8. Nonepileptic seizures: diagnosis and treatment

Are you confused about non-epileptic seizures? Struggle with getting your patients the treatment they need? We’re here to help. We sit down with the wonderful Dr. Laura Strom, an epileptologist at the University of Colorado who specializes in the treatment of patients with non-epileptic seizures, to discuss the treatment and diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures. She is the head of the non-epileptic seizure clinic at the University of Colorado and is the primary investigator in an ongoing study for patients with non-epileptic seizures. Her clinic provides comprehensive neurologic and psychiatric treatment to patients with non-epileptic seizures and has treated more than 600 patients as of 2020.

7. Management of first-time seizure

Seizures are the bread and butter of the neurological consult service. Gaining proficiency in the workup and management of first-time seizures makes a young neurologist’s life much easier. To shed some light on this topic, I sit down with the incredible Dr. Brian Day, an Epileptologist at Washington University, to discuss the ins and outs of first-time seizure management.

6. Sleep deprivation during residency

Sleep deprivation is the norm in residency. But does it have to be? I sit down with Dr. Gabriela De Bruin to discuss the effects of sleep deprivation on residents and patients and discuss alternative work schedules.

5. Choosing a neurology residency

Puzzling over your rank list? We’re here to help. I sit down with Dr. Matt Brier and Dr. Mysti Harrison to discuss strategies for choosing a neurology residency.

4. Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. Salim Chahin, a neurologist here at Washington University who specializes in the treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We discuss how to evaluate a patient with suspected MS using a case of optic neuritis. Dr. Chahin went to medical school in Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospital and completed a fellowship in MS at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a faculty member in the MS department here at Washington University.

3. Working up Weakness

In this week’s episode, I interview Dr. Robert Bucelli, a neurologist at WashU specializing in neuromuscular disorders. We discuss how to tailor your history and exam to a chief complaint of weakness. We talk about all the relevant questions to ask and how these questions allow you to narrow down your differential and guide further testing. We use a case of statin induced myopathy as the basis for our discussion.