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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/


Department Team Members Coauthor New Publication

January 24, 2024

Medical student Sarath Pathuri, resident William Johnson, MD, and Justin Mascitelli, MD, have coauthored a new publication, entitled: “Treatment of intraorbital arteriovenous fistulas with direct puncture: a case series and review of treatments since 1978.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38238007/  


Department Team Members Author New Publication

January 10, 2024

Drs. Gaub, Leary, Birnbaum, Al-Saiegh, and Mascitelli have authored a new publication, entitled: “Double microcatheter reduction using partially deployed Atlas stents in treating a large dysplastic MCA bifurcation aneurysm with Y stent assisted coiling.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38171604/  


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Welcome Party at Chicken N Pickle

October 26, 2023

Earlier this month, we hosted a “Welcome Party” at Chicken N Pickle for all our team members who recently joined the Department of Neurosurgery. We were excited to gather with our friends and families to celebrate the newest additions to our team!



Dr. Burma’s Research Featured in Local News Reporting

October 24, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to report that Sandeep Burma, PhD, in conjunction with other researchers at the Mays Cancer Center, has published important work pinpointing the molecular mechanisms by which BRCA1 gene mutations cause cancer in women. Their groundbreaking work has been covered by UT Health, Newswise, News 4 San Antonio, and Spectrum […]


Kristi Dietert prepares to present her dissertation.

Congratulations to Kristi Dietert, PhD!

October 23, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to share the news that Kristi Dietert, a UT Health graduate research assistant working in the lab of Dr. Naomi Sayre, recently presented her dissertation and completed her PhD program in Integrated Biomedical Science within the Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms discipline. Her dissertation focused on the role […]



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Inauguration of The Spine Center at UT Health San Antonio

October 20, 2023

On Monday, we celebrated the opening of our newest facility: The Spine Center at UT Health San Antonio. This state-of-the-art clinic at the Medical Arts and Research Center boasts comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for adults and children. It is also the only spine center in South Texas with an EOSedge, an imaging system that uses lower […]



Staff from Neurosurgery smile for photos at the Bexar County Medical Society Extraordinary Women in Medicine dinner event.

2023 Extraordinary Women in Medicine Award Dinner

September 27, 2023

Last Wednesday, the Bexar County Medical Society hosted a dinner honoring the winners of the 2023 Extraordinary Women in Medicine award. From our department, three faculty members were selected: Paola Martinez, MD, Naomi Sayre, PhD, and Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD. Drs. Victoria Fischer and Pegah Ghamasaee also attended the event to celebrate our department’s winners and […]