February 7, 2020
Michael T. Lawton, M.D., visited the Department of Neurosurgery to speak during grand rounds and provide his guidance regarding faculty and resident case presentations. Dr. Lawton is president and CEO of the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) in Phoenix, Arizona, and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at BNI. He is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon with […]
November 27, 2019
In our most recent cadaver lab, residents learned how to perform a minimally invasive spine fusion technique called an XLIF (Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) by NuVasive. The residents are using the ORBEYE, a high definition 3D exoscope that aids surgeons in microsurgical technique.
November 25, 2019
Dr. Sandeep Burma (Neurosurgery and Biochemistry & Structural Biology) received the “Award for Excellence in Adult Basic Science” at the Society for NeuroOnclogy (SNO) Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The award, sponsored by the National Brain Tumor Society, was given for his laboratory’s research on the role of senescent astrocytes in promoting brain tumor development which […]
November 22, 2019
Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery recently attended a UT award reception celebrating employee service anniversaries. Several individuals from our department were recognized for the contributions they have made to the university, including: Lori DePriest (5 years), David Garza (5 years), Lydia Boyd (10 years), Lee Birnbaum, M.D. (10 years), Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D. (10 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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!
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.
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