Meet the editors who make up the Progress Notes team:

Julia Wang is a sixth-year M.D./Ph.D. student at Baylor College of Medicine. As a co-editor for Progress Notes since 2014, she has edited dozens of submissions and contributed several posts. Julia’s research focuses on 1) developing bioinformatic tools for genetics and neurodegeneration research and 2) using fruit flies to dissect the pathogenic mechanisms of rare genetic diseases in the lab of Dr. Hugo Bellen.

Jonathan-Barron-HeadshotJonathan Barron is a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied neuroscience and creative writing. When he isn’t writing short fiction, he enjoys taking photographs and talking about movies. He is greatly interested in pursuing psychiatry as a career.



Jackie Olive is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in both biological sciences and policy studies. She aspires to make experiences in medicine relatable, teachable, and accessible through her writing and editing for Progress Notes.

Saira-AlexSaira Alex is a second year M.D./M.P.H. student at Baylor College of Medicine and the UTHealth School of Public Health. In 2018, she graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas where she studied neuroscience and literature. Aspiring to explore the intersection of public health, storytelling, and surgery, she uses her time at Baylor to improve her skills in research, communication, and community engagement.

Doha Aboul-FotouhDoha Aboul-Fotouh is a fourth-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.

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