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Welcome New Faculty

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

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

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Graduation 2018

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

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!

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Carolyn’s Story

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

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 […]

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New Residents

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

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.

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Adley’s Post

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

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. […]

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Hudson’s Story

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

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 […]

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Anatomy lab

Dr. Derrick Sun and others working hard in the anatomy lab.

Derrick Sun, MD, recently met with our residents to discuss the workflow associated with navigated, minimally-invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF). Afterward, the group gathered at our anatomy lab to practice the “free-hand” technique for lumbar pedicle screw placement, meticulous disc space preparation, and expandable TLIF cage insertion. Stations were made available for residents to […]

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KSAT 12 Stroke Month Video

Dr. Lee Birnbaum clicks on a mouse while two onlookers study his computer screen.

Lee Birnbaum, M.D., was recently featured in a KSAT 12 video about Stroke Awareness Month. The report highlights the story of his patient, Patty Reagan, who was able to receive quick treatment for her stroke and make a full recovery.   Watch the video here  

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Carl Middleton 5 Years with the Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. John Floyd presents Carl Middleton with an award commemorating his fifth year at the Department of Neurosurgery.

Thank you, Carl Middleton, for 5 years of excellent work!

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John Robert Floyd II, M.D, Appointment New Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery

Dean Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, smiling and standing next to Dr. John Floyd in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

Today, the dean of the Long School of Medicine, Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP, announced the appointment of John Robert Floyd II, M.D., to the position of chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, effective June 1, 2018. He was selected from a pool of strong finalists assembled by a national search committee headed by Dr. Robin Brey, […]

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