Residents

2022 Virtual Residency Diversity Fair

August 18, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery will be participating in a live interactive residency fair taking place on Wednesday, August 31st, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You can register for this event by visiting the link below. Registration ends August 29th at 5:00 PM CST. https://uthscsa-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ntrUAF5MQhyxsyL7yuRzzg


New Article Published in Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

August 3, 2022

Faculty and residents from the Department of Neurosurgery recently published an article in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience demonstrating that most ruptured aneurysms are small and have low rupture risk scores. The article’s co-authors include Lee Birnbaum, MD, Justin Mascitelli, MD, Pavel Rodriguez, MD, Victoria Fischer, MD, and Matthew Webb, MD. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35878541/


Dr. Matthew Webb smiling for his staff photo.

SNIS 2022 – Dr. Webb Presents Abstract for Predicators of Failed Thrombectomy in Large Vessel Occlusion

July 27, 2022

Tomorrow, July 28th, Matthew Webb, MD, will be presenting an abstract discussing “Predicators of Failed Thrombectomy in Large Vessel Occlusion” at the 19th annual meeting of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) in Toronto.  



Graduation 2022

June 15, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Ryan McDermott, MD, and Christopher Sy, MD, will be graduating from our residency program this Friday. We are proud to have worked with these fine physicians for the past seven years. We wish them both the very best as they begin this next chapter of their […]


Dr. Geoffrey Peitz smiling for his staff photo.

Dr. Peitz Completes Enfolded Neurocritical Care Fellowship

June 13, 2022

Congratulations to Geoffrey Peitz, MD, on his successful completion of our enfolded Neurocritical Care Fellowship! Dr. Peitz is the second person ever to enroll in this fellowship, which was specifically designed to train strong intensivists who are capable of caring for critically ill patients and navigating the complexities of neurologic injury and disease. We are […]



2022-2023 MATCH RESULT

Our 2022-2023 Match Results

March 18, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce the 2022-2023 Match applicants who will be joining our residency team this July: Greg Murtha, MD, and Kurt Shaffer, MD. When you get the chance to meet them, please make sure to introduce yourself to these fine physicians and welcome them to our community.



Dr. Ghamasaee smiles for her profile photo.

Dr. Ghamasaee Wins Best Resident Non-Clinical Research Presentation at TANS

March 9, 2022

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to announce that Pegah Ghamasaee, MD, won the award for the Best Resident Non-clinical Research Presentation at this year’s annual meeting of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.



Article and Surgical Video Published in Operative Neurosurgery

February 25, 2022

Team members from the Department of Neurosurgery have published an article and surgical video in Operative Neurosurgery describing a far lateral craniotomy and clip ligation of a ruptured high cervical/foramen magnum dural arteriovenous fistula. The residents and faculty member who authored the article were: Samon Tavakoli, MD, Matthew Webb, MD, Thomas Patterson, MD, William Johnson, […]


New residents stand and pose in front of the department office sign.

Resident Orientation 2021

June 23, 2021

The Department of Neurosurgery is proud to introduce our three new residents (left to right): Alexander Villahermosa, M.D., Molly Farrell, D.O., and Daniel Smerin, M.D. After their recent orientation, these interns are equipped and prepared to begin their neurosurgical education with us on July 1st. All of us look forward to working with them and […]



Team members at a pool party.

Summertime Pool Party 2021

June 15, 2021

Justin Mascitelli, M.D., recently hosted a pool party for team members from the Department of Neurosurgery. Relaxing by the pool with burgers, drinks, and a game of cornhole was a great way to start the summer! The team was also fortunate to be visited by Reade De Leacy, M.D., from the Mount Sinai Department of […]