State of Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensure #9330
USDA APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
State of California Veterinary Medical Licensure #20664
2003, BS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2008, DVM, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2009, , The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
2011, , Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, Washington
2012, , North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, North Carolina
2013, PhD, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Circulating neutrophil extracellular traps in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiogenic arterial thromboembolism, Li (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Co-Investigator, Evaluating the safety and efficacy of clevidipine in dogs with congestive heart failure secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease: A Pilot Study, Gunther-Harrington (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Co-Investigator, ACVIM Resident Resaerch Funding: Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Clevidine in Dogs with Mitral Valve Degeneration, Gunther-Harrington (Principal Investigator), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Co-Investigator, Developing induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling of canine dilated cardiomyopathy , Kol (Principal Investigator), Morris Animal Foundation
Principal Investigator, Spontaneous Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Rhesus Macaques, (Principal Investigator), Myokardia Inc Translational Research Grant-in-Aid Program (TRGP)
Principal Investigator, The Single Oral Dose Pharmacodynamic Effect of CK-3773274 in Cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, (Principal Investigator), Cytokinetics, Inc.
Honors and Awards
2001 Ohio Academic Scholarship
2002 Ohio Academic Scholarship
2003 Ohio Academic Scholarship
2004 Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
2005 OSUCVM Summer Research Stipend Award
2006 Sam Segall Small Animal Medicine Scholarship
2007 Sam Segall Small Animal Medicine Scholarship
2007 College of Veterinary Medicine (OCUCVM) Research Day Award Winner
2009 Morris Animal Foundation - Pfizer Animal Health Fellowship
2010 Dr. Lynn A George Endowed Memorial Scholarship for Research
2011 Jessie Scholarship for Veterinary Cardiology and Neurology
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2019 Oldach MS, Stern JA : Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, Etienne Cote, (ed), Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats (4th Edition), Philadelphia. 76-94.
2018 Stern JA : Congenital heart disease, Drobatz K, Hopper K, Silverstein D, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 325-329.
2018 Li RHL, Stern JA : Pulmonary thromboembolism, Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper K, (ed), Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine, Hoboken. 266-273.
2017 Meurs KM, Stern JA : Chapter 4: Clinical genomics, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Eighth Edition, St. Louis, MO. 27-31.
2017 Meurs KM, Stern JA : Chapter 3: Basic genetics, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, Cote E, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Eighth Edition, St. Louis, MO. 25-6.
Cardiac genetics and cardiac pharmacogenomics are the principal foci of my research. Specifically, mutation identification and subsequent evaluation of the role that these mutations play in the development of congenital heart disease as well as their effects on response to medical therapy. One of my research goals is to further propel the role of individualized medicine in veterinary cardiology patients. Additionally I am dedicated to the development of large animal models of human heart disease such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.