• Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple
  • Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple


Related title: Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple

Companion to Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple. Understanding is key to clinical reasoning. This program provides a logical approach to the understanding of the “differential diagnosis” of disease, specifically common laboratory abnormalities and patient symptoms and signs. Each clinical problem in the program is organized around two main questions:

“Where is the problem?” – namely, where in the anatomy or chain of physiological reactions does the problem lie? “What is the cause?” namely, having localized “Where is the problem?” – what specific disease has caused the problem at that location?

Most diagnoses will be shown to be classified according to the mnemonic “VINDICATE ME.”

V= Vascular
I= Inflammatory/Infectious
N= Neoplastic
D= Degenerative
I= Intoxication/drugs
C= Congenital
A= Allergic/Autoimmune
T= Traumatic
E= Endocrine
EMotional (Psychiatric)


Stephen Goldberg, M.D.
Stephen Goldberg, M.D., a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a researcher, physician, teacher, computer programmer, writer, musician/composer, and past President of the Medmaster Publishing Company for 40 years. Dr. Goldberg has published numerous medical and scientific papers through research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has authored 20 books in a diversity of medical areas, including textbooks of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Neurology, Consciousness, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Computer Programming, as well as many interactive computer programs on various medical topics, including Atlas of Microbiology and Atlas of Human Diseases. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he taught medical students for 25 years. His reputation is that of an educator who can simplify complex topics. He received the George Paff Most Outstanding Professor Teaching Award11 times at the U of M and was invited in 2004 to be the keynote speaker at the medical school graduation commencement at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his work in medical education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Medmaster Publishing Company.

Aaron Berkowitz, M.D., PH.D.
Dr. Aaron Berkowitz is a leading voice in medical education, neurology, and global health. He previously served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he designed and taught the preclinical neuroanatomy/neurology course and was an associate neurology clerkship director, while serving as director of global neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His work as a neurology educator has been recognized by the Residency Teacher of the Year Award from the Harvard Neurology Residency program in both 2018 and 2019 and the O’Hara Excellence in Preclinical Teaching award from Harvard Medical School in 2016. He is a frequent case discussant on the popular Clinical Problem Solvers podcast. As Health and Policy Advisor to Partners In Health, Senior Specialist Consultant to Doctors Without Borders, he has worked tirelessly to improve access to neurologic care and education worldwide. This work has been recognized by the Mridha Humanitarian Award from the American Brain Foundation in 2018 and the Viste Patient Advocate of the Year Award from the AAN in 2019. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters including the neurology chapter for the Oxford Manual of Humanitarian Medicine, and four books including Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple (MedMaster), Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach (McGraw-Hill) and One by One by One: Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (HarperCollins) about his work as the only neurologist in Haiti. He recently joined the founding faculty of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, and music.

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