Dr. Edwards graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado prior to returning to Colorado State University for a three-year residency in small animal surgery. During this residency program Dr. Edwards received specialized training in orthopedic, soft tissue, oncologic and neurosurgery. He conducted research on total hip replacements in dogs as well as the construction and use of pins made from cortical bone, used for fracture repair. The completion of these projects earned him the Master of Science degree. Following completion of this training in 1996, Dr. Edwards returned to Alaska and established his practice, Veterinary Specialists of Alaska, P.C. He attained Diplomate
status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons by successful completion of the specialty board examination in 1999. His main clinical interest is orthopedic surgery, more specifically knee and hip surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, and the Alaska Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Edwards published following selected scientific papers:
Liptak JM, Edwards MR, James SP, Dernell WS, Scott RJ, Bachand AM, Withrow SJ. Biomechanical characteristics of allogeneic cortical bone pins designed for fracture fixation.Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2008;21(2):140-6. Abstract Liptak JM, Edwards MR, James SP, Dernell WS, Bachand AM, Withrow SJ. Mechanical characteristics of cortical bone pins designed for fracture fixation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Mar;456:218-25. Abstract Edwards MR, Egger EL, Schwarz PD. Aseptic loosening of the femoral implant after cemented total hip arthroplasty in dogs: 11 cases in 10 dogs (1991-1995). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1997 Sep 1;211(5):580-6. Abstract