maggs DJ, Kass PH, Wisner ER Retrobulbar and peribulbar anesthesia in cats: A preliminary study in cadavers Journal of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia,
  • Link Icon 2013 Sole A, Spriet M, Padgett KA, Vaughan B, Galuppo LD, Borjesson DL, Wisner ER, Vidal MA. Distribution and persistence of technetium-99 hexamethyl propylene amine oxime-labelled bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in experimentally induced tendon lesions after intratendinous injection and regional perfusion of the equine distal limb Equine Veterinary Journal,
  • Link Icon 2013 Anwer CC, Vernau KM, Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, Lecouteur RA, Bentley RT, Wisner ER Magnetic resonance imaging features of intracranial granular cell tumors in six dogs Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2013 Cannon MS, Johnson LR, Pesavento PA, Kass PH, Wisner ER Quantitative and Qualitative Computed Tomographic Characteristics of Bronchiectasis in 12 Dogs Vet Rad Ultrasound,
  • Link Icon 2012 Sole A, Spriet M, Galuppo LD, Padgett KA, Borjesson DL, Wisner ER, Brosnan RJ, Vidal MA Scintigraphic evaluation of intra-arterial and intravenous regional limb perfusion of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the normal equine distal limb using (99m) Tc-HMPAO Equine Vet J,
  • Link Icon 2012 Spriet M, Murphy B, Vallance SA, Vidal MA, Whitcomb MB, Wisner ER Magic angle magnetic resonance imaging of diode laser induced and naturally occurring lesions in equine tendons Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2013 Pollard RE, Wisner ER: Orthopedic Diseases of Young and Growing Dogs and Cats, Chapter 15, Thrall DE, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th edition, St. Louis. 267-82.

2011 Rossi F, Patsikas M, Wisner ER: Abdominal Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Collecting System, Chapter 36, , Veterinary Computed Tomography, Ames. 371-9.

2011 Schultz RM, Wisner ER: Long Bones, Chapter 37, Schwarz T, Saunders J, (ed), Veterinary Computed Tomography, Ames. 381-6.

2011 MacLeod A, Wisner ER: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Urinary Tract, Chapter 17, Bartges J, Polzin DJ, (ed), Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals, West Sussex. 146-60.

2010 Wisner ER, Johnson EG: Advanced Imaging, Fuentes VL, Johnson LR, Dennis S, (ed), BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiorespiratory Medicine, 2nd edition, Gloucester. 53-59.