News

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.



Dr. Matthew Webb smiling for his staff photo.

SNIS 2022 – Dr. Webb Presents Abstract for Predicators of Failed Thrombectomy in Large Vessel Occlusion

July 27, 2022

Tomorrow, July 28th, Matthew Webb, MD, will be presenting an abstract discussing “Predicators of Failed Thrombectomy in Large Vessel Occlusion” at the 19th annual meeting of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) in Toronto.  




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 […]


Graduation 2022

June 15, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Ryan McDermott, MD, and Christopher Sy, MD, will be graduating from our residency program this Friday. We are proud to have worked with these fine physicians for the past seven years. We wish them both the very best as they begin this next chapter of their […]


Dr. Geoffrey Peitz smiling for his staff photo.

Dr. Peitz Completes Enfolded Neurocritical Care Fellowship

June 13, 2022

Congratulations to Geoffrey Peitz, MD, on his successful completion of our enfolded Neurocritical Care Fellowship! Dr. Peitz is the second person ever to enroll in this fellowship, which was specifically designed to train strong intensivists who are capable of caring for critically ill patients and navigating the complexities of neurologic injury and disease. We are […]



Antonio Martinez smiles for photo

Employee of the Quarter for the Month of June 2022 – Antonio Martinez

June 6, 2022

We are pleased to share the news that the Employee of the Quarter for the month of June is Antonio Martinez. Antonio has been with our team for approximately a year and a half. His co-workers have commended his hard work, friendly demeanor, and excellent patient care. Congratulations, Antonio! We thank you for all the […]



Dr. Mascitelli Interviewed for UT Health Story Concerning Local Stroke Survivor Patient

May 31, 2022

Justin Mascitelli, MD, FAANS, was recently featured in an article published by UT Health describing patient Sandra Barnes’ experience as a stroke survivor. You can read about Sandra’s story and review some of the warning signs and risk factors for stroke by visiting the link below: http://www.uthscsa.edu/patient-care/physicians/news-item/Know-the-warning-signs-local-stroke-survivor-shares-her-story    


SUCCESS Study Update – Enrollment of Our First Subject

May 2, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that our team members have enrolled their first subject in the SUCCESS study for aneurysm treatment. Congratulations to Justin Mascitelli, MD, Esther Nañez, BS, RN, and Megan Jackson, BSN, RN, on all their hard work organizing this milestone achievement!