Episode 63 – Human Dx unknown with Reza & Pitt residents – blurry vision and headache

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Episode description

Dr. Nick Duca presents a Human Dx unknown to Reza and Pitt team  – Drs. Mallarino-Haeger and Augustin.

Human Dx case

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Dr. Ryan Augustin

Ryan Augustin is a second-year internal medicine resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is originally from Minnesota (Twin Cities) and received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of St. Thomas. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where his love for all things med-ed took root. After residency, he plans to pursue a career in medical oncology. During his free time, he enjoys playing piano and cooking with his wife. 

Dr. Christina Mallarino-Haeger

Christina Mallarino-Haeger is a third year Internal Medicine resident at UPMC/University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Bogota, Colombia; Christina completed her medical school at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. Christina will be moving to Atlanta to continue her training in infectious diseases at Emory and is interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist and HIV researcher. When not in the hospital, Christina enjoys riding her bike, going to the symphony and watching movies.

Dr. Nick Duca

Dr. Nick Duca is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Presbyterian. He joined as faculty at Penn State College of Medicine in July of 2017. His clinical roles include outpatient medicine as well as attending on the inpatient teaching services at Hershey Medical Center. He has a strong interest in mentoring and clinical reasoning. He currently serves as clerkship director for the internal medicine clerkship. In his free time he loves spending time with his wife, Lauren, 3-month-old daughter Natalie, and their Beagle, Simon. He also enjoys fishing the beautiful trout streams of central Pennsylvania, hiking, and practicing mindfulness meditation.