David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS

Department: Neurosurgery
Position: Professor

Personal Statement:

nternationally recognized pediatric neurosurgery expert David F. Jimenez, M.D., serves as a professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior managerial and academic appointments include 12 years of both neurosurgery director and tenured professorial positions at the University of Missouri-School of Medicine and University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics (Columbia). His areas of expertise in the surgery suite and research lab have always focused on both pediatric and general neurosurgery.

Dr. Jimenez’s list of medical honors and awards is quite extensive, reflecting his lifetime work as a thought leader, sought-after lecturer, well-funded researcher and prolific writer. He has presented abstracts, posters or lectures at well over 250 local, national and international meetings; contributed material to almost two dozen neurosurgical books, and published over 65 papers.

Dr. Jimenez has appeared as a guest on local and national TV and radio programs, including the Discovery Health Channel (profiled as a “Super Surgeon”) and ABC’s Good Morning America. His life-changing neurosurgical pediatric practice has been profiled in numerous healthcare and general interest publications of local and national scope. In addition, he is a member and long-time leader in professional societies such as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Clef Palate-Craniofacial Association.


Education:

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Awards & Accomplishments:

San Antonio Best Doctors 2014: S.A. Scene Magazine

America’s Top Doctors 10 Years: Castle Connolly Medical

Texas Super Doctors: Listed in the Texas Monthly Magazine in Texas Super Doctors

Best Doctors: San Antonio Magazine

San Antonio’s Best Doctors 2013: S.A. Scene Magazine

Best Doctors in America: Central Region – Pediatric Neurosurgery

America’s Top Doctors: Castle Connolly Medical LTD., New York

Top Doctors – US News and World Report: Top 1% in the nation in Neurosurgery

San Antonio’s Best Doctors 2012: SA Magazine

San Antonio’s Best Doctors 2012: Scene in SA Magazine

Best Doctors in America 2011-2012: The Best Doctors in America: The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken SC, 2010

San Antonio‘s Best Doctors 2011-2012: SA Magazine

Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in the field of Research: Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in the field of Research, Medicine and Healthcare, Uniondale, NY

San Antonio’s Best Doctors 2010: Scene in SA

Second Place Award, History Poster Section: Second Place Award, History Poster Section. “Historical Review of Autogenous Fat Graft Use to Prevent Latrogenic CSF Rhinorrhea after Transsphenoidal Approaches.” American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World: Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Throughout the World, Long Island City, NY, 2010

The Best Doctors in America: The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken SC, 2010

America‘s Top Doctors: America‘s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical LTD., New York NY, 2010

The Best Doctors in San Antonio: The Best Doctors in San Antonio by Scene in SA Magazine

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Presidential Award: University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Presidential Award for Excellence in Clinical Service, San Antonio, TX, 2009

The Best Doctors in America: The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc., Aiken SC, 2009

America’s Top Surgeon: America’s Top Surgeon, SLD Industries, Woodland Hills, CA, 2009

 


Publications

Talley Watts L, Sprague S, Zheng W, Garling RJ, Jimenez D, Digicaylioglu M, Lechleiter J.. Purinergic 2Y1 receptor stimulation decreases cerebral edema and reactive gliosis in a traumatic brain injury model. PubMed; 2013 Jan. p. 55-66. (Neurotrauma; vol. 30, no. 1). M. Guo, Caron MD FRCSC FACS J, Jimenez DF, Ding Y. Increased Cerebral Metabolism in Exercise-Induced Neuroprotection After Stroke 2008. p. 86-86. (Cerebrovascular Diseases; vol. 25, no. S2).

Barone CM, Jimenez DF, Helling, Eric. What is the Incidence of Hypertelorism In Filipino Frontonasal Encephalocele Patients? (Oasis Abstract).

Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Encephaloceles, Meningoceles, and Dermal Sinuses In: A. Leland Albright, Ian F. Pollack, P. David Adelson. Priciples and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery 3rd Edition. New York, NY: Thieme; 2015. p. 205 – 229.

Jimenez DF, Savage, JG, Samuelson, M. Chapter 7: Developmental Anomalies: Arachnoid Cysts, Dermoids, and Epidermoids In: Principles of Neurological Surgery 3rd ed.. Philadelphia PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012. p. 127 – 135.

Rogers JN, Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Scaphocephaly/Sagittal Synostosis: Endoscopic Wide Vertex Craniectomy In: Chapter 9: Scaphocephaly / Sagittal Synostosis, In: Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery, GI Jallo, KF Kothbauer, and G Pradilla, Eds. New York, New York: Thieme; 2010.

Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic Techniques for Craniosynostosis In: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics. New York: Elsevier Inc.; 2010.

5. Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Endoscopic Treatment of Craniosynostosis In: Jimenez DF, Barone CM. In Youmans: Youmans Neurological Surgery. In Press: 2009.

Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Treatment of Lamboid Synostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques In: Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme; 2008. p. 190 – 193.

Jimenez DF. Endoscopic approaches to the ventricular system In: Jimenez DF. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme; 2008. p. 215 – 226.

Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Exorbitism In: Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme; 2008. p. 76 – 82.

Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Orbital Hypertelorism and Orbital Dystopia In: Jimenez DF, Barone CM, Goodrich JT. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme; 2008. p. 88 – 95.

Jimenez DF, Loftus T. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release In: Jimenez DF, Loftus T. In: Midha R, Zager E: Surgery of Peripheral Nerve: A Case Based Approach. New York: Thieme; 2008.

Jimenez DF, Barone CM. Treatment of Lamboidal Synostosis with Calvarial Reconstructive Techniques In: Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Pediatric Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme; 2008.

Barone CM, Jimenez DF. Encephaloceles, meningoceles and dermal sinuses. In: Albright: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery, 2nd edition.. New York: Thieme; 2007. p. 233 – 253.

Jimenez DF. Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release via A Biportal Approach In: Jimenez DF. Neurosurgical Operative Atlas. New York: Thieme; 2007. p. 323 – 330.

Jimenez DF, Nottmeier E. Repair of Diastematomyelia In: Fessler RG (ed). Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2006. p. 759 – 764.

Jimenez DF, Bernard C. Posttraumatic Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistulas In: Holck DE (ed). Evaluation and Treatment of Orbital Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Approach. W.B. Saunders Company; 2006.

Jimenez DF. Endoscopic Techniques in the Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In: P Black, M Proctor (eds). Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Humana Press; 2005. p. 385 – 400.