Dr. Susan Volk is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She completed her VMD and PhD degrees, as well as a small animal surgical residency, at the University of Pennsylvania, and is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. As a clinician-scientist, she has had a long-standing clinical interest in wound healing and surgical oncology, with a complimentary basic research program focused on the role of the extracellular matrix in modulating progenitor and reparative cell activities during tissue repair and evaluating the utility of adult stem cells to promote regenerative responses. Recent work from her laboratory has defined cell-matrix interactions that regulate the wound healing-fibrosis-cancer triad. This NIH, private foundation, and industry sponsored research has basic and translational components, including clinical trials in veterinary patients. Dr. Volk is an active member of a number of national and international societies and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Wound Healing Society and the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medical Association.