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People standing over cadavers in a lab.

Cadaver Lab

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.



Dr. Burma holds up award at SNO conference.

Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting and Education Day (2019)

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 […]



Staff members attend the 2019 employee service award reception

Employee Service Award Reception

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 […]



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 […]