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Patient Stories

The Keck Effect: More Life Empathy and Joy

When Dawn Fishback was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1990, she never realized it would lead her to finding her life’s work. When Dawn was nine years old she told her father that she wanted to be a doctor just before he unexpectedly passed away. She started laying the groundwork to become a health ... Read More »

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Pump Up The Volume

Just as vision and hearing change over time, aging can also lead to changes in the larynx that can cause a decrease in voice volume or a change in pitch or tone. And, while a change in voice is not a life-threatening condition, it can alter the way a person goes through life or is perceived ... Read More »

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A Life-Saving Surgery

Brain surgery by Keck Medicine of USC specialists removes a benign tumor that affected the child’s hearing. Doing everything possible to help our patients do more of the things they love is the driving force behind The Keck Effect. For Adrianna Bowman, a vibrant 5-year-old preparing to start kindergarten, what seemed to be a routine ... Read More »

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Keck Medicine of USC
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Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.