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Mark D. Kittleson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-Cardiology

Specialties and Expertise

  • Veterinary cardiology


  • DVM: University of Minnesota
  • MS and Residency: Kansas State University
  • PhD: The Ohio State University Board Certifications


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) - Cardiology

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Kittleson MD, Meurs KM. Detecting mutations in the feline cardiac myosin binding protein C gene associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. US Patent #7442509, 2008
  • Meurs KM, Sanchez X, . . . , Kittleson MD. A cardiac myosin binding protein C mutation in the Maine Coon cat with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Hum Mol Genet. 2005;14(23):3587-3593.
  • Kittleson MD, Meurs KM, Munro MJ, et al. Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Maine coon cats: an animal model of human disease. Circulation. 1999;99(24):3172-3180.
  • Pion PD, Kittleson MD, Rogers QR, Morris JG. Myocardial failure in cats associated with low plasma taurine: a reversible cardiomyopathy. Science. 1987;237(4816):764-768.