Neurocritical Care

Denise Rios, ACANP-BC, APRN, RN, MSN

Advanced Practice Provider

Personal Statement:

My mission is to provide compassionate and exemplary care to every patient and family member. I will help educate patients and families dealing with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and neurological disorders. I will use evidence based practice in caring for my patients and continue to evolve my practice with continuing research to provide the best care for my patients. I dedicate my time and effort to help bridge the total care of patients by working closely with physicians, residents and ancillary staff.


University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
University of Texas Heath Science Center in San Antonio- Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Registered Nurse


Member of Society of Critical Care

Medicine Member of Neurocritical Care Society


Pape, Tess M., Guerra, Denise M., Muzquiz, M., Byrant, John B., Ingram, Michelle, Schranner, Bonnie, Alcala, Armando, Sharp, Johanna, Bishop, Dawn, Carreno, Estella,Welker, jesusita. Innovative approches to reducing nurses’ dstraction during medicationadministration. J Contin Educ Nurs 2005 May- Jun; 36 (3):108-16; quiz 141-2 Ross-Jordon S. Elliott, Daniel Agustin Godoy, Joel E. Michalek, Reza Behrouz, Marwah A. Elsehety, Shaheryar Hafeez, Denise Rios, and Ali Seifi, ” The Effect of Morbid Obesity on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Prognosis in the United States”, World Neurosurgery, vol. 105, pp 732-736, 2017 Denise Rios, Kristina Winters, Marina Martinez, Gennine Yahya, Allison Gebhardt, Ali Seifi, ” Nursing Opinion about Pupillometer Usage in the Neurointensive Care Unit”, Critical Care Medicine. January 2018- Vol 46 Issue 1 p 588