Research

Dr. Mascitelli Coauthors New Article about Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion

May 2, 2024

Justin Mascitelli, MD, recently coauthored a new article, entitled: “Focused update to guidelines for endovascular therapy for emergent large vessel occlusion: basilar artery occlusion patients.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38670791/


Dr. Mascitelli Publishes Editorial about Management of Wide-Neck Aneurysms

April 25, 2024

Justin Mascitelli, MD, recently authored a new editorial, entitled: “Management of wide-neck aneurysms in 2024: how does one make the best treatment decision when there are so many good options?” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://jnis.bmj.com/content/16/5/433


Department Team Members Coauthor New Publication

January 25, 2024

Medical student Sarath Pathuri, Drs. Johnson, Webb, Al-Saiegh, Morton, Birnbaum, and Mascitelli have coauthored a new publication, entitled: “Development of the Circle of Willis Score (COWS) to help guide decision making during acute tandem occlusion treatment: Preliminary analysis.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38244414/


Department Team Members Coauthor New Publication

January 24, 2024

Medical student Sarath Pathuri, resident William Johnson, MD, and Justin Mascitelli, MD, have coauthored a new publication, entitled: “Treatment of intraorbital arteriovenous fistulas with direct puncture: a case series and review of treatments since 1978.” You can view the article by visiting the link below: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38238007/  


Dr. Burma’s Research Featured in Local News Reporting

October 24, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to report that Sandeep Burma, PhD, in conjunction with other researchers at the Mays Cancer Center, has published important work pinpointing the molecular mechanisms by which BRCA1 gene mutations cause cancer in women. Their groundbreaking work has been covered by UT Health, Newswise, News 4 San Antonio, and Spectrum […]


Kristi Dietert prepares to present her dissertation.

Congratulations to Kristi Dietert, PhD!

October 23, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to share the news that Kristi Dietert, a UT Health graduate research assistant working in the lab of Dr. Naomi Sayre, recently presented her dissertation and completed her PhD program in Integrated Biomedical Science within the Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms discipline. Her dissertation focused on the role […]




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 […]



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/


Team Members Publish New Article and Operative Video

May 26, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Oluwaseun Omoba, MS, Samon Tavakoli, MD, and Justin Mascitelli, MD, have published a new article in Operative Neurosurgery: “Right Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Microvascular Decompression and Glioneuronal Hamartoma Resection for Trigeminal Neuralgia: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.” You can read their article and watch their operative video using the […]


Dr. Sayre’s Laboratory Publishes New Manuscript

May 19, 2023

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce the publication of a new manuscript from the laboratory of Naomi Sayre, PhD: “Loss of LRP1 in adult neural stem cells impairs migration to ischemic lesions.” In their study, the authors describe how the lipoprotein receptor family member, LRP1, regulates the expression of chemokine receptor CXCR4 to […]