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Episode 263: Neurology VMR – Diplopia

We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, with the help of Dr. Aaron Berkowitz. This time, John presents a case of diplopia to Valeria and Madellena.

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John Acquaviva


John Acquaviva is a fourth-year medical student attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has a passion for both clinical and academic neurology and will be starting neurology residency in the summer of 2023. He has special interests in neurophysiology, autoimmune neurology, and neuroimmunology, but is excited about all neurological fields. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, long-boarding, running, and martial arts.


Valeria Roldán


Valeria is a medical student at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. She was born and lives in Lima, Perú. She hopes to pursue 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.



Madellena Conte


Madellena Conte was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. After college, she worked at Collective Health, a healthcare insurance technology company, and then completed her Master’s of Science in Global Health at UCSF where her research focused on understanding preferences for HIV care among people experiencing unstable housing. She is a MS4 at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York and is currently taking a research year in the Division of HIV, ID, and Global Medicine at UCSF. Outside of medicine, Madellena loves to travel, meet new people, run, figure skate and really do anything outdoors. She plans on applying into internal medicine residency.


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