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 […]
Welcome, Jordan Mohammed!
February 16, 2023
The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to welcome Jordan Mohammed to our team. Jordan is an advanced practice provider who recently joined our night shift faculty for Neurocritical Care. We hope that you will greet Jordan when you get the chance to meet him and help him feel welcomed to our department!
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 […]
Paola Martinez, MD, Signs with Department of Neurosurgery
February 23, 2022
The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Paola Martinez, MD, has officially signed with us to join our neurocritical care faculty. Dr. Martinez received her medical degree with Distinction in Medical Education from the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the UT Health Department of Neurology […]
Neurocritical Care Society Publishes Review Evaluating Cardiac Troponin Elevation Among SAH Patients
December 22, 2021
The Neurocritical Care Society recently published a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis mentored by Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM, in collaboration with Harvard School of Medicine. The study was designed to evaluate the clinical value of cardiac troponin elevation as a predictor for adverse outcomes among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. You can learn […]
Dr. Seifi Co-Authors First Article Reporting a National Incidence for Brain Death in the U.S.
June 25, 2020
Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, recently co-authored an article providing a detailed epidemiological analysis of brain death in the United States. This article marks the first time ever that a national incidence for brain death has been reported for the U.S. The article is open access, so you can read the entire piece by clicking on […]
Dr. Hafeez Appointed Director of Quality and Improvement for the Neuroscience ICU
June 15, 2020
The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Shaheryar Hafeez, M.D., to the position of Director of Quality and Improvement for the Neuroscience ICU. Dr. Hafeez will serve as the liaison between UHS and UT Neurosurgery in an effort to optimize the education and training of staff members and elevate the quality and […]
Laddie, the Therapy Dog
June 14, 2019
Laddie, a therapy dog from Paws Up Pet Therapy, visited the Neurocritical Care staff this afternoon to relieve some stress and make everyone smile. Laddie enjoys herding cats, giving high fives, and being treated to the occasional Whatburger Justaburger patty.
Emirates Critical Care Conference
April 17, 2019
Earlier this April, the director of our neuro ICU, Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, was invited to be a guest speaker at the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference in Dubai. This annual meeting, sponsored by the Neurocritical Care Society and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, brings together prominent specialists and […]
April 15, 2019
The Neurocritical Care Team recently had a simulation lab for invasive lines. The session, taught by Rachel Garvin, M.D., FNCS, and Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, covered a wide range of techniques health care professionals use among critically-ill patients to diagnose infections, relieve pressure, deliver medications, and facilitate breathing.