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Thomas Gidlewski, DVM

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Thomas Gidlewski, Program Manager, Surveillance/Biological Labs


  • Veterinary pathologist
  • SME:
    • Brucellosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
    • Foreign animal diseases
  • Instructor
    • Foreign animal disease school, Plum Island
    • Affiliate faculty, Colorado State University

Current Projects

  • Plague
  • Tularemia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Brucellosis
  • Chronic wasting disease research


  • VMD, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Poultry Nutrition, Virginia Polytechnic
  • M.S., Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University
  • B.S., Animal Science, Montana State University

Contact Information

  • Address: Wildlife Services, NWRC, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
  • Telephone: 970-266-6350
  • Fax: 970-266-6063
  • E-mail: Thomas.Gidlewski@aphis.usda.gov


Bosco-Lauth, A.M., N.A. Panella, J.J. Root, T. Gidlewski, R.R. Lash, J.R. Harmon, K.L. Burkhalter, M.S. Godsey, H.M. Savage, W.L. Nicholson, N. Komar, and A.C. Brault. 2015. Serological investigation of Heartland virus (Bunyaviridae: Phlebovirus) exposure in wild and domestic animals adjacent to human case sites in Missouri 2012-2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 92(6):1163-1167.  doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0702

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, K.T. Bentler, T. Gidlewski, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, T.R. Spraker, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2014. Shedding of a low pathogenic Avian Influenza virus in a common synanthropic mammal - the cottontail rabbit. PLoSOne 9(8): e102513. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102513.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, J.A. Baroch, B.S. Schmit, D. Kohler, T. Gidlewski, D.L. Nolte, S.R. Swafford, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Large-scale Avian Influenza surveillance in wild birds throughout the United States. PLoSOne 9(8): e104360. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104360.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, T. Gidlewski, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of nonnative feral swine. BioScience Online 64(4): 291-299.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu015.