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Sam Overly Awarded 1st Place at the Ninth Annual Medical Student Research Day 2009

Research Admin

 |  Wednesday Oct 7, 2009 | Share This Item

This summer Department of Neurosurgery was home to four Medical Students who participitated in the Medical Student Research Program.

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New Surgical Technique Uses Laser Energy To Destroy Brain Tumors
 |  Wednesday Oct 7, 2009 | Share This Item

Click For VideoFor the first time in San Antonio, doctors used a new technique to kill a cancerous brain tumor. It’s a novel approach using laser energy.

Deep inside Miguel Perez’ head lurks a potential killer. After a seizure in May, doctors made a frightening discovery. “They found the tumor,” Perez recalled. “They found the tumor and it turned out to be a real bad one.”

Perez has had one surgery to remove the tumor, but now the cancer has returned. This time, Dr. John Floyd, a U.T. Health Science Center neurosurgeon, is trying something different.

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Dr. David Jimenez Named To List of Top 100 Hispanic Influentials

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday Oct 26, 2009 | Share This Item

Dr. David Jimenez, M.D., Professor & Chairman, Department of NeurosurgeryDr. David Jimenez was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine's 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2009 in the education category. Also honored in the education category was Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, Chancellor of UTHSCSA. The school itself is listed as number 5 of the Top 10 Schools for Hispanic Students. Click "Read More" for more information on the honors.

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