Meet the editors who make up the Progress Notes’ team:

Doha Aboul-Fotouh

Doha Aboul-Fotouh is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in English. While at Rice, she co-edited a collection of essays on Mean Girls (yes, the Lindsay Lohan movie) and worked as Chief Poetry Editor for The Rice Review. She hopes to continue reading and writing poetry throughout her career.



Mathai_photoDavid Mathai is a fourth-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine and plans to pursue a career in academic psychiatry. Prior to medical school, he studied Biochemistry, Genetics, and English at Texas A&M University. He has previously written about topics such as neuroscience, technology, health policy, drug abuse, and mental health.



IMG_3316Emily Podany is a third-year medical student from Los Angeles, CA. She is the co-president and co-founder of Short Coat Stories, Baylor’s first literature and medicine student group. She pursued advanced narrative nonfiction and fiction at Washington University in St. Louis before working as a high school English and math after-school teacher. She is pursuing a career as both a physician and writer in order to open the doors of medical knowledge to the public.


julia wang head shotJulia Wang is a second-year graduate student at Baylor College of Medicine. She was involved in designing and editing both literary and scientific journals at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Through Progress Notes, Julia hopes to explore the gap between biomedical sciences and medical practice from the perspective of a new-comer in both fields.


Jason Witmer entered medical school at Baylor College of Medicine after a career in journalism. His writings, radio stories, and short video documentaries have appeared in a variety of media outlets across the country. Jason is currently interested in the intersection of medicine and storytelling. In his spare time he enjoys playing pickup basketball and following the misadventures of his hometown Cleveland sports teams. He is a third-year student.

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