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The Neurotransmitters: Hydrocephalus with Dr. Jamie Wright

Listen here to The Neurotransmitters: A Clinical Neurology Podcast about everything neurology! Join Dr. Michael Kentris to learn more about common clinical scenarios, the newest studies, challenging clinical cases, and more. Dr. Kentris can be found on Twitter @DrKentris or by email at

Originally released: June 27, 2023

On this episode of The Neurotransmitters, host Dr. Michael Kentris interviews Dr. Jamie Wright about hydrocephalus, a condition that affects the brain. Dr. Wright shares her personal story of being born with the condition and her journey to becoming a doctor.

They discuss the two main treatment options for hydrocephalus, the shunt and endoscopic third ventriculostomy procedures. Dr. Wright also advocates for patients to have a neurologist on their healthcare team. The conversation shifts to the mental and physical toll of medical training on residents, particularly those with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and the challenges they face in receiving accommodations. Dr. Wright shares her own recent medical leave due to ongoing shunt issues.

This episode sheds light on a little-known condition and the importance of accommodating and supporting residents with disabilities.

Find Dr. Jamie Wright here: and on Twitter: @shuntedmdphd

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