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Graduation 2020: Celebrating David Wallace, M.D.

June 19, 2020

This Saturday, June 20th, the Department of Neurosurgery will celebrate the graduation of David Wallace, M.D., from our residency program. With his keen insight, hard work, and wonderful sense of humor, Dr. Wallace has made many important contributions to our program that are sure to be long-lasting. Although we are sad to see him go, […]



The neurocritical care team smiling for a group photo while they learn how to place invasive central lines.

Invasive Central Line Placement Class

October 13, 2017

Our neurocritical care team recently attended their first invasive central line placement class, hosted by Arrow, International, Inc.



Patient Bradley wearing a cranial remolding helmet and smiling.

Bradley’s Story

January 6, 2017

When Bradley was a month old, he was diagnosed with sagittal craniosynostosis. His mother, Laura, was told to contact the pediatric neurosurgery clinic at UHS. Once she and her son arrived at the clinic, they met Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, and Erica Salazar, RN, MSN, FNB-BC. “We loved them immediately,” Laura told us. “They were so […]



Rocky Buchanan standing with Dr. Sun and a neurosurgery resident, smiling during a clinic visit.

Rocky Buchanan’s Story

December 22, 2016

Earlier this year, Rocky Buchanan was in an 18-wheeler accident that left him with an unstable upper cervical spine fracture and spinal cord injury. He was airlifted to UHS and taken to the Neuro ICU, where our neurocritical care team helped stabilize him. Rocky’s lung function was extremely tenuous, which complicated his case, but Derrick […]



Jesus Flores sitting in a clinic waiting room.

Jesus Flores’ Story

October 20, 2016

Just over a month ago, Jesus Flores had a brain aneurysm at work and passed out. Shortly thereafter, he made an appointment with Dr. Ramesh Grandhi to discuss his case. Because his aneurysm was too large for endovascular coiling treatment, the decision was made to “clip” the aneurysm in order to isolate it from normal […]



Grant to Find a Cure for Glioblastomas

December 13, 2012

Our very own Dr. John R. Floyd II will be a leading collaborator on a study researching how to overcome drug resistance in deadly central nervous system tumors – glioblastomas. Last week the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) granted $755,718 to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) in collaboration with The […]


Neuro Oncology Clinic Uses Team Approach to Treat Brain Tumors

September 18, 2009

San Antonio is benefiting from a new clinic at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. It features a group of doctors devoted to treating patients with brain tumors. Anita Stadnik, 53, of Austin was working as a Continental flight attendant a year ago when she suffered a seizure on the job. She was rushed to a […]