My research topics can be broadly categorized as (1) cancer related or (2) clinical challenges in soft tissue surgery. My cancer related research centers around improving our understanding of the biologic behavior of canine sarcomas (e.g. soft tissue sarcomas, oral fibrosarcomas, and osteosarcomas) as it relates to development of novel diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic methods. The research I perform related to clinical challenges in soft tissue surgery is generated from specific problems encountered during my clinical treatment of patients. These include development of novel minimally invasive surgical techniques, evidence-based evaluations of different surgical methods, and case-based reports.