Dr. Naomi Sayre smiling for her staff photo.

16 Questions with Naomi Sayre, Ph.D.

April 3, 2020

Naomi Sayre, Ph.D., was interviewed for the Pipette Gazette’s Faculty Spotlight article series. Dr. Sayre is an assistant professor of research for the Department of Neurosurgery who is primarily interested in investigating the brain’s ability to recover after stroke or traumatic injury. You can read her interview and watch the accompanying video here.



Residents stand together to pose for a picture for Thank a Resident Day 2020.

Thank a Resident Day (2020)

March 2, 2020

Fourth year medical students from the Gold Humanism Honor Society at UT Health San Antonio celebrated “Thank A Resident Day” this past Friday (February 28, 2020). These medical students traveled to different departments delivering gift bags, doughnuts, snacks, and drinks. They definitely brought a smile to the faces of our hardworking residents!



Residents and faculty stand with Dr. Lawton.

Grand Rounds: Michael T. Lawton, M.D.

February 7, 2020

Michael T. Lawton, M.D., visited the Department of Neurosurgery to speak during grand rounds and provide his guidance regarding faculty and resident case presentations. Dr. Lawton is president and CEO of the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, Arizona, and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at BNI. He is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon with […]



Dr. Garvin poses with well-wishers.

Dr. Garvin’s Farewell Party

January 29, 2020

Last week, the Department of Neurosurgery got a chance to wish Dr. Rachel Garvin farewell. Team members gathered together at Nicha’s to celebrate all the contributions she has made to our program and congratulate her as she begins the next chapter of her career. Best of luck, Dr. Garvin!



Neuro-Elf sitting by coffee maker.

Elfisode 7: Cool Beanz!

December 23, 2019

HEY! Busy elves need coffee breaks too! C’mon, people. Those toys aren’t going to make themselves.



Neuro Elf in a glass jar with blue ornaments.

Elfisode 6: Strictly Ornamental

December 20, 2019

“Forget your baubles, c’mon get happy…”  



Department of Neurosurgery team members wearing holiday themed sweaters.

Sweater Weather

December 19, 2019

Team members from the department recently had some fashionable holiday fun coordinating a cozy sweater soiree. Everyone looks so festive!



Neuro Elf climbs a Christmas tree. He's so close to the top!

Elfisode 5: Cutehanger

December 19, 2019

Is he climbing the tree or…just giving it a really big hug? We’re not sure, but his enthusiasm is infectious! Go, Neuro-Elf! Go!



An elf sits in a trophy.

Elfisode 4: Trophy Life

December 17, 2019

For all his unrepentant mischief-making, the Neuro-Elf still holds the #1 spot in our hearts this holiday season.



The neuro-elf swings by a ribbon.

Elfisode 3: Mission Imp-Possible

December 16, 2019

Looks like the Neuro-Elf is at it again with hi(gh)jinks. Such a troublemaker! At least he’s practicing good safety habits with that helmet.