DDx: A Podcast About How Doctors Think

DDx is medical shorthand for differential diagnosis, and this is a podcast about how doctors think and learn on the job. It’s hosted by Dr. Raj Bhardwaj and is produced by Figure 1, the global knowledge-sharing platform for medicine.

Latest Episode

Season 10 | Episode 4

Unexpected Therapies for Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Offer New Hope

A local pool in the summer is teeming with kids. A 9-year-old does a cannonball into the shallow end. As she surfaces, a stab of pain shoots through her hip. As days pass, what seems like a straightforward bump takes a complicated turn. Dr. Edward Hsiao, an endocrinologist and Director of the UCSF Metabolic Bone Clinic at the University of California, describes how after discovering a new bone growth at the site of the pain and several rounds of major (and unsuccessful) interventions, the child is diagnosed with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. This extremely rare bone disorder has a devastating impact on a patient’s life. But thanks to unexpected areas of research, patients have new reasons to hope.

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Catch up on season 9

Go inside the minds of doctors who specialize in hemophilia — a rare, inherited bleeding disorder that once meant possibly not surviving past the age of 20. This season, we’ll explore the medical milestones that enable patients today to live longer, richer lives and examine the challenges yet to be tackled.

Catch up on season 10

Diagnosing and treating rare bone diseases is complex and each case is unique. In this season of the DDx podcast, delve into the experiences of six physicians and the stories of the patients they treat. Plus, discover how medical research is offering patients more options and more hope.

About DDx

DDx is medical shorthand for differential diagnosis, a system of analysis designed to identify the root cause of complex patient symptoms. This is a medical podcast about how doctors think and learn on the job — exploring complex areas of medicine and difficult medical cases. The show is hosted by Dr. Raj Bhardwaj and produced by Figure 1.