News


Justin Mascitelli, M.D., Receives Grant from the Joe Niekro Foundation

December 24, 2021

Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently received a grant from the Joe Niekro Foundation to fund his study on the treatment of ruptured wide neck aneurysms. We congratulate Dr. Mascitelli and offer our thanks to the Joe Niekro Foundation for their ardent support of research efforts involving aneurysms, AVMs, and stroke.




Neurocritical Care Society Publishes Review Evaluating Cardiac Troponin Elevation Among SAH Patients

December 22, 2021

The Neurocritical Care Society recently published a comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis mentored by Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM, in collaboration with Harvard School of Medicine. The study was designed to evaluate the clinical value of cardiac troponin elevation as a predictor for adverse outcomes among patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. You can learn […]



Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Publishes PRES Review

December 14, 2021

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine recently published a review about posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) mentored by Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, FNCS, FCCM. The article describes the comprehensive pathophysiology of PRES, as well as clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic intervention during pregnancy. You can learn more about the article’s findings by visiting this link.


JAMA Publishes New STAR Registry Study

December 14, 2021

JAMA recently published a new article about the multicenter STAR Registry of patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy with low ASPECTs scores. The results may help increase the number of patients eligible for this life-saving treatment. Justin Mascitelli, M.D., and UT Health San Antonio Neurosurgery proudly contributed to this study. You can read more about it […]



Dr. Mascitelli Publishes Article Describing New Aneurysm Study

November 9, 2021

Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently completed a study examining treatment options for ruptured wide neck aneurysms. The purpose of the study was to compare the outcomes of patients who underwent endovascular therapy with those who had microsurgical clipping. You can learn more about the study’s findings by reading this article link.  




BOOST-3 Study Information Now Available in Spanish Language Document / La Información del Estudio BOOST-3 Está Disponible en un Documento en Español

August 4, 2021

If you speak Spanish and would like to learn about the BOOST-3 study concerning intensive care patients with traumatic brain injury, consult this document for more details and contact information. Si habla español y le gustaría conocer el estudio BOOST-3 sobre pacientes de cuidados intensivos con lesión cerebral traumática, consulte este documento para obtener más […]



Graduate Student Kristi Guerrero smiles for her staff photo.

Kristi Dietert Interviewed for UT Health’s Pipette Gazette

July 26, 2021

The Pipette Gazette recently spotlighted Kristi Dietert’s selection as a scholar for the Translational Science Training TL1 Program at UT Health. The article describes the research she has been conducting within the lab of Naomi Sayre, Ph.D., and explores her motivations for pursuing scientific investigation. You can read the full article by clicking on the […]



Research Team Awarded Grant from Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

July 9, 2021

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Dr. Naomi Sayre, Dr. Viktor Bartanusz, and Dr. Jim Lechleiter have been awarded a research grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting research that advances our understanding of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and develops new approaches to alleviate the dysfunction […]


Dr. Ali Seifi smiling for his staff photo.

HiccAway Article Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

June 29, 2021

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to share the news that a research article examining the efficacy of Dr. Ali Seifi’s HiccAway invention was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Within their study, HiccAway stopped hiccups in nearly 92% of participant cases and was rated favorably when compared with home […]



UT Health Site Recognized as Top Enrolling Site for Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation Registry

June 24, 2021

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to share the news that the UT Health site for the Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation Registry was recently recognized as the top enrolling site in the nation. The DBS Registry is a study designed to examine the patient outcomes associated with Boston Scientific’s commercially available VERCISE™ System in […]