News


Naomi Sayre, PhD, Awarded R01 Grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

August 23, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Naomi Sayre, PhD, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her research project, entitled: “LRP1 as a novel regulator of CXCR4 in adult neural stem cells and post-stroke response.” Over the next five years, this 1.2 million […]




Ali Seifi, MD, Selected as Recipient of AES Stars of Education Award

August 15, 2023

The Long School of Medicine Academy of Educational Scholars (AES) has selected Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM, as a recipient of the AES Stars of Education Award. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by educators at the LSOM and the impact their teaching has made at our institution. Visit the link below to […]



Dr. David Jimenez smiling for his staff photo.

Department of Neurosurgery Opens Fund in Memory of Founding Chair, David F. Jimenez, MD

August 1, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is sad to share the news that David F. Jimenez, MD, Founding Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery, Long School of Medicine, and internationally renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon, passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas on May 25th, 2023. Dr. Jimenez was a pioneer in minimally invasive cranial surgery, especially endoscopic […]



New Publication from STAR Registry

July 3, 2023

Drs. Webb and Mascitelli have authored a new publication entitled: “Predictors of Angiographic Outcome After Failed Thrombectomy for Large Vessel Occlusion: Insights from the Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm Registry.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37377425/


Fadi Al–Saiegh, MD

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, to Give Virtual Lecture about Cerebral Aneurysm Techniques

June 20, 2023

Fadi Al-Saiegh, MD, will be giving a virtual lecture about novel techniques for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms on July 5th at 6:30 PM CST. The lecture is hosted by the Bexar County Physician Assistant Society and is open to non-members. Register for it by using the link below. https://bexarcountypasociety.org/event-5307484  



Graduation News – Geoffrey Peitz, MD, and Sam Tavakoli, MD

June 16, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Geoffrey Peitz, MD, and Sam Tavakoli, MD, will be graduating from our residency program tomorrow, Saturday June 17th. We are proud to have worked with these fine physicians for the past seven years and wish them both the very best as they begin this next chapter […]


Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou

Dr. Papanastassiou to Present Seminar on Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

June 14, 2023

Curious about Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s disease? Patients, family, friends, and caregivers are invited to join neurosurgeon and DBS expert, Alexander Papanastassiou, MD, and neurologist Okeanis Vaou, MD, for a free seminar on July 8th to learn about DBS, an effective treatment that can relieve fluctuations of symptoms and dyskinesias caused by Parkinson’s […]



Department Qualifies for 2023 CNS SANS Challenge

June 13, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that we have qualified as a top team for the 2023 Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS Challenge! This means that we will be able to participate in the on-site challenge taking place at the CNS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Congratulations and best of luck to our […]



Justin Mascitelli, MD, Featured in UT Health Physicians Stroke Video

June 9, 2023

Department of Neurosurgery faculty member Justin Mascitelli, MD, was recently featured in a UT Health Physicians video discussing stroke prevention and risk reduction. You can watch the video by visiting the link below.



Fellowship Program Receives CAST Certification

June 8, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that the Neuroendovascular Surgery Advisory Committee (NESAC) and Committee on Accreditation of Subspecialty Training (CAST) of the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) have certified our CNS endovascular fellowship program. These organizations work to develop and clarify advanced subspecialty training requirements within the field of neurosurgery so that […]