Liam is a Research Fellow in the department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Currently, he is investigating the effects of the tensor tympani muscle on the acoustic mechanics of the middle ear. After graduating from Williams College – where he double majored in English and Chemistry, competed as Eph swimmer and water polo player, and engaged in near-peer teaching in math and science – he stumbled into the world of healthcare startups and ventures. He was a founding member of Empiric Health, a tech/services company that enables surgeons to make evidence-based, cost-thoughtful decisions using real-world data. During this accidental detour through the business world, he learned the power of strategic storytelling, which proved to be a critical tool when applying to medical school as a non-traditional applicant.
As a medical student on Columbia’s Bassett Scholarship, Liam completed his clinical rotations upstate; there, he co-led a project to reduce hospital readmissions, presented Grand Rounds talks, and frequently led weekly peer-education sessions. He hopes to match next year with an otolaryngology residency program near tall, snowy mountains, and eventually train in the surgery of head & neck cancer and facial reconstruction.
Liam is excited to work with folks who are on the path to medical school, however wandering theirs might be, on how to best tell their stories to admissions committees. Additionally, having scored in the top percentiles on the MCAT, science SAT2s, and national medical exams, he is well-prepared to support test takers on consequential exams.