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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 […]




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. Ali Seifi smiling for his staff photo.

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. Shaherya Hafeez smiling for his staff photo.

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 posed with the Neurocritical Care staff.

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.



Dr. Ali Seifi smiling in front of a poster for the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference.

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 […]



Neurocritical Care Team posing for a group photo after their simulation lab taught by Drs. Seifi and Garvin.

Simulation Lab

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.