Michael Adkesson

Dr. Michael Adkesson is the Vice President of Clinical Medicine with the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) and Brookfield Zoo. He is a board-certified specialist in zoo and wildlife medicine through the American College of Zoological Medicine. Dr. Adkesson has been working actively with conservation programs at Punta San Juan since 2007 and is the CZS project manager for Punta San Juan. Dr. Adkesson also holds an adjunct clinical assistant professor position with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and is responsible for the clinical instruction and training of veterinary students, interns, and residents. He has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters on topics relating to zoo and wild animal medicine, as well as being a frequent presenter at national conferences.