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Dr. Seifi Scheduled to Appear on ABC’s Hit Show ‘Shark Tank’

January 18, 2022

We are excited to share the news that Ali Seifi, M.D., FNCS, FCCM, will be pitching his HiccAway invention on the hit ABC network television series ‘Shark Tank’ this Friday, January 21, at 7 p.m. CT. HiccAway is a patented, novel medical device that safely and easily relieves hiccups. It was also the subject of […]




Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Publishes Review about Relationship Between Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients Outcomes and Pharmacologic Thromboprophylaxis

December 31, 2021

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 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 compare the clinical outcomes of intracerebral hemorrhage patients with and without pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis. You can learn more about the study’s findings by visiting […]




Justin Mascitelli, M.D., Chosen as a Star Educator by Academy of Educational Scholars

December 30, 2021

We are proud to announce that Justin Mascitelli, M.D., has been chosen as a Star Educator by the UT Health Academy of Educational Scholars (AES). The AES was created to recognize faculty members who make a difference in education and celebrate their accomplishments. Star Educators are nominated by their learners because of the tremendous impact […]




Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., Interviewed for Salute Magazine Regarding Craniofacial Clinic

December 29, 2021

Salute, the official magazine of the UT Health School of Dentistry, recently published a story describing the impact the Craniofacial Clinic had on pediatric patient Alessia Gonzalez and her family. Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., FRCSC, was interviewed about her involvement in Alessia’s case. She described the surgical interventions and planning she performed throughout the course of […]




Justin Mascitelli, M.D., Receives Grant from the Joe Niekro Foundation

December 24, 2021

Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently received a grant from the Joe Niekro Foundation to fund his study on the treatment of ruptured wide neck aneurysms. We congratulate Dr. Mascitelli and offer our thanks to the Joe Niekro Foundation for their ardent support of research efforts involving aneurysms, AVMs, and stroke.




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 […]



Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Publishes PRES Review

December 14, 2021

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine recently published a review about posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) mentored by Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM. The article describes the comprehensive pathophysiology of PRES, as well as clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic intervention during pregnancy. You can learn more about the article’s findings by visiting this link.


JAMA Publishes New STAR Registry Study

December 14, 2021

JAMA recently published a new article about the multicenter STAR Registry of patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy with low ASPECTs scores. The results may help increase the number of patients eligible for this life-saving treatment. Justin Mascitelli, M.D., and UT Health San Antonio Neurosurgery proudly contributed to this study. You can read more about it […]



Dr. Mascitelli Publishes Article Describing New Aneurysm Study

November 9, 2021

Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently completed a study examining treatment options for ruptured wide neck aneurysms. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcomes of patients who underwent endovascular therapy with those who had microsurgical clipping. You can learn more about the study’s findings by reading this article link.  




BOOST-3 Study Information Now Available in Spanish Language Document / La Información del Estudio BOOST-3 Está Disponible en un Documento en Español

August 4, 2021

If you speak Spanish and would like to learn about the BOOST-3 study concerning intensive care patients with traumatic brain injury, consult this document for more details and contact information. Si habla español y le gustaría conocer el estudio BOOST-3 sobre pacientes de cuidados intensivos con lesión cerebral traumática, consulte este documento para obtener más […]