Dr Mariano Makara

B10 - Evelyn Williams Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Dr Makara earned his veterinary degree at the University of La Plata, Argentina. In January 2005, he began a radiology internship with Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, under the guidance and direction of Dr. Joe Morgan where a significant part of his responsibilities included reading radiographs and performing ultrasound examinations. He then moved to the University of Zurich in Switzerland where he completed a residency program in diagnostic imaging and passed his certification exams for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in March 2010. Following this he was promoted to Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich where he was responsible for each of the diagnostic modalities including diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, and CT in both small and large animals.

Dr Makara has also completed externships at the University of Bern and University of Wisconsin in order to gain additional skills in MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Since January 2011 he has served as an Associate Professor at St. George┬┐s University. His research interests have centred around computed tomography angiography, and he has completed research projects in thoracic computed tomography angiography contrast medium injection technique and use in diagnosis of infections with Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs.

Selected grants

2012

  • Contrast injection protocol for multiphasic contrast---enhanced multidetector---row CT of the liver in dogs.; Makara M; The Sara and Anne Payten Canine Cancer Research Fund/Bequest Research Funding.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M., Johnson, K., Voss, K. (2017). Effect of proximal translation of the osteotomized tibial tuberosity during tibial tuberosity advancement on patellar position and patellar ligament angle. BMC Veterinary Research, 13(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Tan, C., Parr, W., Walsh, W., Makara, M., Johnson, K. (2017). Influence of Scan Resolution, Thresholding, and Reconstruction Algorithm on Computed Tomography- Based Kinematic Measurements. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139(10), 104503-1-104503-5. [More Information]
  • Chau, J., Podadera, J., Young, A., Makara, M. (2017). Use of gadoxetic acid for computed tomographic cholangiography in healthy dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 78(7), 828-839. [More Information]
  • Leshinsky, J., Beatty, J., Fawcett, A., Voss, K., Makara, M., Krockenberger, M., Barrs, V. (2016). Aldosterone and progesteronesecreting adrenocortical adenocarcinoma in a cat with a concurrent meningioma. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. [More Information]
  • Chau, J., Young, A., Dhand, N., Makara, M. (2016). Estimation of time to peak contrast enhancement of the aorta and liver for dual-phase computed tomography on the basis of contrast medium arrival time, injection duration, and injection technique in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 77(10), 1093-1100. [More Information]
  • Nicolson, G., Daley, M., Makara, M., Beijerink, N. (2016). Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with suspected pulmonary hypertension in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 17, 354-359. [More Information]
  • Willet, C., Makara, M., Reppas, G., Tsoukalas, G., Malik, R., Waud, B., Wade, C. (2015). Canine Disorder Mirrors Human Disease: Exonic Deletion in HES7 Causes Autosomal Recessive Spondylocostal Dysostosis in Miniature Schnauzer Dogs. PloS One, 10(2), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Makara, M., Chau, J., Hall, E., Kloeppel, H., Podadera, J., Barrs, V. (2015). Effects of two contrast injection protocols on feline aortic and hepatic enhancement using dynamic computed tomography. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 56(4), 367-373. [More Information]
  • Barrs, V., Beatty, J., Dhand, N., Talbot, J., Bell, E., Abraham, L., Chapman, P., Bennett, S., van Doorn, T., Makara, M. (2014). Computed tomographic features of feline sino-nasal and sino-orbital aspergillosis. The Veterinary Journal, 201(2), 215-222. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A., Talbot, J., Bennett, P., Martin, P., Makara, M., Barrs, V. (2014). Disseminated Scedosporium prolificans infection in a Labrador retriever with immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 6, 66-69. [More Information]
  • Podadera, J., Gavin, P., Saveraid, T., Hall, E., Chau, J., Makara, M. (2014). Effects of stifle flexion angle and scan plane on visibility of the normal canine cranial cruciate ligament using low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 55(4), 407-413. [More Information]
  • Makara, M., Dennler, M., Schnyder, M., Bektas, R., Kircher, P., Hall, E., Glaus, T. (2013). Effect of Ventilation Technique and Airway Diameter on Bronchial Lumen to Pulmonary Artery Diameter Ratios in Clinically Normal Beagle Dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 54(6), 605-609. [More Information]
  • Matos, J., Schnyder, M., Bektas, R., Makara, M., Kutter, A., Jenni, S., Deplazes, P., Glaus, T. (2012). Recruitment of arteriovenous pulmonary shunts may attenuate the development of pulmonary hypertension in dogs experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 14(2), 313-322. [More Information]
  • Guerrero, T., Makara, M., Katiofsky, K., Fluckiger, M., Morgan, J., Haessig, M., Montavon, P. (2011). Comparison of Healing of the Osteotomy Gap after TibialTuberosity Advancement with and without Use of anAutogenous Cancellous Bone Graft. Veterinary Surgery, 40(1), 27-33. [More Information]
  • Makara, M., Dennler, M., Kuhn, K., Kalchofner, K., Kircher, P. (2011). EFFECT OF CONTRAST MEDIUM INJECTION DURATION ON PEAK ENHANCEMENT AND TIME TO PEAK ENHANCEMENT OF CANINE PULMONARY ARTERIES. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(6), 605-610. [More Information]
  • Kuhn, K., Ohlerth, S., Makara, M., Hassig, M., Guerrero, T. (2011). Radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of the patellar ligament following tibial tuberosity advancement. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(4), 466-471. [More Information]
  • Kuhn, K., Ohlerth, S., Makara, M., Hassig, M., Guerrero, T. (2011). Radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of the patellar ligament following tibial tuberosity advancement. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(4), 466-471. [More Information]
  • Dennler, M., Makara, M., Kranjic, A., Schnyder, M., Ossent, P., Deplazes, P., Ohlert, S., Glaus, T. (2011). Thoracic computed tomography findings in dogs experimentally infected with angiostrongylus vasorum. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(3), 289-294. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Voss, K., Johnson, K., Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M. (2012). Effect of vertical position of the osteotomized tibial crest during tibial tuberosity advancement on patella position and patellar ligament angle. 16th ESVOT Congress, Italy: European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Tramatology.

2017

  • Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M., Johnson, K., Voss, K. (2017). Effect of proximal translation of the osteotomized tibial tuberosity during tibial tuberosity advancement on patellar position and patellar ligament angle. BMC Veterinary Research, 13(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Tan, C., Parr, W., Walsh, W., Makara, M., Johnson, K. (2017). Influence of Scan Resolution, Thresholding, and Reconstruction Algorithm on Computed Tomography- Based Kinematic Measurements. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139(10), 104503-1-104503-5. [More Information]
  • Chau, J., Podadera, J., Young, A., Makara, M. (2017). Use of gadoxetic acid for computed tomographic cholangiography in healthy dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 78(7), 828-839. [More Information]

2016

  • Leshinsky, J., Beatty, J., Fawcett, A., Voss, K., Makara, M., Krockenberger, M., Barrs, V. (2016). Aldosterone and progesteronesecreting adrenocortical adenocarcinoma in a cat with a concurrent meningioma. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports. [More Information]
  • Chau, J., Young, A., Dhand, N., Makara, M. (2016). Estimation of time to peak contrast enhancement of the aorta and liver for dual-phase computed tomography on the basis of contrast medium arrival time, injection duration, and injection technique in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 77(10), 1093-1100. [More Information]
  • Nicolson, G., Daley, M., Makara, M., Beijerink, N. (2016). Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with suspected pulmonary hypertension in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 17, 354-359. [More Information]

2015

  • Willet, C., Makara, M., Reppas, G., Tsoukalas, G., Malik, R., Waud, B., Wade, C. (2015). Canine Disorder Mirrors Human Disease: Exonic Deletion in HES7 Causes Autosomal Recessive Spondylocostal Dysostosis in Miniature Schnauzer Dogs. PloS One, 10(2), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Makara, M., Chau, J., Hall, E., Kloeppel, H., Podadera, J., Barrs, V. (2015). Effects of two contrast injection protocols on feline aortic and hepatic enhancement using dynamic computed tomography. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 56(4), 367-373. [More Information]

2014

  • Barrs, V., Beatty, J., Dhand, N., Talbot, J., Bell, E., Abraham, L., Chapman, P., Bennett, S., van Doorn, T., Makara, M. (2014). Computed tomographic features of feline sino-nasal and sino-orbital aspergillosis. The Veterinary Journal, 201(2), 215-222. [More Information]
  • Taylor, A., Talbot, J., Bennett, P., Martin, P., Makara, M., Barrs, V. (2014). Disseminated Scedosporium prolificans infection in a Labrador retriever with immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 6, 66-69. [More Information]
  • Podadera, J., Gavin, P., Saveraid, T., Hall, E., Chau, J., Makara, M. (2014). Effects of stifle flexion angle and scan plane on visibility of the normal canine cranial cruciate ligament using low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 55(4), 407-413. [More Information]

2013

  • Makara, M., Dennler, M., Schnyder, M., Bektas, R., Kircher, P., Hall, E., Glaus, T. (2013). Effect of Ventilation Technique and Airway Diameter on Bronchial Lumen to Pulmonary Artery Diameter Ratios in Clinically Normal Beagle Dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 54(6), 605-609. [More Information]

2012

  • Voss, K., Johnson, K., Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M. (2012). Effect of vertical position of the osteotomized tibial crest during tibial tuberosity advancement on patella position and patellar ligament angle. 16th ESVOT Congress, Italy: European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Tramatology.
  • Matos, J., Schnyder, M., Bektas, R., Makara, M., Kutter, A., Jenni, S., Deplazes, P., Glaus, T. (2012). Recruitment of arteriovenous pulmonary shunts may attenuate the development of pulmonary hypertension in dogs experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 14(2), 313-322. [More Information]

2011

  • Guerrero, T., Makara, M., Katiofsky, K., Fluckiger, M., Morgan, J., Haessig, M., Montavon, P. (2011). Comparison of Healing of the Osteotomy Gap after TibialTuberosity Advancement with and without Use of anAutogenous Cancellous Bone Graft. Veterinary Surgery, 40(1), 27-33. [More Information]
  • Makara, M., Dennler, M., Kuhn, K., Kalchofner, K., Kircher, P. (2011). EFFECT OF CONTRAST MEDIUM INJECTION DURATION ON PEAK ENHANCEMENT AND TIME TO PEAK ENHANCEMENT OF CANINE PULMONARY ARTERIES. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(6), 605-610. [More Information]
  • Kuhn, K., Ohlerth, S., Makara, M., Hassig, M., Guerrero, T. (2011). Radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of the patellar ligament following tibial tuberosity advancement. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(4), 466-471. [More Information]
  • Kuhn, K., Ohlerth, S., Makara, M., Hassig, M., Guerrero, T. (2011). Radiographic and ultrasonographic evaluation of the patellar ligament following tibial tuberosity advancement. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(4), 466-471. [More Information]
  • Dennler, M., Makara, M., Kranjic, A., Schnyder, M., Ossent, P., Deplazes, P., Ohlert, S., Glaus, T. (2011). Thoracic computed tomography findings in dogs experimentally infected with angiostrongylus vasorum. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 52(3), 289-294. [More Information]

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