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Episode 220: Neurology VMR – Drowsiness

We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, with the help of Dr. Aaron Berkowitz. This time, Maria presents a case of increased drowsiness to Dr. Mathieu Brunet and Dr. Mattia Rosso

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Maria Jimena Aleman

Maria Jimena Aleman María Jimena Alemán was born and raised in Guatemala where she currently works in community and rural health care. After suffering from long standing neurophobia, she has embraced her love for neurology and will pursue a career in this field. She looks forward to dedicating her life to breaking barriers for Latin women in medical fields and improving medical care in her country. Maria is one of the creators of a medical education podcast in Spanish called Intratecal. Her life probably has a soundtrack of a mix between Shakira and Ella Fitzgerald. Outside of medicine she enjoys modern art, 21st century literature, and having hour long conversations over a nice hot cup of coffee or tequila.

Mathieu Brunet

Mathieu Brunet is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur-de-Montréal and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Université de Montréal in Canada. After his emergency medicine training, he completed a Fellowship in Resuscitation & Reanimation at Queen’s University in Canada and a Master of Traumatology with the University of Newcastle in Australia. Mathieu has been a regular listener of the podcast and the daily Virtual Morning Reports. He finds The Clinical Problem Solvers to be an invaluable resource to progress and maintain motivation on the lifelong journey toward clinical reasoning expertise.

Mattia Rosso 

Mattia Rosso is a neurology resident at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. He is interested in movement disorders, behavioral neurology, and autoimmune neurology. He is also passionate about the intersection between the humanities and medicine, with a focus on the fields of medical history and bioethics. Outside work, he enjoys photography, cinema, and discovering new music. Since starting residency, Clinical Problem Solvers have been an irreplaceable source of learning and inspiration. 


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