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Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou

Dr. Papanastassiou to Present Seminar on Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

June 14, 2023

Curious about Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s disease? Patients, family, friends, and caregivers are invited to join neurosurgeon and DBS expert, Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, and neurologist Okeanis Vaou, MD, for a free seminar on July 8th to learn about DBS, an effective treatment that can relieve fluctuations of symptoms and dyskinesias caused by Parkinson’s […]



Department Qualifies for 2023 CNS SANS Challenge

June 13, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that we have qualified as a top team for the 2023 Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS Challenge! This means that we will be able to participate in the on-site challenge taking place at the CNS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Congratulations and best of luck to our […]



Justin Mascitelli, MD, Featured in UT Health Physicians Stroke Video

June 9, 2023

Department of Neurosurgery faculty member Justin Mascitelli, MD, was recently featured in a UT Health Physicians video discussing stroke prevention and risk reduction. You can watch the video by visiting the link below.



Fellowship Program Receives CAST Certification

June 8, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that the Neuroendovascular Surgery Advisory Committee (NESAC) and Committee on Accreditation of Subspecialty Training (CAST) of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) have certified our CNS endovascular fellowship program. These organizations work to develop and clarify advanced subspecialty training requirements within the field of neurosurgery so that […]


Team Members Publish New Article and Operative Video

May 26, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Oluwaseun Omoba, MS, Samon Tavakoli, MD, and Justin Mascitelli, MD, have published a new article in Operative Neurosurgery: “Right Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression and Glioneuronal Hamartoma Resection for Trigeminal Neuralgia: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.” You can read their article and watch their operative video using the […]


Upcoming Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Seminar Will Feature Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

May 25, 2023

Curious about Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s disease? Patients, family, friends and caregivers are invited to join neurosurgeon and DBS expert, Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, and neurologist Okeanis Vaou, MD, for a free seminar on July 8th to learn about DBS, an effective treatment that can relieve fluctuations of symptoms and dyskinesias caused by Parkinson’s […]


Dr. Sayre’s Laboratory Publishes New Manuscript

May 19, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce the publication of a new manuscript from the laboratory of Naomi Sayre, PhD: “Loss of LRP1 in adult neural stem cells impairs migration to ischemic lesions.” In their study, the authors describe how the lipoprotein receptor family member, LRP1, regulates the expression of chemokine receptor CXCR4 to […]


Nahin Radit smiles for staff photo.

Graduate Research Assistant Nahin Radit Defends Master’s Thesis and Receives Award

May 16, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that graduate research assistant Nahin Radit successfully defended her master’s thesis: “A Novel Astrocyte-Targeting Drug, AST-004, as a Potential Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury.” Nahin is actively involved in several organizations and campus-wide committees as an elected student leader, including the organization “Women in Science: Development, Outreach, […]



Denise Rios smiling for staff photo.

Denise Rios ACANP-BC, APRN, RN, MSN, Awarded Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Research Grant

May 2, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to share the news that Denise Rios, ACANP-BC, APRN, RN, MSN, has been awarded the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Research Grant through the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing. The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) is dedicated to supporting neuroscience nursing through education, research, professional development, and certification to promote […]



Dr. Mascitelli to Present at 2023 AANS Annual Meeting

April 21, 2023

Justin Mascitelli, MD, FAANS, will be a presenting his talk, “On-Call Toolkit,” at the 2023 AANS annual meeting Sunday afternoon, April 23rd. You can catch him by attending Section Session: Cerebrovascular (SSC) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 408A.