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Dr. Al-Saiegh and his wife, Sally, pose for a photo at their baby shower.

Baby Shower 2023 – Sally and Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD

September 20, 2023

Last Friday, team members from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together for a baby shower celebrating Sally and Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD. We wish them both the very best as they prepare to welcome their first child into the world. Get ready to take lots of pictures!



Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, Treats Patient with DBS

September 15, 2023

UT Health published this article about Carl McLain, a patient with Parkinson’s disease who was treated by Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, using deep brain stimulation. Carl reported an improvement in his symptoms after surgery and describes the event as a turning point in his life. You can learn more about his journey by visiting the link […]


KENS 5 Medical Minute Featuring Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

August 31, 2023

Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, gave an overview of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and explained how it can be used to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor or epilepsy in this KENS 5 Medical Minute video.


Combined profile photo set of Drs. Martinez, Sayre, and Tarasiewicz.

Faculty Members Selected for 2023 Extraordinary Women in Medicine Award

August 25, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Paola Martinez, MD, Naomi Sayre, PhD, and Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, have been selected for the 2023 Extraordinary Women in Medicine Award by the Bexar County Medical Society. This award recognizes their outstanding commitment to the field of medicine and provides our community with the opportunity to […]




Naomi Sayre, PhD, Awarded R01 Grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

August 23, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Naomi Sayre, PhD, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her research project, entitled: “LRP1 as a novel regulator of CXCR4 in adult neural stem cells and post-stroke response.” Over the next five years, this 1.2 million […]




Ali Seifi, MD, Selected as Recipient of AES Stars of Education Award

August 15, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Academy of Educational Scholars (AES) has selected Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM, as a recipient of the AES Stars of Education Award. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by educators at the LSOM and the impact their teaching has made at our institution. Visit the link below to […]



Dr. David Jimenez smiling for his staff photo.

Department of Neurosurgery Opens Fund in Memory of Founding Chair, David F. Jimenez, MD

August 1, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is sad to share the news that David F. Jimenez, MD, Founding Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery, Long School of Medicine, and internationally renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon, passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas on May 25th, 2023. Dr. Jimenez was a pioneer in minimally invasive cranial surgery, especially endoscopic […]



New Publication from STAR Registry

July 3, 2023

Drs. Webb and Mascitelli have authored a new publication entitled: “Predictors of Angiographic Outcome After Failed Thrombectomy for Large Vessel Occlusion: Insights from the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37377425/


Fadi Al–Saiegh, MD

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, to Give Virtual Lecture about Cerebral Aneurysm Techniques

June 20, 2023

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, will be giving a virtual lecture about novel techniques for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms on July 5th at 6:30 PM CST. The lecture is hosted by the Bexar County Physician Assistant Society and is open to non-members. Register for it by using the link below. https://bexarcountypasociety.org/event-5307484  



Graduation News – Geoffrey Peitz, MD, and Sam Tavakoli, MD

June 16, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Geoffrey Peitz, MD, and Sam Tavakoli, MD, will be graduating from our residency program tomorrow, Saturday June 17th. We are proud to have worked with these fine physicians for the past seven years and wish them both the very best as they begin this next chapter […]