News

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 […]


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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 […]



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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!


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Justin Mascitelli, MD, Co-Directs Introductory Course in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery

April 5, 2022

On April 29th, Justin Mascitelli, MD, will be co-directing an introductory course in cerebrovascular neurosurgery for residents and medical students. You can attend this full-day didactic course with hands-on sessions at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in Philadelphia. Attendees are not charged any additional fees to join and are provided […]




Dr. Tarasiewicz Presents 2022 Neurosurgery Senior Student Award

April 4, 2022

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, recently presented the Neurosurgery Senior Student Award to Jacob Bethel at the 2022 MS4 Award Ceremony. This award is given to the individual who rotated with our department during the past academic year and was unanimously voted as the best, most knowledgeable medical student. Dr. Tarasiewicz and […]



Dr. Seifi Publishes Research Project Examining ICH in the U.S.

April 1, 2022

Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, served as the principal investigator of a research project evaluating the locations of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) among patients in the United States. The study’s findings were recently published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences and are available at this link.    


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Brain Injury Awareness Month – Dr. Seifi’s TBI Grand Rounds at BAMC

March 25, 2022

Because March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the UT Health Neurocritical Care and Neurosurgery teams would like to emphasize the importance of community outreach regarding this topic. One example of our outreach is the grand rounds presentation Ali Seifi, MD, FNCS, FCCM, gave earlier this month at the Brook Army Medical Center Department of Medicine […]