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Ryan C. Romano, D.O.’07

In July 2012, Romano completed five years of active duty Naval service as an undersea and diving medical officer in Panama City, FL. He and his wife, Sonj, have relocated to Rochester, MN, where he will begin his pathology residency training at the Mayo Clinic.

— Anna Hudson

Anatomy word of the month: Buccinator

The “trumpeter” in Latin. Our cheek muscles, the buccinator, assist the tongue during chewing movements to hold food between our teeth. Otherwise food would accumulate between our cheek and gums making chewing much less efficient and much more frustrating to accomplish.  The buccinator muscles also hold in our cheeks during whistling and forceful blowing through […]

— Bill Dyche