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

Invasive Central Line Placement Class

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday Sep 25, 2017 | Share This Item

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

Craniofacial Clinic

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday Sep 18, 2017 | Share This Item

Last Tuesday, Pablo and Amanda Gonzalez brought their daughter, Alessia, to the very first craniofacial clinic. Alessia has Apert syndrome and came to the clinic for a follow-up after having two craniosynostosis surgeries. The clinic is unique because it gives families a chance to meet with many specialists in one visit.

The doctors and their specialties:
Dr. Marisa Earley - pediatric ENT disorders
Dr. Christian Stallworth - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Mark Miller - pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery
Dr. Izabela Tarasiewicz - pediatric neurosurgery

Symposium on Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Wednesday Sep 13, 2017 | Share This Item

UT Health San Antonio will be organizing the inaugural Symposium on Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases On Saturday, October 21, 2018. This conference is intended for health care providers and other allied professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of stroke. Multiple members of our department will be playing important roles. Lee A. Birnbaum, MD, and Ramesh Grandhi, MD, are course co- directors at the event. Shaheryar Hafeez, MD, and Jean-Louis Caron, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, will be giving presentations.