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DDx Episode 5

The source of the bleed

10 minutes

Guests

KATHRYN KO, M.D., MFA, FAANA

Dr. Kathryn Ko completed neurosurgery training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and earned a Master’s of Fine Art in 2012. Her neurosurgery practice and art studio are located in New York City. She is the Artist in Residence at the Living Museum and served as the inaugural Artist in Residence for the American Medical Women’s Association. Her paintings, drawings, cartoons and videos can be viewed on Figure 1 and Instagram @doc_ambidexter. Learn more at www.kathrynko.com.

KAVEH BARAMI, M.D.

Dr. Kaveh Barami received his medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and recently completed his fellowship in complex spine surgery at Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center. He also has completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology.

Summary

A 36-year-old man presents with an acute subdural hematoma and no sign of head trauma. His friends say he’s complained of headaches and intermittent fever for weeks. The search for the hidden cause almost overlooks an obvious question. A decade later, neurosurgeons Dr. Kathryn Ko and Dr. Kaveh Barami say they’ll never forget this case.

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