Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

Kei Kuroki
Associate Professor

  • DVM, Nihon University, Japan
  • PhD, University of Missouri
  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, Kansas State University
  • Diplomate ACVP

Building Address: D122 Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Phone Number: 573-882-6811

Lab Website:

Research Emphasis: Disease mechanisms of arthropathy.

Teaching Responsibilities: 
VPB6647 Diagnostic pathology and special species medicine
VPB5577 Veterinary systemic pathology II – Bone and joint pathology
VPB8436 Pathogenic mechanisms in veterinary pathobiology – Tissue repair
VMS8426 Comparative arthrology – Pathology and immunopathology of arthropatheis
VPB8432 Advanced histopathology – Bone and joint diseases

Selected Publications since 2010:

1. Kuhns CA, Cook CR, Dodam JR, Leach SB, Kuroki K, Jenkins T, Tallmage A, Hoernschemeyer D. Injectable gelatin utilized as hemostatic agent to stop pedicle bleeding in long deformity surgeries – Does it embolize? Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2014 Dec. 9 [Epub ahead of print]

2. Cook JL, Stoker AM, Stannard JP, Kuroki K, Cook CR, Pfeiffer FM, Bozynski CC, Hung CT. A novel system improves preservation of osteochondral allografts. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2014;472:3404-14.

3. Osterbur K, DeClue A, Mann F, Kuroki K. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in humans and animals. J Vet Internal Med 2014;28:1141-51.

4. Sharpe SJ, Meadows RL, Senter DA, Kuroki K. Pathology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2014;244:1265-7.

5. Roller BL, Monibi FA, Stoker AM, Kuroki K, Bal BS, Cook JL. Characterization of knee meniscal pathology: Correlation of gross, histologic, biochemical, molecular, and radiographic measures of disease. J Knee Surg 2014 May 7 [Epub ahead of print]

6. Pfeiffer FM, Smith MJ, Cook JL, Kuroki K. The histologic and biomechanical response to two commercially available small glenoid anchors for use in labral repairs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014;23:1156-61.

7. Ota-Kuroki J, Ragsdale JM, Bhupinder B, Wakamatsu N, Kuroki K. Intraocular and periocular lymphoma in dogs and cats: A retrospective review of 21 cases (2001-2012) Vet Ophthalmol 2014;17:389-96.

8. Cook JL, Hung CT, Kuroki K, Stoker AM, Cook CR, Pfeiffer FM, Sherman SL, Stannard JP. Animal models of cartilage repair. Bone Joint Res 2014;4:89-94.

9. Cook JL, Cook CR, Stannard JP, Vaughn G, Wilson N, Roller BL, Stoker AM, Jayabalan P, Hdeib M, Kuroki K. MRI versus ultrasonography to assess meniscal abnormalities in acute knees. J Knee Surg 2014;27:319-24.

10. Cook JL, Kuroki K, Bozynski CC, Stoker AM, Pfeiffer FM, Cook CR. Evaluation of synthetic osteochondral implants. J Knee Surg 2014;27:295-302.

11. Kuroki K, Vitale CL, Essman SC, Pithua P, Coates JR. Computed tomographic and histologic findings of Hansen type I intervertebral disc herniation in dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2013;26:379-84.

12. Galvan N, Middleton JR, Cook CR, Britt LG, Kuroki K. Otitis interna, media, and externa with destruction of the left tympanic bulla and subluxation and septic arthritis of the left temporomandibular joint in an alpaca (Vicugna pacos). Can Vet J 2013;54:283-285.

13. Spoor MS, Spagnoli ST, Burton E, Wininger F, Romsland T, Kuroki K, Wiedmeyer CE. What is your diagnosis? Cystic mass in the fourth ventricle of a dog. Vet Clin Pathol 2013;42:387-8.

14. Garner BC, Kuroki K, Stoker AM, Cook CR, Cook JL. Alteration of synovial fluid proteins in spontaneously occurring stifle osteoarthritis secondary to cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs. Am J Vet Res 2013;74:386-394.

15. Gregory MH, Nicholas C, Kuroki K, Stoker AM, Cook JL, Sherman SL. A Review of Translational Animal Models for Knee Osteoarthritis," Arthritis, vol. 2012, Article ID 764621, 14 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/764621

16. Cregar LC, Wiedmeyer CE, Ringen DR, Evans TJ, Johnson GC, Kuroki K. Copper toxicosis in a Boer goat. Vet Clin Pathol 2012;41:502-508.

17. Stuckey JA, Ramirez C, Berent L, Kuroki K. Pathology in Practice: Ethylene glycol toxicosis in a cat. J AM Vet Med Assoc 2012;241:1301-1303.

18. Smith MJ, Cook JL, Kuroki K, Jayabalan P, Cook CR, Pfeiffer FM. Comparison of a bone-tendon allograft to a human dermis-derived patch for reconstructing chronic large rotator cuff tears using a canine model. Arthroscopy 2012;28:169-77.

19. Kuroki K, DeBey BM, Pollock CG, Ragsdale JM. Pathology in Practice. J AM Vet Med Assoc 2011;239:1549-51.

20. Delaney LE, Arce-Esquivel AA, Kuroki K, Laughlin MH. Short-term exercise training improves endothelium-dependent relaxation in the middle genicular artery. Int J Sports Med 2012;33:114-22.

21. Garner BC, Stoker AM, Kuroki K, Evans R, Cook JL. Using animal model in osteoarthritis biomarker research: One comparative laboratory approach. J Knee Surg 2011;24:251-64.

22. Kuroki K, Cook CR, Cook JL. Subchondral bone changes in three canine models of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011;19:1142-9.

23. Spagnoli ST, Kuroki K, Schommer SK, Reilly TJ, Fales WH. Pathology in Practice: Tularemia. J AM Vet Med Assoc 2011;238:1271-1273.

24. Hanks BC, Kuroki K, Stoker AM, Cook JL. Anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective effects of PPARγ agonists in a co-culture osteoarthritis model. Am J Vet Res 2010;71:1142-1147.

25. Cook JL, Kuroki K, Visco D, Pelletier JP, Schulz L, Lafeber F. The OARSI histopathology initiative – recommendations for histological assessments of osteoarthritis in the dog. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2010;18:S66-79.

26. Kuroki K, Stoker AM, Sims HJ, Cook JL. Toll-like receptor 2 and 4 expression in synovium of stifle joints of dogs with osteoarthritis. Am J Vet Res 2010;71:750-754.

27. Fu Q, Rahaman MN, Bal BS, Kuroki K, Brown RF. In vitro evaluation of 13-93 bioactive glass scaffolds with trabecular and oriented microstructures in a subcutaneous rat implantation model. J Biomed Mater Res A 2010;95:235-244

28. Fu Q, Rahaman MN, Bal BS, Bonewald LF, Kuroki K, Brown RF. Silicate, borosilicate, and borate bioactive glass scaffolds with controllable degradation rate for bone tissue engineering application, II: in vitro and in vivo biological evaluation. J Biomed Mater Res A 2010;95:172-179.

29. Kuroki K, Britt LG, Franklin SP, Henry CJ. Skeletal-extraskeletal angiomatosis in a dog. Vet Pathol 2010;47:944-947.

30. Bal BS, Rahaman MN, Jayabalan P, Kuroki K, Cockrell MK, Yao JQ, Cook JL. In vivo outcomes of tissue-engineered osteochondral grafts. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 2010;93: 164-174.

31. Ng KW, Lima EG, Bian L, O'Conor CJ, Jayabalan PS, Stoker AM, Kuroki K, Cook CR, Ateshian GA, Cook JL, Hung CT. Passaged adult chondrocytes can form engineered cartilage with functional mechanical properties: a canine model. Tissue Eng Part A 2010;16:1041-1051.

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