Neurosurgery Shining Stars Award Winners – Jennifer Avilez and Nicole Postell

December 17, 2020

We are pleased to share the news that two of our employees tied for winner of the Neurosurgery Shining Stars Award for the month of November: Jennifer Avilez and Nicole Postell. Jennifer joined our team in 2018 as a medical assistant. Her coworkers describe her as a hard worker who is organized, knowledgeable, and kind […]

Maria Paz smiles while posing for a photo.

Neurosurgery Shining Stars Award Winner – Maria Paz

August 13, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our very first Neurosurgery Shining Stars Award is Maria Paz. The Shining Stars Award was established to recognize the efforts of staff members who demonstrate exceptional dedication to our department. Maria has been a valued member of our team since 2016. She started with us as […]

Ashleigh Johns poses for a photo in a white labcoat

Welcome, Ashleigh Johns!

July 27, 2020

The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to announce that Ashleigh Johns, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, has joined our neurocritical care team as a nurse practitioner. Ms. Johns attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Texas […]

Staff Social Media Series – Pets

May 14, 2020

During these troubling times, the companionship of pets can be a source of great comfort and stress relief. This week, team members from the Department of Neurosurgery expressed appreciation for their furry (and not-so-furry) friends by sharing these photos with us. We hope they make you smile.  

Staff Social Media Series – Back to Nature

May 6, 2020

Trying to maintain social distancing guidelines can be difficult. Thankfully, Mother Nature is the one person you can still visit any time of the day! While working from home this week, team members from the Department of Neurosurgery decided to enjoy the outdoors together. If you get a chance to do the same, snap a […]

Happy Nurses Month!

May 6, 2020

Happy Nurses Month! On behalf of the Department of Neurosurgery, we thank all of the nurses at UT and beyond for your dedication and commitment. You inspire us all. Traditionally, Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6 -12, but this year the American Nurses Association has expanded the celebration to the month of May. Have […]

Staff Social Media Series – Team Coffee Break

April 22, 2020

Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery are taking a team coffee break this week while working from home. Enjoy a beverage of your choice in solidarity with us! #stayhomesavelives

Dr. Garvin poses with well-wishers.

Dr. Garvin’s Farewell Party

January 29, 2020

Last week, the Department of Neurosurgery got a chance to wish Dr. Rachel Garvin farewell. Team members gathered together at Nicha’s to celebrate all the contributions she has made to our program and congratulate her as she begins the next chapter of her career. Best of luck, Dr. Garvin!

Elfisode 7: Cool Beanz!

December 23, 2019

HEY! Busy elves need coffee breaks too! C’mon, people. Those toys aren’t going to make themselves.

Neuro Elf in a glass jar with blue ornaments.

Elfisode 6: Strictly Ornamental

December 20, 2019

“Forget your baubles, c’mon get happy…”