Volume 1, Issue 1 (2017) Pilot

Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.

-Atul Gawande



Forward by Editor
Benjamin J. Damazo



Empty nose syndrome—What do we know?
Ethan Frank and Christopher Church MD

Artwork and Photography


Dare to Dream
Daniel Japas


Swallowed by Pain
Daniel Japas

Poster Presentation


6-Year Experience of Outpatient Total and Completion Thyroidectomy
Ethan Frank; Joshua Park MD; Alfred Simental; Christopher Vuong MD; Steve Lee MD, PhD; Pedro Andrade Filho MD; Daniel Kwon MD; and Yuan Liu MD

Editorial Board

Faculty Director
Jared C. Inman MD, SOM 2004
Benjamin J. Damazo, SOM 2017
Associate Editors
Ethan Frank, SOM 2018
Justin Camara, SOM 2017
Anastasia Haddad, SOM 2018
Tanya Cupino, SOM 2020
Andrew Vizcarra, SOM 2017
Brandon Peplinski, SOM 2018
Lauren Sigsworth, SOM 2017
Student Panel
Jared Getzlaff, SOM 2017
Kwame Agyeman, SOM 2017
Alvin Kennedy, SOM 2017
Jhanelle Dawes, SOM 2017


This issue is dedicated to my beautiful wife, Brittany, and new daughter, Elaine, who prove that dandelion wishes do come true.