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Neurology & Health Equity @UCSF @neurores_UCSF | Advisor to @PIH & @MSF | #EndNeurophobia @CPsolvers | One by One by One | Former @harvardneuromds Views mine
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Jun 8, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Celebrating the life & legacy of Marty Samuels! Here's a master class in the neurologic examination filled w pearls, techniques, wisdom, & history for everyone from students to senior neurologists!
@rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu @AvrahamCooperMD @a_charidimou @caseyalbin @NMatch2024 Marty Samuels: Cardiovascular exam including dynamic palpation of the pulses to assess for carotid stenosis at the bedside. I remember seeing Marty do this at the bedside and being blown away!

Jun 7, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Today we lost a giant in neurology, medicine,& medical education: Marty Samuels–extraordinary clinician, teacher, mentor,& leader, serving in each of these roles w/humility, humanity,& humor, training& inspiring generations of neurologists. I'm so grateful to have been among them Image Fortunately for those who didn't have the privilege to learn directly from him, he left behind a wealth of educational resources conveying his extraordinary clinical wisdom spanning neurology, medicine, pathology, and the history of neurology, medicine, and @BrighamWomens
Mar 26, 2023 15 tweets 7 min read
🧠Neurology Tweetorial🧠I'm often asked about localization/diagnosis in the challenging clinical presentation MULTIPLE CRANIAL NEUROPATHIES. Here is my approach, what is yours #MedTwitter #neurotwitter @NMatch2023 @rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu @caseyalbin @AvrahamCooperMD @a_charidimou? Multiple CNs can be caused by a STRUCTURAL lesion in
👉🏼Subarachnoid space/meninges
👉🏼Skull base

🚨 Non-Structural mimics🚨
⚡️PNS (Guillain Barre)
⚡️Motor neuron dz (bulbar ALS)
⚡️NMJ (botulism, myasthenia)
⚡️Myopathy (oculopharyngeal musc dystrophy)
Oct 26, 2022 19 tweets 9 min read
🧠🧠 New #Neurology #Tweetorial added to the collection below 🧠🧠


#EndNeurophobia #MedEd #MedTwitter #neurotwitter @CPSolvers @DxRxEdu @caseyalbin @a_charidimou @rabihmgeha @AvrahamCooperMD 🧠❤️
twitter.com/i/events/12671… First, you might want to review this tweetorial on HORIZONTAL DIPLOPIA
Jul 28, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
It's here! After many years of working on this 2nd edition, it's amazing to finally see and hold it!
I learned so much revising and updating this book, a 🧵
#MedEd #MedTwitter #neurotwitter #NeuroTwitterNetwork @NMatch2023 @caseyalbin @DxRxEdu One of the most fun things to write was the preface, reflecting on how much has changed and evolved in #neurology in just a few years since the 1st edition. More on why I love neurology here:
Jul 12, 2022 25 tweets 13 min read
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #NeuroTwitter! This morning on @CPSolvers #VMR we discussed an approach to peripheral polyneuropathy so here’s a #tweetorial to add to the #EndNeurophobia series

Link to whole series here:
@rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu @caseyalbin Peripheral neuropathy can be classified as:

Mononeuropathy: single nerve affected

Polyneuropathy: nerves affected throughout body symmetrically

Mononeuropathy multiplex: multiple individual nerves affected, asymmetric

Check out @DxRxEdu video!
clinicalproblemsolving.com/peripheral-neu… Image
Apr 24, 2022 19 tweets 12 min read
Hi #MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #neurotwitter #MedEd #FOAMed! It's been too long since my last #EndNeurophobia #tweetorial so here's an introduction to brain imaging–thanks @sarrovasta for the request!🧠❤️
cc:@CPSolvers @rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu @AvrahamCooperMD @caseyalbin
1/🧵 Let's start w/CT. I'll focus on brain (and not bone or soft tissue). First:

* Identify normal structures and any abnormalities in:
- Size
- Shape
- Symmetry
(note *symmetric* abnormalities such as ventriculomegaly or diffuse cerebral edema may not be obvious w/o experience)

Feb 22, 2022 21 tweets 6 min read
Paul Farmer changed my life before I ever met him. I'm a cliche: I read Mountains Beyond Mountains as a student, my worldview changed, and I decided I wanted to follow in his footsteps and pursue global health equity when I grew up.

But an atypical version of the cliche...
🧵1/ I was a med school dropout/grad student in music when I read MbM! Here's the story, a portrait of Paul at the bedside, an attempt to capture two of the most meaningful moments in my life, a small homage to Paul from one of the countless lives he touched and shaped.💔 2/
Feb 13, 2022 19 tweets 11 min read
Yes, @Tracey1milligan! How do I #LoveNeurology let me count the ways! 🧠❤️
A 🧵
Below is from a presentation where we each gave a pitch to students why our specialty was the best. All due respect to admired colleagues in other specialties, roasting/humor was encouraged😀
Oct 2, 2021 26 tweets 10 min read
It’s time for another #EndNeurophobia #tweetorial!


#MedStudentTwitter #neurotwitter #MedEd
@DxRxEdu @rabihmgeha @CPSolvers @Tracey1milligan @NMatch2022
🧠❤️ The pupils can constrict (miosis) and dilate (mydriasis)
Mydriasis = bigger word = bigger pupil.

Constriction is a PARASYMPATHETIC function (tiny relaxed happy pupils)

Dilation is a SYMPATHETIC function (eyes wide with fear)
Aug 22, 2021 19 tweets 6 min read
Hi #medtwitter #neurotwitter #medstudenttwitter #meded #FOAMed

It's been too long since my last #EndNeurophobia #tweetorial. As requested by @sukritibanthiya here is a tweetorial on MUSCLE DISEASE (MYOPATHY)

Let me know what you think and what I should cover next! Classic pattern of weakness in myopathy is PROXIMAL symmetric weakness of the limbs, though there are exceptions.

There should be NO sensory findings (unless there is concurrent neuropathy) and reflexes are often spared until the patient is extremely weak.
Aug 15, 2021 5 tweets 6 min read
I have been asked where to donate for #earthquake response efforts in #Haiti. I donated to @PIH & @StBonifaceHaiti Both partner with local communities and govt to provide healthcare to those in greatest need. #haitiearthquake #globalhealth 💔 cc: @CPSolvers @DxRxEdu @rabihmgeha healthequityintl.org/news/respondin…
@StBonifaceHaiti is probably the best-resourced hospital in the affected region. I visited in 2012 and what was already an extraordinary facility and group of talented dedicated staff has only grown.
Apr 19, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
Excited to attend health equity symposium #AANAM @AANMember supported by Cheryl Jay Endowment. Dr. Jay made incredible contributions to our neurology training program in Haiti and I'll never forget how she took all the applicants out to lunch when I interviewed @neurores_ucsf Image "Zipcode is a greater predictor of health outcome than genetic code" Dr. Joseph Betancourt @MGHMedicine , Health Equity Symposium @AANMember #AANAM
Apr 18, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Happening now @AANMember #AANAM, Disparities in Care with @NRosendaleSF!
Apr 14, 2021 16 tweets 13 min read
A lot of talk about #CVST Rare to have neuro in the news, so here's a quick #neurology #Tweetorial on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

#MedEd #MedTwitter #neurotwitter @CPSolvers @rabihmgeha @DxRxEdu #EndNeurophobia I will focus on the condition/neurology, not the possible association w/vaccine or hematology. I leave that to experts like @shemarmoore and her excellent thread here:
Mar 13, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
The world has lost an extraordinary physician, educator, leader, advocate, & truly Enlightened Being. Dr Carola Eisenberg–the first woman Dean of @harvardmed and of @MIT, @NobelPrize for her work with @P4HR–has left us at 103 🧵

vimeo.com/82132146 I had the incredible good fortune to meet Carola about 15 years ago. She was auditing a music class that I was a TA for. She said she'd heard I had dropped out of med school to be a musician and as a retired psychiatrist she would like to get to know me.
Nov 29, 2020 19 tweets 11 min read
Hello, #MedTwitter, #MedStudentTwitter, #NeuroTwitter
It’s been a long time since my last clinical neuroanatomy #tweetorial, sorry about that!

Here's a new one:


cc @Tracey1milligan @CPSolvers @DxRxEdu @MedTweetorials I'm glad #EndNeurophobia campaign has grown but please check out the rest of my feed, which seeks to amplify voices I’m learning from on the path to becoming an antiracist ally
@CPSolvers #antiracism series
Subscribe:@ThePraxisPod @SocMedOnAir
Follow @InequityKills @LashNolen
Jul 31, 2020 20 tweets 10 min read
Ask and ye shall receive: here is an #EndNeurophobia #tweetorial on the


as requested by: @NMNeurons thank you!!

#medtwitter #MedStudentTwitter #NeuroTwitter @DxRxEdu @CPSolvers @AANmember @Tracey1milligan @MedTweetorials I ❤️ neuro tweeting but pls also check out rest of my feed seeking to amplify voices I’m learning from on path to being an antiracist ally
follow @BlackInNeuro @LashNolen @uche_blackstock @DrOniBee
listen @ThePraxisPod @thenocturnists
read @dereckwpaul nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
Jul 22, 2020 17 tweets 9 min read
Hi #MedTwitter #NeuroTwitter #medstudenttwitter!
How about another #EndNeurophobia neuroanatomy #tweetorial?

This one goes out to all those USMLE studiers out there:


cc: @CrystalYeoMDPhD @MadSattinJ @Tracey1milligan @DxRxEdu @CPSolvers @MedTweetorials Grateful for ❤️ #EndNeurophobia received but hope you read rest of my feed seeking to amplify voices I’m learning from on path to being an antiracist ally.
follow @BlackInNeuro @LashNolen @uche_blackstock @DrOniBee @gradydoctor
listen @thepraxispod @thenocturnists
read @DrIbram
Jun 28, 2020 22 tweets 12 min read
Hey #MedStudentTwitter #neurology residents, another #EndNeurophobia #MedEd #tweetorial to celebrate joining the @CPSolvers team!


cc: @Tracey1milligan @MadSattinJ @CrystalYeoMDPhD
@DxRxEdu @MedTweetorials But first a moment of silence for

Jun 14, 2020 27 tweets 10 min read