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SciTech Now

Justin Robert Mascitelli, M.D., was recently interviewed for the KLRN show “SciTech Now.” During his segment, Dr. Mascitelli demonstrated how “Rapid Stroke” technology enables physicians to receive and review patient imaging directly on their cell phones. Having immediate access to that kind of critical information can make all the difference in an emergency, especially when […]

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UHS Halloween

To celebrate Halloween, UHS hosted a party for patients and staff. Many of our neurocritical care team members attended along with Michael Roussos and Jason Morrow, MD, PhD.

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Fundamentals of Spinal Deformity Surgery

Derrick Sun, M.D., recently met with our residents to review the fundamentals of spinal deformity surgery and discuss how those principles apply to patient care. Afterward, the residents gathered at our anatomy lab to practice some of the techniques used to correct spinal deformities. The resident surgeons practiced placing traditional iliac screws and sacral-2-alar-iliac (S2AI) […]

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Emergency Neurologic Life Support Class

Dr. Hafeez, Dr. Seifi, and Denise Rios, ACNP, conducted a full day emergency neurologic life support (ENLS) class for the neuro and trauma ICU nurses at University Hospital. This comprehensive certification course, offered by the Neurocritical Care Society, is designed to ensure that every member of a hospital’s multi-professional team is equipped to manage acute […]

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Rachal’s Farewell

Last week, the Department of Neurosurgery wished a fond farewell to our business administrator, Rachal Cardenas. Rachal has been with the university for over 16 years in various departments. Her commitment and dedication to the Department of Neurosurgery and this institution have not been overlooked. We are sad to see her go, but we are […]

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Dewey Thoms, M.D.

“I have a strong interest in brain tumors and my research involves designing a new chemotherapy wafer that can be implanted during surgery after a tumor has been resected, particularly Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). GBMs are very aggressive primary brain tumors which carry a short life expectancy. The wafer delivers the chemo directly to the brain, […]

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San Antonio Pediatric Society

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., recently stopped by Maggiano’s restaurant to give a presentation to 71 pediatricians and pediatric specialists at the September meeting of the San Antonio Pediatric Society.

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Cadaver Lab

Dr. John Floyd and Dr. Cameron McDougal recently guided cadaver lab attendees through an orbitozygomatic craniotomy. This approach, sometimes referred to simply as an “OZ,” involves the meticulous removal of bone to minimize brain retraction injury and permit access to deeper parts of the brain that can be difficult to reach during surgery. The OZ […]

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Welcome Jim Brookshier, MSPO, CLPO.

The Cranial Remolding Program is excited to welcome Jim Brookshier, MSPO, CLPO. Jim is accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. He led one of the largest cranial remolding clinics in the country and helped develop cranial deformity treatment guidelines that are now considered a standard of care within the […]

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Derek Samples, M.D.

We recently talked with Derek Samples, M.D., to ask him to describe his residency with UT Health Neurosurgery: “I have a strong interest in pediatric neurosurgery. I’ve been working with Dr. Tarasiewicz to get a new project off the ground that involves the design and analysis of a rodent model of tethered cord syndrome. The […]

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