Episode 189: HumanDx Unknown with Jack – bilateral arm and leg weakness

Shanthi presents a clinical unknown to Sam, Michael, and Jack.  

Michael Vu

Michael Vu is a second year Internal Medicine resident at Methodist Dallas. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas and his medical training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His current career interests include clinical reasoning, medical education, and cardiology. In his free time, he enjoys working out, cooking, and spending time with his wife.

Samantha Etienne

Sam is a PGY3 and chief resident at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is an aspiring hematologist/oncologist. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and has a real passion for food. She is considered by many a connoisseur of tacos.

Shanthi Kappagoda

Shanthi Kappagoda was born in United Kingdom and grew up in the UK and Canada. She graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed her Infectious Disease fellowship at the Stanford School of Medicine and after fellowship remained at Stanford as a clinical faculty member. She works primarily on the ICU-ID consult service. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children, growing vegetables and hiking around California State parks.

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