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Derek Samples, M.D.

August 31, 2018

We recently talked with Derek Samples, M.D., to ask him to describe his residency with UT Health Neurosurgery: “I have a strong interest in pediatric neurosurgery. I’ve been working with Dr. Tarasiewicz to get a new project off the ground that involves the design and analysis of a rodent model of tethered cord syndrome. The […]



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Research Laboratory staff

August 20, 2018

Meet UT Health Neurosurgery’s research laboratory staff! The research mission of the Department of Neurosurgery has two goals: first to maintain a rigorous, translational, and impactful research program that investigates different issues relating to neurosurgery and neurology. The second goal of our research mission is to effectively educate and train the next generation of investigators […]



Patient Gustavo Macharro lying in a hospital bed while his wife stands by his side.

Gustavo Macharro’s Story

July 31, 2018

After Gustavo Macharro was found down and unconscious at work, he was immediately brought to University Hospital for advanced neurosurgical and trauma care. He was brought to UHS where he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and severe TBI and was emergently operated on by Dr. Koebbe and admitted to the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit […]



Dr. Floyd smiling while presenting Dr. Grandhi with his farewell gift.

Farewell Dr. Grandhi

July 23, 2018

The Department of Neurosurgery recently gathered together to wish Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., a fond farewell. All of us at the department would like to thank Dr. Grandhi for his hard work and dedication. We wish him the best of luck moving forward.



Drs. Justin Mascitelli and Cameron McDougall smiling in staff photos.

Welcome New Faculty

July 13, 2018

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to welcome our newest faculty members Justin Mascitelli, M.D., and Cameron McDougall, M.D.



Drs. Michael McGinity, Shane Hawksworth, and Asif Maknojia standing together and smiling. They are standing left to right in order of descending height.

Graduation 2018

July 9, 2018

The Department of Neurosurgery recently celebrated the graduation of this year’s chief residents: Drs. Michael McGinity, Shane Hawksworth, and Asif Maknojia. During their ceremony, we had the opportunity to recognize the hard work they have dedicated to our department during their residency. We would like to wish each of them a wonderful future ahead!



Carolyn Taylor sitting in a hospital bed and smiling. She is surrounded by machines and hospital equipment.

Carolyn’s Story

July 5, 2018

Carolyn Taylor began having a sharp pain in her head during a workout. She was unable to move and started to vomit. “I was rushed to the ER near my house,” she told us. “There were no neurosurgeons in Corpus Christi that could handle my case, but the pain was very bad. We were rushed […]



Drs. Victoria Fischer, Jonathan Fisher, and Vaidehi Mahadev smiling and wearing white coats in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

New Residents

June 29, 2018

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to introduce our newest residents Victoria Fischer, M.D., Jonathan Fisher M.D., and Vaidehi Mahadev, M.D. We look forward to a wonderful future ahead.



Cranial Remolding Clinical Director Darren Poidevin smiles while holding patient Adley Stubbs. Darren is flanked by Adeley's smiling parents.

Adley’s Post

June 22, 2018

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Adley Stubbs’ family during her final appointment with the Cranial Remolding Program.was diagnosed with metopic craniosynostosis and is now finished with her treatment. We asked Adley’s mother, Emiley Stubbs, about what the family’s experience was like during the cranial remolding process. “At first we were super nervous. […]



Cranial Remolding Clinical Director Darren Poidevin smiling while standing next to Patient Hudson Lockhart and his parents.

Hudson’s Story

June 14, 2018

Hudson Lockhart recently completed his cranial remolding treatment for sagittal craniosynostosis. We were able to catch up with his family to ask about their experience. “We always said before we all started that this was one of the scariest things in the world,” Hudson’s father told us. “But looking back at all the people we […]