Diplomate - Small Animal, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow of Surgical Oncology, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
2015, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2007, VMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2001, BA, University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Active Research Grants
Co-Investigator, Evaluation of the use of a liposomal bupivacaine wound infusion for analgesic management after canine thoracic limb amputation, Ingrid Balsa (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Psychometric properties of questionnaire outcome measures in dogs with urolithiasis., (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Investigator, Thermal Ablation Effects on Primary Appendiular Osteosarcoma in Dogs, William TN Culp (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Co-Investigator, Fluorescence imaging of canine thoracic ducts after intra-hepatic injection, Philipp Mayhew (Principal Investigator),
Co-Investigator, Effect of nitrogylcerin on canine prostatic artery size, William TN Culp (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2017 Giuffrida MA, Brown DC : Chapter 92: Small Intestine, Johnson S, Tobias K, (ed), Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult, 2nd Edition, . .
My main research focus is Clinical Epidemiology and Research Quality and Transparency, particularly in relation to soft tissue and oncologic surgical disease in dogs and cats. My overall research goals are to examine how clinical research is conducted and reported, improve awareness of epidemiologically sound methodologies and transparent reporting practices, and develop new tools to further these goals, such as validated outcome measures and standardized reporting systems. Other secondary research areas include clinical surgical disease in dogs and cats and advancement of women in veterinary medicine.
I am a board-certified small animal surgeon with special training and expertise in surgical oncology. I hold the titles of Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and American College of Veterinary Surgeons' Fellow in Surgical Oncology.