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Photo of SCCM presenters.

SCCM Presentation

October 14, 2019

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, recently served as the moderator for an event sponsored by the Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. At the event, Jean-Louis Caron, MD, FRACS, FACS, and Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, FNCS, gave a thought-provoking presentation about the management of intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury.



Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gather for a group photo

Spirit Week 2019

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Spirit Week 2019, staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together on Wednesday to enjoy some delicious paletas and show off their new UT Health San Antonio t-shirts. It’s a privilege to work with such special people who share a passion for progress. #uthealthsaprogress



2019 SECC

SECC 2019

October 9, 2019

We are proud to report that the Department of Neurosurgery had an 82% overall participation rate at the end of the 2019 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), the 2nd highest rate within the Long School of Medicine. Our SECC coordinator, Joan Seyle, was selected to attend the citywide 2019 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Luncheon scheduled […]



Dr. Floyd presents Dr. Birnbaum with his service award.

Service Award

September 27, 2019

Earlier today, John Floyd, M.D., presented Lee A. Birnbaum M.D., with an award from UT Health celebrating his 10 years of service to the university. Congratulations, Dr. Birnbaum! The Department of Neurosurgery thanks you for all the contributions you have made to our institution.



Dr. Alexander Papanastassiou smiling for his staff photo.

National Science Foundation Grant

September 13, 2019

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to UT Health to support a research project overseen by Department of Neurosurgery faculty member Alexander Papanastassiou, MD. Dr. Papanastassiou’s project will focus on the design and implementation of a device that can be used to treat chronic subdural hematoma, a common neurosurgical condition in […]



Photo of Department of Neurosurgery team members.

Welcome Reception 2019

September 12, 2019

The Department of Neurosurgery hosted a welcome reception this past weekend for two new faculty members and two new residents who recently joined the department. We rented out three cabanas at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa so that our old and new team members (and their lovely families) could meet […]



Kristi Guerrero sits in front of a microscope in our research lab.

Meet the Researcher: A Conversation with Kristi Guerrero

July 29, 2019

Kristi Guerrero, a graduate student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program at UT Health San Antonio, was recently featured in an article for the Pipette Gazette. We’re proud to have Kristi as a member of our research team and excited to see the contributions she will make to the study of neurodegenerative disease and brain […]



The Neuro Intensive Care Unit team members pose with our new residents and medical students who will be rotating with us the month of July 2019.

Welcome, New Students and Residents

July 12, 2019

The Department of Neurosurgery and the members of the Neuro ICU team extend a warm welcome to the new medical students and residents who will be rotating with us during the month of July. We are excited to have them join us so that they can continue to learn more about the field of neurocritical […]



Drs. Grant Booher,, Ian McDougall, and Vaibhav Patel pose for their group graduation photo.

Graduation 2019

July 10, 2019

The Department of Neurosurgery recently celebrated the graduation of Grant Booher, M.D., Ian McDougall, M.D., and Vaibhav Patel, M.D. During the ceremony, our faculty and staff had the opportunity to recognize the contributions these graduates made to our department during their residency. We wish them the very best in all their future endeavors!  



Dr. Derek Samples smiling for his staff photo.

Resident Paper Competition Success

June 27, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Samples for his success earlier this month at the annual meeting of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society. Dr. Samples won third place in the Resident Paper Competition for his article entitled “Role of Follow-up CT Scans in the Management of Traumatic Pediatric Epidural Hematomas.”