Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical Care Physicians/Faculty

Rachel Garvin, MD

Rachel Garvin, MD

Dr. Garvin is a board-certified emergency physician fellowship trained in neurocritical care.  She specializes in the emergency and critical care management of patients with disorders of the brain and spine.  Her emergency medicine background makes her one of a very small number of physicians in the country with this combination of specialty training.
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Ali Seifi, MD

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP

Ali Seifi, MD, FACP, Director of the Neuro ICU, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio who has served as an attending physician since 2012. He oversees the care of patients in University Hospital’s state-of-the-art Neurointensive Care Unit (NICU), as well as leads the unit’s daily operations. This NICU is the only intensive care unit in the region fully dedicated to the care of neurologically ill patients and staffed with physicians and nurses specially trained in the care of patients with brain, spine, and nervous system diseases. Dr. Seifi received his medical degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), where he graduated with honors in 1996. He did his first residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at SUMS and then did his second residency in Internal Medicine at New Jersey’s AtlantiCare Medical Center. Finally, he did two years of an extensive Neurocritical Care fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, a well-known center for Neurosciences. He is triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Neurocritical Care.
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Shaheryar Hafeez, MD

Shaheryar Hafeez, MD

Assistant Professor Shaheryar Hafeez, MD, joined the Department of Neurosurgery in August of 2016. His first exposure to neuroscience was when, as an undergraduate student, he performed a visual cortex ablation on a rat to study how apoptosis of the visual tracts occurred. After he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in neuroscience, he received a grant to study how quality of life was affected by the administration of suboxone for the treatment of opiate addiction. He attended St. George’s University School of Medicine to pursue his medical doctorate and graduated in 2010. After medical school, he completed his residency training for neurology at the world-renown Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Hafeez is currently a member of several national societies: the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Neurology.
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