Ian DeStefano

Ian DeStefano, D.V.M., DACVECC

Research/Areas of Interest:

Sepsis, respiratory disease/mechanical ventilation, infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, coagulation and fibrinolysis


  • BA, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA
  • DVM, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, USA


Dr. DeStefano grew up in Massachusetts not far from the Cummings School campus. After attending veterinary school in California, he returned to the east coast for a rotating small animal internship and subsequently was an emergency clinician in a busy private practice for several years. He then pursued residency training in emergency and critical care at Tufts, and became a faculty member thereafter.

Dr. DeStefano has several roles at the Cummings School, but largely serves as faculty in the emergency and critical care (ECC) service, overseeing and teaching veterinary students, rotating intern doctors, and ECC residents treating small animals. He also participates in hospital committee work, and is the co-chair of the hospital Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Team (ICAST) alongside Dr. Claire Fellman. Together, the ICAST group provides a resource for the hospital regarding infection control measures, as well as working together on antimicrobial stewardship research in various avenues. This partnership is a joint effort with stakeholders from the Tufts Medical Center in Boston and is truly a One Health collaborative team.

Dr. DeStefano's research interests include infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship, as well as disorders of coagulation and fibrinolysis to name a few.