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2019 United Way Campaign Lunch attendees.

United Way Campaign Lunch

November 14, 2019

We wanted to share some pictures from the city-wide 2019 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Lunch that took place on October 24th. Joan Seyle, our department’s SECC coordinator, was invited to attend as a representative of UT Health and the Long School of Medicine. UT Health San Antonio exceeded the limit set at $360,000.00 and raised […]



Participants work in the cadaver lab.

Cadaver Lab

November 4, 2019

Our residents recently explored various surgical approaches to the third ventricle during a cadaver lab. Dr. John Floyd, chairman, highlighted interhemispheric approaches, including transcallosal, transforaminal, and interfornicial nuances. The residents were able to practice these techniques in our lab with cadavers provided by Stryker.



Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery dressed up a Shane Sprague for Halloween!

Happy Halloween (2019)

October 31, 2019

Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery dressed up as team member Shane Sprague for Halloween this year! If you look closely, you can see that they also made name tags. Nice touch!




October Birthdays

October 30, 2019

Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together today to celebrate two of our team members with October birthdays: Chairman John R. Floyd, M.D., and Pearl Canales, CPCS, CPMSM. The department wishes Pearl and Dr. Floyd many happy returns of the day!



Photo of SCCM presenters.

SCCM Presentation

October 14, 2019

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, recently served as the moderator for an event sponsored by the Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. At the event, Jean-Louis Caron, MD, FRACS, FACS, and Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, FNCS, gave a thought-provoking presentation about the management of intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury.



Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gather for a group photo

Spirit Week 2019

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Spirit Week 2019, staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together on Wednesday to enjoy some delicious paletas and show off their new UT Health San Antonio t-shirts. It’s a privilege to work with such special people who share a passion for progress. #uthealthsaprogress



2019 SECC

SECC 2019

October 9, 2019

We are proud to report that the Department of Neurosurgery had an 82% overall participation rate at the end of the 2019 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), the 2nd highest rate within the Long School of Medicine. Our SECC coordinator, Joan Seyle, was selected to attend the citywide 2019 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon scheduled […]



Dr. Floyd presents Dr. Birnbaum with his service award.

Service Award

September 27, 2019

Earlier today, John Floyd, M.D., presented Lee A. Birnbaum M.D., with an award from UT Health celebrating his 10 years of service to the university. Congratulations, Dr. Birnbaum! The Department of Neurosurgery thanks you for all the contributions you have made to our institution.



Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou smiling for his staff photo.

National Science Foundation Grant

September 13, 2019

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to UT Health to support a research project overseen by Department of Neurosurgery faculty member Alexander Papanastassiou, MD. Dr. Papanastassiou’s project will focus on the design and implementation of a device that can be used to treat chronic subdural hematoma, a common neurosurgical condition in […]



Photo of Department of Neurosurgery team members.

Welcome Reception 2019

September 12, 2019

The Department of Neurosurgery hosted a welcome reception this past weekend for two new faculty members and two new residents who recently joined the department. We rented out three cabanas at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa so that our old and new team members (and their lovely families) could meet […]