I am generally interested in military medical history. War has served as an incubator for medical advances, and I am curious not just about the developments combat catalyzes but particularly how they transition into the civilian sphere and become part of standard medical care. Focusing mostly on the 20th century, my work has covered surgery and sanitation in the Russo-Japanese War, malaria control in Vietnam, and the role of medicine in counterinsurgency operations. My dissertation examines the development of vascular surgery in twentieth century America, paying particular attention to the pivotal roles of World War II and the Korean War in creating and advancing the discipline. I envision my dual training in both medicine and history providing a singular perspective on the subject and, more broadly, allowing for a career that interlocks my passions for medicine and history.