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Pastport 2017

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 |  Thursday Apr 6, 2017 | Share This Item

Each year hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows showcase their research at Passport, the largest research meeting held at UT Health San Antonio. This annual event, co-sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Research and Graduate Medical Education offices, provides participants with the opportunity to present posters covering topics related to research, quality improvement, and patient safety. This year, the Department of Neurosurgery was represented by more than 20 medical students working under the mentorship of Dr. Ali Seifi. We are proud of their accomplishments and excited to share some photos of the event with you.

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Medicenna Treats First Patient in Phase 2b Recurrent Glioblastoma Trial

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Thursday Apr 13, 2017 | Share This Item

Each year hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows showcase their research at Passport, the largest research meeting held at UT Health San Antonio. This annual event, co-sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Research and Graduate Medical Education offices, provides participants with the opportunity to present posters covering topics related to research, quality improvement, and patient safety. This year, the Department of Neurosurgery was represented by more than 20 medical students working under the mentorship of Dr. Ali Seifi. We are proud of their accomplishments and excited to share some photos of the event with you.

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Nathanael's story

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Tuesday Apr 18, 2017 | Share This Item


When Nathanael was diagnosed with sagittal craniosynostosis, his family was initially very anxious. After meeting with David F. Jimenez, MD, FACS, their fears started to abate because they felt their son was in the best hands possible. Nathanael’s father, Carlos, told us that the experience of watching his son go into surgery was scary, but the procedure went well. Carlos was also concerned about how the surgery might affect his son’s development, but he has confirmed that Nathanael is now in kindergarten and “excelling at school.” Carlos also praised the director of our cranial remolding program: Darren J. Poidevin, CPO, LPO. “Darren did a good job with the helmet therapy. He explained things so well and was there for us every step of the way.”

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