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Justin Mascitelli, MD, Co-Directs Introductory Course in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

April 5, 2022

On April 29th, Justin Mascitelli, MD, will be co-directing an introductory course in cerebrovascular neurosurgery for residents and medical students. You can attend this full-day didactic course with hands-on sessions at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Philadelphia. Attendees are not charged any additional fees to join and are provided […]




Dr. Tarasiewicz Presents 2022 Neurosurgery Senior Student Award

April 4, 2022

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, recently presented the Neurosurgery Senior Student Award to Jacob Bethel at the 2022 MS4 Award Ceremony. This award is given to the individual who rotated with our department during the past academic year and was unanimously voted as the best, most knowledgeable medical student. Dr. Tarasiewicz and […]



Dr. Seifi Publishes Research Project Examining ICH in the U.S.

April 1, 2022

Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, served as the principal investigator of a research project evaluating the locations of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) among patients in the United States. The study’s findings were recently published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences and are available at this link.    


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Brain Injury Awareness Month – Dr. Seifi’s TBI Grand Rounds at BAMC

March 25, 2022

Because March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the UT Health Neurocritical Care and Neurosurgery teams would like to emphasize the importance of community outreach regarding this topic. One example of our outreach is the grand rounds presentation Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, gave earlier this month at the Brook Army Medical Center Department of Medicine […]



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BOOST-3 Trial Enrolls First Patient

March 23, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery at UT Health San Antonio is at the forefront of combating traumatic brain injury and improving the health of our community in Bexar County and South Texas. In collaboration with many institutions across the nation, we have launched the BOOST-3 trial at our center to investigate treatment strategies for severe traumatic […]



Dr. Seifi Co-Authors New Article about Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

March 22, 2022

Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, served as the principal investigator of a research project describing the nationwide analysis of the association of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). TC is a cardiomyopathy, usually the result of severe emotional or physical stress, and that is often precipitated by aSAH. The study’s findings were recently […]


2022-2023 MATCH RESULT

Our 2022-2023 Match Results

March 18, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Match applicants who will be joining our residency team this July: Greg Murtha, MD, and Kurt Shaffer, MD. When you get the chance to meet them, please make sure to introduce yourself to these fine physicians and welcome them to our community.



Cristian Gragnaniello, MD, PhD, Co-Authors New Book

March 11, 2022

Congratulations to Cristian Gragnaniello, MD, PhD, who recently co-authored a new book describing the best evidenced-based treatments for cranial pathologies that neurosurgeons encounter in their everyday practice. Print and digital access to Neurosurgical Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Guide Practice is available through his publisher, Thieme, and other distributors, such as Google and Amazon. You […]


Caregiver SOS Podcast Features Alexander Papanastassiou, MD

March 10, 2022

Caregiver SOS, a podcast from the WellMed Charitable Foundation, recently interviewed Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, about his involvement in a landmark surgery utilizing deep brain stimulation as a prospective treatment for mild Alzheimer’s disease. You can listen to the podcast by visiting this link.  


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Dr. Ghamasaee Wins Best Resident Non-Clinical Research Presentation at TANS

March 9, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Pegah Ghamasaee, MD, won the award for the Best Resident Non-clinical Research Presentation at this year’s annual meeting of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.