Pediatric Grand Rounds: Head Shapes

Event Date & Time

February 24, 2023


Microsoft Teams

Event Details:

Speaker:      Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FRCS(C)

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FRCS(C) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D. F.R.C.S.(C), is the Medical Director of the Craniofacial Center at University Health System (UHS).  Dr. Tarasiewicz obtained her medical degree from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada and completed her residency training in neurological surgery at Université Laval in Québec City, Canada. She went on to complete a postgraduate fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at Northwestern University, (Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago). She is board-certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery.  Dr. Tarasiewicz skill set focuses on the management of craniosynostosis and other congenital malformations of the central nervous system, such as spinal bifida/tethered cord and Chiari malformation. Her other areas of expertise are pediatric neuro-trauma, pediatric neuro-oncology, neuro-endoscopy, hydrocephalus, and spasticity.  Dr. Tarasiewicz is currently working to develop the pediatric neurosurgery program in San Antonio and the South Texas region, build comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinics to treat tethered cord and spasticity, and establish a volunteer program to perform neurosurgical procedures for children in underprivileged regions of the world.




Disclosure to Learners

The Pediatric Grand Rounds Planning Committee (Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, Daniel Ranch, MD and Elizabeth Hanson, MD) has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.  Planning Committee member Steven Seidner, MD has disclosed he receives funding from Draeger Medical for the Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) Mode in Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Neonates for which he is a co-principal investigator.


Continuing Medical Education Statements

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The UT Health Science Center San Antonio designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


To register your attendance & claim CME credit, please utilize the new system: “CME Credit via TEXT”

Step One: Text your email address to 844-502-1338 to link your responses to your existing profile in CME database
Step Two: Text Attend plus the 8 digit Activity Code to register your attendance for this week’s grand rounds


Delia Calderon

Academic Programs Coordinator

Grand Rounds Coordinator

Department of Pediatrics – Office of the Chair


UT Health San Antonio

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, Rm. 511L

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7802

San Antonio, TX  78229-3900

(210) 567-3117




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