Faculty

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 […]



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!



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 […]




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 […]



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  



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 […]




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.



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. 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.



Dr. Seifi and HiccAway Featured in San Antonio Express-News Article

February 17, 2023

Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, and his HiccAway invention were recently the subject of an article published by the San Antonio Express-News. UT Health is expected to test HiccAway’s efficacy controlling hiccups in a new randomized trial comparing it against a nationwide control group. You can read the article and learn more about the development […]