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Dr. Izabela Tarasiewicz and Nicki sitting in clinic and smiling.

Nicki’s Story

March 13, 2018

Nicki’s family told us that they originally brought her into the emergency room because she was “getting fevers that she couldn’t shake.” After they found out she had a serious left-sided intracranial abscess, Nicki was rushed into surgery. Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., performed a hemicraniectomy and Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., placed a pipeline. She also had multiple […]



Dr. John Floyd standing next to Dr. David Wallace while he holds a rectangular award made out of what appears to be glass.

Best Resident Presentation TANS 2018

February 27, 2018

David Wallace, MD was awardedat the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting held in Houston, Texas this year. His paper co-authored with Interim Chairman John Floyd, MD and Chief Resident Michael McGinity, MD proposes a novel method and results to manage surgical site infections after brain tumor surgery. This method aims to expedite […]



Two people dressed in scrubs lean over the blurred out image of a cadaver in the cadaver lab.

Cadaver Lab

February 20, 2018

Recently, as part of the department’s residency education, our doctors trained in the cadaver lab. Some of their training included practice sessions for neurocranial and skull-based surgery. These sessions provide valuable opportunities for the residents to hone their surgical skills before applying them in the operating room.



A collection of faculty and residents from the Department of Neurosurgery standing in front of ballroom at the 2018 TANS meeting.

TANS 2018

February 15, 2018

Some of our faculty and residents recently attended the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons (TANS) 2018 meeting.



Sadiya Ahmad standing in front of her research poster and smiling.

Sadiya Ahmad’s Poster

February 3, 2018

Sadiya Ahmad, a third-year PhD candidate, represented the Cell, Genetics, and Molecular Medicine program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recruitment poster session. Sadiya presented a poster on her thesis project regarding the role of cholesterol homeostasis after brain injury.



Dr. Shaheryar Hafeez demonstrates how to operate the NormaTec Pulse compression device.

NormaTec Pulse compression device In-Service

January 26, 2018

Shaheryar Hafeez, M.D., recently led an in-service for attending nurses featuring the NormaTec Pulse compression device. NormaTec’s peristaltic pulse dynamic compression along with anticoagulant medication should help decrease the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among NeuroICU patients and promote their recovery.



Dr. Ramesh Grandhi smiling for his staff photo.

Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., Winner of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award

January 11, 2018

UT Health Neurosurgery is proud to announce that our very own Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., was named a winner of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award for his exemplary leadership and achievement in our community. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2018/01/03/sabj-announces-the-201840-under-40-honorees.html#g/426985/20



Dr. Garvin and other members of the Neurocritical Care Team standing and smiling with Patient Victoria Briseno.

Victoria Briseno’s Story

January 8, 2018

Last November, Victoria Briseno began experiencing neck pain that quickly progressed to limb weakness. She was taken to an ER for fear that she had suffered a spinal cord stroke. After being hospitalized for nine days, Victoria was transferred to the Neuro ICU at UHS for evaluation and treatment. She was treated by Rachel Garvin, […]



Dr. Viktor Bartanusz standing and smiling in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

Welcome Back Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D.

January 4, 2018

UT Health Neurosurgery is excited to welcome back Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D., to our faculty. We look forward to a wonderful future ahead



Former Patient James Durham standing and smiling with a group of Neurocritical Care Team members.

James Durham

December 14, 2017

Six years ago, James Durham was in a motorcycle accident. He was immediately rushed to the ER, where he was treated by the Neurocritical Care team. During his time in the hospital, he had a craniotomy, which was performed by Viktor Bartanusz, MD. James shared part of his experience with us: “I was in a […]