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Patient Agnes Mensah smiling during a clinic visit.

Agnes’ story

February 3, 2017

Last October, Agnes Mensah suffered a ruptured aneurysm and passed out in her home. When her family found her they immediately called 911. Due to the complicated nature of her case, Agnes’ doctors decided to have her airlifted to UHS from her hometown in Corpus Christi. When she arrived Jeremiah Johnson, MD, performed a coiling […]



Patient Dolores Eggemyer smiling along with the rest of the Neurocritical Care team, giving a hearty thumbs up.

Dolores’ Story

January 18, 2017

This past April, 76-year-old Dolores Eggemyer was taken to the Neuro ICU after she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured brain aneurysm. When she arrived, Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, and the rest Neuro Critical Care Team took care of her. She was later treated by Ramesh Grandhi, MD, who performed an endovascular coiling procedure […]



Dr. Ramesh Grandhi sitting with a patient in a hospital bed and smiling.

Ramesh Grandhi, MD, Featured on KSAT 12

January 3, 2017

“Her chance of living was slim, but when a healthy 34-year-old had a massive stroke on Christmas Eve, strangers came to her rescue. Now, the woman and her doctor both call her full recovery a Christmas miracle.” Watch this amazing news story featuring Ramesh Grandhi, MD.



Rocky Buchanan standing with Dr. Sun and a neurosurgery resident, smiling during a clinic visit.

Rocky Buchanan’s Story

December 22, 2016

Earlier this year, Rocky Buchanan was in an 18-wheeler accident that left him with an unstable upper cervical spine fracture and spinal cord injury. He was airlifted to UHS and taken to the Neuro ICU, where our neurocritical care team helped stabilize him. Rocky’s lung function was extremely tenuous, which complicated his case, but Derrick […]



Overhead view of Dr. John Floyd outside during his SA Live TV appearance December 2016.

Doctor Is In: John R. Floyd II, MD

December 22, 2016

John R. Floyd II, MD, Was featured on the “Doctor Is In” segment on SA Live. Watch the story about this one local UT Health San Antonio doctor who was inspired to go into Neurosurgery because of a very scary scuba diving accident.



Patient Frank Ibarra sitting in a wheelchair and smiling during a clinic visit.

Frank Ibarra’s Story

December 18, 2016

After falling in the shower, Frank Ibarra was taken to the emergency room. A CT scan indicated that he had a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood outside his brain) and needed to be moved to UHS. Frank’s case was tricky because his heart condition precluded him from being sedated. Thankfully, Dr. Ramesh Grandhi was […]



Michael Shugart standing with thumbs up while he is surrounded by the Neurocritical Care Team.

Michael’s Story

December 6, 2016

After he suffered a severe brain injury in October, 18-year-old Michael Shugart was admitted to University Hospital. John Floyd, MD, and Ramesh Grandhi, MD operated on him while Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, oversaw his care during his time in the Neuro ICU. Michael came by today to thank us for the excellent care he received […]



Wilfred Staunch sitting in a clinic waiting room.

Wilfred’s Story

November 23, 2016

Last October, Wilfred Staunch, suffered a stroke in his home that left him incapacitated. His family started to worry when he stopped answering their calls; they called the police to check on him. When the officers arrived, they found him unconscious and immediately took him to University Hospital where he was seen by Ramesh Grandhi, […]



Dr. Seifi smiling with his Apple-shaped Best Teacher Award.

Dr. Seifi Wins “Best Teacher Award”

June 21, 2015

We extend a hearty congratulations to Dr. Ali Seifi, MD, FACP for winning the UT Health Science Center San Antonio 2014-2015 “Best Teacher Award,” as voted by the medical student body.5



Dr. Ali Seifi smiling with others during Passport Day.

Passport Day 2015

June 8, 2015

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud of all our representatives who participated in Passport Day 2015. This annual event provides medical students, residents, and fellows with the opportunity to present posters covering topics related to research, quality improvement, and patient safety. Professor Ali Seifi, MD, FACP mentored our participants and was very pleased with this year’s […]