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Graduation 2024

June 14, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Pegah Ghamasaee, MD, and Matthew Webb, DO, will be graduating from our residency program this Saturday, June 15th. We are also proud to recognize Carlos Garcia-Rodriguez, MD, and Maggie Moran, MD, for their successful completion of our neurocritical care fellowship program. We are so thankful to […]


Dr. Mascitelli Coauthors New Article about Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion

May 2, 2024

Justin Mascitelli, MD, recently coauthored a new article, entitled: “Focused update to guidelines for endovascular therapy for emergent large vessel occlusion: basilar artery occlusion patients.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38670791/


Dr. Mascitelli Publishes Editorial about Management of Wide-Neck Aneurysms

April 25, 2024

Justin Mascitelli, MD, recently authored a new editorial, entitled: “Management of wide-neck aneurysms in 2024: how does one make the best treatment decision when there are so many good options?” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://jnis.bmj.com/content/16/5/433



Brooke Lajeunesse, MD, Joins Department as Neurocritical Care fellow

April 11, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to welcome Brooke Lajeunesse, MD, as our new UCNS Neurocritical Care fellow. Brooke Lajeunesse is an Emergency Medicine physician in the United States Air Force. As a Health Professions Scholarship Program Recipient, she commissioned into the Air Force in 2017; she was inspired by her father, an Air Force […]



Dr. Tarasiewicz awards medical student Sarath Pathuri.

Medical Student Award 2024

April 5, 2024

Department of Neurosurgery Medical Student Director Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, recently presented the 2024 Medical Student Award to Sarath Pathuri. Dr. Tarasiewicz and the rest of our team offer our congratulations to Sarath on this achievement!



UT Health Newsroom Shares DBS Patient Story

March 28, 2024

The UT Health Newsroom recently posted a story about John Lattimore, a patient with essential tremors who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment with Alexander Papanastassiou, MD. You can read about John’s journey and learn more about DBS by visiting the link below: Deep brain stimulation keeps amateur artist’s hands steady


CNS Endovascular Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

March 27, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery is offering a CNS Endovascular Fellowship. Interested applicants can use the link below to submit inquiries and documents for consideration. Prospective candidates should make sure to include a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a case log for 1-year applicants. CNS Endovascular Fellowship


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Sub-Internship 2024

March 21, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery encourages interested medical students to come spend a month with us through our sub-internship. Learn the fundamentals that will form the foundation of your surgical skills. Registration is expected to open April 15th. Visit the link below to register. Our course is NRSR 4010. https://students-residents.aamc.org/visiting-student-learning-opportunities/visiting-student-learning-opportunities-vslo  



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2024 – 2025 Match Announcement

March 20, 2024

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce the 2024-2025 Match applicants who will be joining our residency team this July: Michaela Scanlon, MD, and Malek Zahed, DO. When you get the chance to meet them, please make sure to introduce yourself to these fine physicians and welcome them to our community.



Department Team Members Coauthor New Publication

January 25, 2024

Medical student Sarath Pathuri, Drs. Johnson, Webb, Al-Saiegh, Morton, Birnbaum, and Mascitelli have coauthored a new publication, entitled: “Development of the Circle of Willis Score (COWS) to help guide decision making during acute tandem occlusion treatment: Preliminary analysis.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38244414/