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Emirates Critical Care Conference

Dr. Ali Seifi smiling in front of a poster for the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference.

Earlier this April, the director of our neuro ICU, Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, was invited to be a guest speaker at the 15th Emirates Critical Care Conference in Dubai. This annual meeting, sponsored by the Neurocritical Care Society and the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine, brings together prominent specialists and […]

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Simulation Lab

Neurocritical Care Team posing for a group photo after their simulation lab taught by Drs. Seifi and Garvin.

The Neurocritical Care Team recently had a simulation lab for invasive lines. The session, taught by Rachel Garvin, M.D., FNCS, and Ali Seifi, M.D., FACP, covered a wide range of techniques health care professionals use among critically-ill patients to diagnose infections, relieve pressure, deliver medications, and facilitate breathing.

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Sandra’s Story

Patient Sandra Holquin sitting in a chair and smiling.

Sandra Holquin suffered from chronic pain throughout most of her life. “I couldn’t walk or even do household chores,” she told us during a recent visit. “Epidural and steroid injections would help, but the pain would always come back.” During an appointment at the pain clinic, she was referred to Alexander M. Papanastassiou, M.D., who […]

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Southern Neurosurgical Society

Dr. David Wallace standing before a podium and presenting his research at Neurosurgical Society meeting in Key Largo.

David Wallace, MD, PGY-6 traveled to the Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting in Key Largo, Florida to present research from the UT Health’s experience treating pediatric traumatic brain injury.

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2019 International Stroke Conference

Dr. Cameron McDougall standing in front of his poster and smiling with a glass of water in his hand.

Cameron M. McDougall, M.D., recently presented a poster at the 2019 International Stroke Conference titled “Microsurgery Treatment Rate for Unruptured Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations is Increased post-ARUBA.” Many of our faculty members contributed to his research, including Jean-Louis R. Caron, M.D., FRCS(c), FACS, Lee Birnbaum, M.D., and Justin Robert Mascitelli, M.D.

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Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Dr. Ali Seifi posing for his staff photo.

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to announce that Dr. Seifi was recently elected by the members of the Texas chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to fill the at-large seat on their board of directors. The SCCM is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the […]

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Thank you!

The Neurocritical Care Team posing for a holiday photo with big smiles and funny hats.

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to recognize the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff that worked so hard taking care of patients in the Neuro ICU over the holidays.

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Craig G van Horne, M.D., Ph.D.

Drs. Van Horne and Papanastasiou standing in front of the Department of Neurosurgery doors.

Last Friday, the Department of Neurosurgery was visited by Craig G van Horne, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Kentucky. During grand rounds, Dr. Horne discussed a neurosurgical approach to the delivery of cell therapies for disease modification in Parkinson’s disease. We thank Dr. Horne for taking the time to see us and share his […]

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46th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS

Dr. Derek Samples standing in front of his research poster and smiling.

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., and Derek C. Samples, M.D., recently attended the section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery in Nashville. They presented a poster describing the role of follow-up CT scans in the management of traumatic pediatric epidural hematomas.

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Welcome, Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C.

Nurse Practitioner Sherman Wieneke smiling in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to welcome Sherman Wieneke MSN, AGNP-C. Sherman achieved his masters in nursing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is certified as an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Sherman has a background in emergency medicine as well as primary care. He has […]

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