Faculty

Dr. Seifi and HiccAway Featured in Future Magazine

November 18, 2022

Dr. Ali Seifi was featured in the latest issue of Future, the official magazine of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The published story describes the development of Dr. Seifi’s HiccAway device and relays his guidance to other inventors who […]



Welcome, Dr. Chen!

October 27, 2022

Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, and all our team members would like to welcome Kevin Chen, MD, to the Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Chen joined us early in October as a faculty member on our Neurocritical Care team. When you get a chance to meet Dr. Chen, please make sure to greet him and make […]




2022 CNS Annual Meeting – Dr. Mascitelli Scheduled to Present on October 9th

September 29, 2022

Justin Mascitelli, MD, FAANS, will be a presenting a comprehensive review of treatment for intracranial aneurysms on October 9th at the annual CNS meeting. You can catch his presentation by attending the Cerebrovascular Bundle 2 symposium (SYM12B) at 12:45pm in room 2014. https://www.cns.org/annualmeeting




2022 CNS Annual Meeting – Dr. Mascitelli Scheduled to Present on October 8th

September 27, 2022

Justin Mascitelli, MD, FAANS, will be a presenting on the topic of comprehensive management of acute stroke at the annual CNS meeting on October 8th. You can catch his presentation by attending the Cerebrovascular Bundle 1 symposium (SYM02A) at 8:00am in room 2000. https://www.cns.org/annualmeeting  



Jim Brookshier smiling for his staff photo.

Jim Brookshier Becomes AAOP Fellow

September 21, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that faculty member Jim P. Brookshier, MPO, CLPO, FAAOP, recently achieved Fellow status through the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics (AAOP). The AAOP is an elite group of professionals who have completed extensive educational requirements and contributed to the advancement of their respective fields through published […]



Fassil B. Mesfin, MD, PhD, smiles for his photo.

Dr. Mesfin Accepts Appointment to CME Committee of NASS

September 7, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Fassil Mesfin, MD, has accepted an appointment to become a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the North American Spine Society (NASS). As a member, he will be responsible for assessing educational needs and developing CME activities to enhance the capabilities of spine professionals. […]



New Article Published in Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

August 3, 2022

Faculty and residents from the Department of Neurosurgery recently published an article in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience demonstrating that most ruptured aneurysms are small and have low rupture risk scores. The article’s co-authors include Lee Birnbaum, MD, Justin Mascitelli, MD, Pavel Rodriguez, MD, Victoria Fischer, MD, and Matthew Webb, MD. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35878541/



Justin Mascitelli, MD, Voted Neurosurgery Member-at-Large for SNIS

July 29, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Justin Mascitelli, MD, was recently voted the 2022-2023 Neurosurgery Member-at-Large for the Board of Directors of the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery (SNIS). We believe Dr. Mascitelli is well-suited to this position and the SNIS will greatly benefit from his guidance and leadership in this new role.




SNIS 2022 – Dr. Mascitelli Presents Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization Complications.

July 25, 2022

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) is currently holding their 19th annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 25-28. The hybrid-style gathering was planned so that attendees would be able to access the meeting’s resources both virtually and in person. Today, Justin Mascitelli, MD, will be giving a presentation on “Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization […]



Dr. Burma Interviewed about Research Concerning Glioblastoma and Senolytic Drugs

June 30, 2022

Ivanhoe Broadcast News recently published a story about the difficulties physicians face when treating glioblastoma. They interviewed Sandeep Burma, PhD, to learn more about the research his team is doing concerning the use of senolytic drugs to prevent the premature aging of healthy brain cells caused by radiation therapy. You can read the story and […]