Department of Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled and state of the art medical care. As a nationally recognized medical center, we continue to experience unprecedented growth and expansion in both the clinical and academic arenas. Our primary mission is to provide helpful and considerate patient care. We also aim to educate and produce highly qualified, ethical and caring future neurosurgeons. Additionally, we strive to advance the field of neurosciences by performing outstanding research.

Mission Statement

  • To educate and train highly qualified compassionate and knowledgeable neurosurgeons.
  • To provide patients with state of the art neurosurgical care in a setting respectful of their needs.
  • To engage in quality research endeavors that lead to innovative therapies and treatments, which may ultimately translate to improved patient care in the field of neurological surgery.

Featured Stories

The Graduation of Byron Branch, MD. (2016)

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Sunday Jun 19, 2016 | Share This Item

UT Neurosurgery Clinic at North Central Baptist Hospital

The Department of Neurosurgery proudly celebrated the graduation of this year's Chief Resident, Dr Byron Branch. This ceremony culminated a long and arduous educational process for Dr Branch, who served as a Chief Resident with exemplary and unblemished fashion. His dedication to patient care, surgical skills, compassion and empathy are second to none. We are convinced that he will have a stellar career and are proud to call him one of our own. He moves to North Carolina to join one of the country's largest neurosurgical groups. We wish him and his beautiful family all the best as he embarks on a new chapter in his life. Be well, happy, healthy and very successful, Dr Branch.

Dr. Branch's Graduation Lunch.

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Friday Jun 17, 2016 | Share This Item

UT Neurosurgery Clinic at North Central Baptist Hospital

Faculty and staff from the Department of Neurosurgery gathered together today to recognize Byron Branch, MD, and celebrate his upcoming graduation with a special lunch.

Although he will be missed, we are proud of Dr. Branch’s accomplishments and excited to see him graduate this weekend.

Gerald Grant, MD

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Friday May 27, 2016 | Share This Item

Dr. Jimenez presents Lisa Beebe with a commemorative plaque in honor of her many years of outstanding service to the Department of Neurosurgery

Today our Grand Rounds presentation was provided by Gerald Grant, MD, who is visiting us from the Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Stanford University.

We thank Dr. Grant for taking the time to see us and share his insight about the blood-tumor barrier.