Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD, DACVS–Small Animal
Joanne Tuohy's Credentials
PhD Immunology, North Carolina State University
DVM, Colorado State University
AAS, Veterinary Technology, Colorado Mountain College
BA, Greek and Latin, Mount Holyoke College
About Joanne Tuohy
Dr. Tuohy is a veterinary surgical oncologist and immunologist. She believes in the strength of a One Health approach to comparative oncology research to benefit both veterinary and human patients with cancer.
The overall goal of her research is to improve cancer outcomes for veterinary and human patients via tumor ablation and immunotherapy, especially for patients with osteosarcoma.
Specifically, her research team investigates the use of two non-thermal tumor ablation techniques – histotripsy and high-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE).
Her research focuses on developing histotripsy as a tumor ablation modality for the primary tumor in osteosarcoma, and on developing H-FIRE as a tumor ablation modality for metastatic tumors in osteosarcoma.
Additionally, her research also evaluates the immune response after histotripsy and H-FIRE ablation of tumors. Her research team utilizes veterinary clinical trials (https://vetmed.vt.edu/clinical-trials/current-studies.html), preclinical models, and in-vitro systems to explore the ablative and immunomodulatory effects of histotripsy and H-FIRE.