Education


SNIS 2022 – Dr. Mascitelli Presents Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization Complications.

July 25, 2022

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) is currently holding their 19th annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 25-28. The hybrid-style gathering was planned so that attendees would be able to access the meeting’s resources both virtually and in person. Today, Justin Mascitelli, MD, will be giving a presentation on “Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization […]



Graphic of AANS slide.

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 […]



Cristian Gragnaniello, MD, PhD, Co-Authors New Book

March 11, 2022

Congratulations to Cristian Gragnaniello, MD, PhD, who recently co-authored a new book describing the best evidenced-based treatments for cranial pathologies that neurosurgeons encounter in their everyday practice. Print and digital access to Neurosurgical Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach to Guide Practice is available through his publisher, Thieme, and other distributors, such as Google and Amazon. You […]



Justin Mascitelli, M.D., Publishes New Textbook

February 1, 2022

Congratulations to Justin Mascitelli, M.D., on the publication of his textbook: “Introduction to Vascular Neurosurgery.” Dr. Mascitelli has been working on this comprehensive summary of neurovascular disease and management for several years as a co-editor. With the collected expertise of its many contributors, the textbook will serve as a trusted resource for medical students, residents, […]



Residents instruct medical students in suture lab.

Neurosurgery Medical Student Interest Group Suture Lab

June 8, 2021

Residents from the Department of Neurosurgery recently guided medical students through a suture lab. Suturing is a process by which physicians close wounds, repair tissue, and promote healing. Some subjects commonly used for practice during these labs include bananas, oranges, and raw chicken. Suture lab sessions provide medical students with important opportunities to exercise their […]



Drs. Mascitelli and Morton Win 2020 Faculty Teaching Awards

July 22, 2020

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Justin Mascitelli, M.D., and Ryan Morton, M.D., have won the 2020 Teaching Awards for core faculty and adjunct faculty, respectively. These accolades are awarded by the residents of our department in recognition of an outstanding level of distinction in teaching as well as a true commitment […]


Department of Neurosurgery Team Members Publish Case Report Describing Surgical Management of Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

July 16, 2020

Jean-Louis Caron, M.D., FRCS(c), FACS, Justin Mascitelli, M.D., Tyler Patterson, M.D., Matthew Webb, M.D., and David Wallace, M.D., recently published a case report in World Neurosurgery entitled: “Suboccipital, Supracerebellar, Infratentorial Approach for Microsurgical Clipping of a Ruptured Tentorial, Straight Sinus Type Dural Arteriovenous Fistula.” Because the surgical management of dural arteriovenous fistulas has become relatively […]


We Can Stop the Spread Kickoff

June 26, 2020

UT Health is committed to ensuring the welfare of our staff and patients. Please join us in helping to slow the surge in COVID-19 cases in our community. Together, we can stop the spread. #wecanstopthespread



Graduation 2020: Celebrating David Wallace, M.D.

June 19, 2020

This Saturday, June 20th, the Department of Neurosurgery will celebrate the graduation of David Wallace, M.D., from our residency program. With his keen insight, hard work, and wonderful sense of humor, Dr. Wallace has made many important contributions to our program that are sure to be long-lasting. Although we are sad to see him go, […]