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Episode 146: Neurology VMR – Right sided weakness + numbness

Dhruv and Travis present a case of R sided weakness and numbness to Kiara, Tahir, and Aaron, as we continue our campaign to end neurophobia! 

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Dhruv Srinivasachar

Dhruv Srinivasachar is a 4th year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (the Medical College of Virginia for all the veteran attendings out there). Introduced to medicine through research, Dhruv has shifted his passions to empathetic clinical care and medical education, as a contributor to the CPSolvers (especially through VMR as a case presenter, discussant, and compiler of cases) and team member for the Not Just Little Adults podcast (CPedsSolvers, if you will). When he’s not interviewing for Med-Peds residency, he can be found biking around Richmond, VA, gardening, and cooking. 

Tahir Malik

Tahir Malik is a 4th-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine interested in artificial intelligence, cardiology, and global health. He is interested in performing healthcare disparities research, in capacity-building in low-resource settings, and in understanding the role AI might play in global health solutions. In his free time, Tahir is an avid runner and biker and is trying to become a reasonable cook. 

Travis Smith

Dr. Smith is a student educator and community EM physician currently practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, and the Director of the Clinical Clerkship Curriculum for LECOM. He attended undergrad at FSU where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. He then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton for his medical degree and then completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida Jacksonville campus. He has been board-certified in emergency medicine through ABEM since 2013. In his free time, he serves as the lead section editor for the Human dx project as well as a frequent contributor to the Clinical Problem Solvers and is heavily involved in #Medtwitter running the @medtweetorials account as well as his own @RosenelliEM