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Happy Holidays

An array of festive holiday items sprawling across a tabletop in the Department of Neurosurgery.

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around the office!

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SciTech Now

Screenshot of Dr. Robert Mascitelli sitting and answering questions for his interview with KLRN.

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

Dr. Ali Seifi is posed with three other individuals who are dressed up for a Halloween party.

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

Resident surgeons standing in scrubs and practicing techniques in the anatomy lab.

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

Neuro and trauma nurses sitting down and listening to a presentation.

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

Former Business Administrator Rachal Cardenas holding her farewell gift and smiling.

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.

Dr. Dewey Thoms smiling in a lab coat next to a banner with his name.

“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

Dr. Izabela Tarasiewicz giving a presentation at Maggiano’s restaurant.

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 others at work in the 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.

Jim Brookshier smiling on a promotional image for the Cranial Remolding Program.

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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