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2019 International Stroke Conference

Dr. Cameron McDougall standing in front of his poster and smiling with a glass of water in his hand.

Cameron M. McDougall, M.D., recently presented a poster at the 2019 International Stroke Conference titled “Microsurgery Treatment Rate for Unruptured Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations is Increased post-ARUBA.” Many of our faculty members contributed to his research, including Jean-Louis R. Caron, M.D., FRCS(c), FACS, Lee Birnbaum, M.D., and Justin Robert Mascitelli, M.D.

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Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Dr. Ali Seifi posing for his staff photo.

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Dr. Seifi was recently elected by the members of the Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to fill the at-large seat on their board of directors. The SCCM is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the […]

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Thank you!

The Neurocritical Care Team posing for a holiday photo with big smiles and funny hats.

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to recognize the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff that worked so hard taking care of patients in the Neuro ICU over the holidays.

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Craig G van Horne, M.D., Ph.D.

Drs. Van Horne and Papanastasiou standing in front of the Department of Neurosurgery doors.

Last Friday, the Department of Neurosurgery was visited by Craig G van Horne, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Kentucky. During grand rounds, Dr. Horne discussed a neurosurgical approach to the delivery of cell therapies for disease modification in Parkinson’s disease. We thank Dr. Horne for taking the time to see us and share his […]

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46th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS

Dr. Derek Samples standing in front of his research poster and smiling.

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., and Derek C. Samples, M.D., recently attended the section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Nashville. They presented a poster describing the role of follow-up CT scans in the management of traumatic pediatric epidural hematomas.

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Welcome, Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C.

Nurse Practitioner Sherman Wieneke smiling in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to welcome Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C. Sherman achieved his masters in nursing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is certified as an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sherman has a background in emergency medicine as well as primary care. He has […]

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Happy Holidays

An array of festive holiday items sprawling across a tabletop in the Department of Neurosurgery.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around the office!

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SciTech Now

Screenshot of Dr. Robert Mascitelli sitting and answering questions for his interview with KLRN.

Justin Robert Mascitelli, M.D., was recently interviewed for the KLRN show “SciTech Now.” During his segment, Dr. Mascitelli demonstrated how “Rapid Stroke” technology enables physicians to receive and review patient imaging directly on their cell phones. Having immediate access to that kind of critical information can make all the difference in an emergency, especially when […]

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UHS Halloween

Dr. Ali Seifi is posed with three other individuals who are dressed up for a Halloween party.

To celebrate Halloween, UHS hosted a party for patients and staff. Many of our neurocritical care team members attended along with Michael Roussos and Jason Morrow, MD, PhD.

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Fundamentals of Spinal Deformity Surgery

Resident surgeons standing in scrubs and practicing techniques in the anatomy lab.

Derrick Sun, M.D., recently met with our residents to review the fundamentals of spinal deformity surgery and discuss how those principles apply to patient care. Afterward, the residents gathered at our anatomy lab to practice some of the techniques used to correct spinal deformities. The resident surgeons practiced placing traditional iliac screws and sacral-2-alar-iliac (S2AI) […]

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