Education

Meet the Researcher: A Conversation with Kristi Guerrero

Kristi Guerrero sits in front of a microscope in our research lab.

Kristi Guerrero, a graduate student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program at UT Health San Antonio, was recently featured in an article for the Pipette Gazette. We’re proud to have Kristi as a member of our research team and excited to see the contributions she will make to the study of neurodegenerative disease and brain […]

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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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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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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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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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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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