June 14, 2019
Laddie, a therapy dog from Paws Up Pet Therapy, visited the Neurocritical Care staff this afternoon to relieve some stress and make everyone smile. Laddie enjoys herding cats, giving high fives, and being treated to the occasional Whatburger Justaburger patty.
June 5, 2019
Graduate Medical Education periodically publishes a newsletter with helpful articles, tips, and resources compiled together to promote resident wellness. The most recent edition of their newsletter featured the Department of Neurosurgery’s residency program with an article written by Drs. David Wallace and Alexander Papanastassiou. You can read the newsletter and learn more about resident wellness […]
June 3, 2019
All of us at the Department of Neurosurgery extend our best wishes to Rachel Garvin, M.D., F.N.C.S., for winning the 2018-2019 Diane Solomon, MD, Award for Excellence in Teaching as voted by the neurology medical students at UT Health San Antonio. Congratulations, Dr. Garvin!
May 31, 2019
John Floyd, M.D., recently presented Jean-Louis Caron, M.D., FRCS(c), FACS, and Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D., with employee service awards. Dr. Caron is celebrating 15 years of service to UT Health and Dr. Bartanusz is celebrating 10 years of service to the university.
May 24, 2019
Dr. Lee Birnbaum was recently featured in another KENS 5 story. During the segment, he explained how smoking and estrogen-based oral contraceptives can contribute to a person’s overall risk for stroke. You can read or watch the story here.
May 23, 2019
During his interview with KENS 5, Dr. Lee Birnbaum discussed the risk factors for stroke among young people. He also addressed a news headline that recently circulated about a man from Oklahoma who suffered a stroke after popping his neck. You can read or watch the story here.
May 21, 2019
Dr. Lee Birnbaum was recently interviewed by KENS 5 for their informative story about stroke patient Mario Herrera. During the segment, Dr. Birnbaum stressed how crucial timing can be during the treatment of stroke. You can read or watch the story here.
April 17, 2019
Earlier this April, the director of our neuro ICU, Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, was invited to be a guest speaker at the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference in Dubai. This annual meeting, sponsored by the Neurocritical Care Society and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, brings together prominent specialists and […]
April 15, 2019
The Neurocritical Care Team recently had a simulation lab for invasive lines. The session, taught by Rachel Garvin, M.D., FNCS, and Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, covered a wide range of techniques health care professionals use among critically-ill patients to diagnose infections, relieve pressure, deliver medications, and facilitate breathing.
March 14, 2019
Sandra Holquin suffered from chronic pain throughout most of her life. “I couldn’t walk or even do household chores,” she told us during a recent visit. “Epidural and steroid injections would help, but the pain would always come back.” During an appointment at the pain clinic, she was referred to Alexander M. Papanastassiou, M.D., who […]