David Hamlar MD, DDS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He specializes Craniofacial Skull Base Surgery. He attended Howard University College of Dentistry (DDS), The Ohio State University (MD), and came to Minnesota for his fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Besides medicine he is a retired Minnesota National Guardsman achieving the rank of Major General. His passion today is empowering students of color achieve their dreams of entering the medical professions as well as other STEM-oriented careers.