An elf sits in front of a diagram depicting the skeleton of a reindeer.

Elfisode 2: Class Act

December 11, 2019

Our resident elf was recently found hard at work in the reindeer anatomy lab. Good for you, Neuro-Elf! Way to rack up those Continuing Medical Education credit hours.

Enter the Neuro-Elf

December 10, 2019

It looks like our resident elf has been busy making mischief at the Department of Neurosurgery this holiday season… Maybe you can find a better spot to blow your hair dry next time, Neuro-Elf?

Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting and Education Day (2019)

November 25, 2019

Dr. Sandeep Burma (Neurosurgery and Biochemistry & Structural Biology) received the “Award for Excellence in Adult Basic Science” at the Society for NeuroOnclogy (SNO) Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The award, sponsored by the National Brain Tumor Society, was given for his laboratory’s research on the role of senescent astrocytes in promoting brain tumor development which […]

Employee Service Award Reception

November 22, 2019

Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery recently attended a UT award reception celebrating employee service anniversaries. Several individuals from our department were recognized for the contributions they have made to the university, including: Lori DePriest (5 years), David Garza (5 years), Lydia Boyd (10 years), Lee Birnbaum, M.D. (10 years), Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D. (10 […]

United Way Campaign Lunch

November 14, 2019

We wanted to share some pictures from the city-wide 2019 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Lunch that took place on October 24th. Joan Seyle, our department’s SECC coordinator, was invited to attend as a representative of UT Health and the Long School of Medicine. UT Health San Antonio exceeded the limit set at $360,000.00 and raised […]

Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery dressed up a Shane Sprague for Halloween!

Happy Halloween (2019)

October 31, 2019

Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery dressed up as team member Shane Sprague for Halloween this year! If you look closely, you can see that they also made name tags. Nice touch!

October Birthdays

October 30, 2019

Staff from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together today to celebrate two of our team members with October birthdays: Chairman John R. Floyd, M.D., and Pearl Canales, CPCS, CPMSM. The department wishes Pearl and Dr. Floyd many happy returns of the day!

Photo of SCCM presenters.

SCCM Presentation

October 14, 2019

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, recently served as the moderator for an event sponsored by the Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. At the event, Jean-Louis Caron, MD, FRACS, FACS, and Chethan P. Venkatasubba Rao, MD, FNCS, gave a thought-provoking presentation about the management of intracranial pressure in traumatic brain injury.

Staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gather for a group photo

Spirit Week 2019

October 10, 2019

To celebrate Spirit Week 2019, staff members from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together on Wednesday to enjoy some delicious paletas and show off their new UT Health San Antonio t-shirts. It’s a privilege to work with such special people who share a passion for progress. #uthealthsaprogress