Muscular Dystrophy – Top USMLE Diseases

Muscular Dystrophy – Top USMLE Diseases

by Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD, Roy Strowd, MD

Muscular dystrophy is a group of neuromuscular disorders characterized by progressive motor weakness and muscular atrophy.

Muscular dystrophies are inherited diseases affecting genes responsible for the normal function and development of skeletal muscles.

It is important to know about muscular dystrophy, so start studying now!

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:07 h
  • Quiz questions 42
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Muscular Dystrophy – Top USMLE Diseases

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

 Roy Strowd, MD

Roy Strowd, MD

Dr. Roy Strowd is the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in North Carolina, USA.
He obtained his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2009, and his MEd from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. Currently, he co-directs the Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and is a researcher for the Adult Brain Tumor Consortium (ABTC) and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Neuro-Oncology.
Due to his achievements, he earned the M. Brownell Anderson Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Strowd teaches courses on Clinical Neurology.

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Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 25. February 2021 for Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Excellent lecture, easy to remember the difference between the two diseases. Our teachers should get a Lecturio subscription.

Great lecturer
By jason g. on 19. January 2020 for Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Clear explanation in a logical manner, luckily I found this few days before my final.