Author: Megha Shankar, MD

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine

Megha Shankar is an internal medicine resident physician at the University of Washington. Originally from Chicago, she is excited to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Eggo Waffles, Empathy, and Caring for Our Veterans

As a child of immigrant parents, I had limited exposure to the American military. Ironically, my sole memory of the American military exists outside of America — in Japan. I spent part of my childhood in Tokyo and fondly recall the excitement that came from visiting the American Naval Base in Yokosuka to buy “American groceries,” specifically Eggo waffles.