Mohamed Medhat El-Gazzar

DVM, MAM, PhD, Diplomate ACPV
Education & Certifications  

PhD, Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, 2014
Master of Avian Medicine, Poultry Medicine, University of Georgia, 2009
Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Cairo University, 2000


VDPAM 408. Poultry Medicine and Disease Prevention, co-instructor-in-charge
VDPAM 560X - Ecology of Infectious Diseases, 3 lectures

Research Focus & Interests  

Dr. El-Gazzar's research is focused on development and validation of molecular diagnostic and molecular epidemiology assays for poultry disease. Accurate diagnosis and proper understanding of epidemiology are essential to successful poultry disease prevention, and control and eradication. 

Honors & Awards  

2018 P.P. Levine Award for the Best Paper Published in Avian Diseases from the American Association of Avian Pathologists.


North Central Avian Disease Conference (2020 and 2021 Program Chair)
Epidemiology Committee (American Association of Avian Pathologists)
Credential Committee (American College of Poultry Veterinarians)


American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV), Diplomate
American Association of Avian Pathologist (AAAP), member
World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA), member
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), member
United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), member
Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, AAAP Liaison
AAAP Epidemiology Committee, member
Poultry Science Association (PSA), member

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Ghanem, M.* and M. El-Gazzar. Development of Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) core genome multilocus sequence typing (cgMLST) scheme. Vet. Microbiol. 2018; 218: 84 – 89.

Ghanem, M.*, L. Wang, Y. Zhang, S. Edwards, D. Harmsen, D. Ley and M. El-Gazzar. Core Genome Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme (cgMLST): A Global, Standardized Approach for Molecular Typing of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2017; doi:10.1128/JCM.01145-17.

El-Gazzar, M., M. Ghanem*, K. McDonald, N. Ferguson-Noel, Z. Raviv and R. D. Slemons. Development of Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) for Mycoplasma synoviae. Avian Dis. 2017; 61:25–32.

Ghanem, M.* and M. El-Gazzar. Development of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) assay for Mycoplasma iowae. Vet. Microbiol. 2016; 195:2–8.

El-Gazzar, M., A. N. Wetzel, and Z. Raviv. The Genotyping Potential of the Mycoplasma synoviae vlhA Gene. Avian Dis. 2012; 56:711–719.

Kang, K., M. El-Gazzar, H. S. Sellers, F. Dorea, S. M. Williams, T. Kim, S. Collett and E. Mundt. Investigation into the aetiology of runting and stunting syndrome in chickens. Avian Pathology 2012; 41(1): 41–50.

El Gazzar, M., V. A. Laibinis, and N. Ferguson-Noel. Characterization of a ts-11–like Mycoplasma gallisepticum Isolate from Commercial Broiler Chickens. Avian Dis. 2011; 55:569–574.