Episode 276: Neurology VMR – Lethargy and Myoclonus


We continue our campaign to #EndNeurophobia, with the help of Dr. Aaron Berkowitz. This time, Yazmin presents a case of lethargy and myoclonus to Kiara and Maria.

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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.


Kiara Camacho


Kiara Camacho-Caballero was born in Lima, Perú and she is a medical doctor at Universidad Científica del Sur. She is passionate about Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and medical education. Her research interests are cardiology, neurology, and, geriatrics. Her plans are to apply for Internal Medicine residency in the US this year. Outside medicine, she is a past triathlete and her dream is to perform an IRONMAN 70.3 someday. Kiara enjoys running, and spending time with her dog named Zack and her favorite food is turkey legs.


Yazmin Heredia


Yazmin is a Mexican Graduate from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. During her medical training, she developed a strong interest in Public Health, Medical Education, and Health Equity and is looking forward to pursuing a career in Internal Medicine. When she is not volunteering on a project, she likes taking care of her plants, developing her skills in the fine arts, or learning a new language.

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