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Welcome, New Students and Residents

The Neuro Intensive Care Unit team members pose with our new residents and medical students who will be rotating with us the month of July 2019.

The Department of Neurosurgery and the members of the Neuro ICU team extend a warm welcome to the new medical students and residents who will be rotating with us during the month of July. We are excited to have them join us so that they can continue to learn more about the field of neurocritical […]

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Graduation 2019

Drs. Grant Booher,, Ian McDougall, and Vaibhav Patel pose for their group graduation photo.

The Department of Neurosurgery recently celebrated the graduation of Grant Booher, M.D., Ian McDougall, M.D., and Vaibhav Patel, M.D. During the ceremony, our faculty and staff had the opportunity to recognize the contributions these graduates made to our department during their residency. We wish them the very best in all their future endeavors!  

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Resident Paper Competition Success

Dr. Derek Samples smiling for his staff photo.

Congratulations to Dr. Clay Samples for his success earlier this month at the annual meeting of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society. Dr. Samples won third place in the Resident Paper Competition for his article entitled “Role of Follow-up CT Scans in the Management of Traumatic Pediatric Epidural Hematomas.”

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Laddie, the Therapy Dog

Laddie the Therapy Dog posed with the Neurocritical Care staff.

Laddie, a therapy dog from Paws Up Pet Therapy, visited the Neurocritical Care staff this afternoon to relieve some stress and make everyone smile. Laddie enjoys herding cats, giving high fives, and being treated to the occasional Whatburger Justaburger patty.

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Resident Wellness Newsletter

Screenshot of the 2019 Resident Wellness newsletter featuring the residents from the Department of Neurosurgery.

Graduate Medical Education periodically publishes a newsletter with helpful articles, tips, and resources compiled together to promote resident wellness. The most recent edition of their newsletter featured the Department of Neurosurgery’s residency program with an article written by Drs. David Wallace and Alexander Papanastassiou. You can read the newsletter and learn more about resident wellness […]

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Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Garvin accepting her award and smiling.

All of us at the Department of Neurosurgery extend our best wishes to Rachel Garvin, M.D., F.N.C.S., for winning the 2018-2019 Diane Solomon, MD, Award for Excellence in Teaching as voted by the neurology medical students at UT Health San Antonio. Congratulations, Dr. Garvin!

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Service Award Ceremony

John Floyd, M.D., recently presented Jean-Louis Caron, M.D., FRCS(c), FACS, and Viktor Bartanusz, M.D., Ph.D., with employee service awards. Dr. Caron is celebrating 15 years of service to UT Health and Dr. Bartanusz is celebrating 10 years of service to the university.

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KENS 5 Segment with Dr. Birnbaum – Additional Stroke Risk Factors

Dr. Birnbaum stands and speaks about stroke with KENS 5.

Dr. Lee Birnbaum was recently featured in another KENS 5 story. During the segment, he explained how smoking and estrogen-based oral contraceptives can contribute to a person’s overall risk for stroke. You can read or watch the story here.

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KENS 5 Segment with Dr. Birnbaum – Stroke Risk Factors

Dr. Birnbaum stands and speaks about stroke with KENS 5.

During his interview with KENS 5, Dr. Lee Birnbaum discussed the risk factors for stroke among young people. He also addressed a news headline that recently circulated about a man from Oklahoma who suffered a stroke after popping his neck. You can read or watch the story here.

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KENS 5 Segment with Dr. Birnbaum – One Stroke Patient’s Story

Dr. Birnbaum stands and speaks about stroke with KENS 5.

Dr. Lee Birnbaum was recently interviewed by KENS 5 for their informative story about stroke patient Mario Herrera. During the segment, Dr. Birnbaum stressed how crucial timing can be during the treatment of stroke. You can read or watch the story here.

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