Episode 229: Neurology VMR – Left Upper Extremity Weakness

We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, with the help of Dr. Aaron BerkowitzThis time, Vijay presents a case of left upper extremity weakness to Vale and John.  

Neurology DDx Schema

Valeria Roldan



Valeria is a medical student at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She was born and lives in Lima, Perú. She hopes to pursue a Neurology residency. Her interests include neuro-infectious diseases, transgender health, and medical education. Her work with CPSolvers involves being a part of the Virtual Morning Report team and serving on the Spanish schemas team. Outside of Medicine, she loves running, hiking, cooking pasta, and spending time with her dogs.

John Acquaviva



John Acquaviva is a third-year medical student attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has a passion for both clinical and academic neurological concepts and plans to practice neurology after medical school. He has a special interest in autoimmune neurology and neuroimmunology, but is excited about all neurological clinical presentations. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, long-boarding, and running while listening to neurology podcasts.

Vijay Balaji



Vijay is currently a third-year internal medicine resident at Ramaiah Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, India, and has interests in medical education and clinical reasoning. Outside academics, his interests include playing basketball, cooking, and philosophy.

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