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Derek Samples, M.D.

Dr. Derek Samples smiling next to a banner with his name.

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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Research Laboratory staff

The Department of Neurosurgery’s laboratory staff standing outside and smiling in front of the colorful Academic Learning and Teaching Center.

Meet UT Health Neurosurgery’s research laboratory staff! The research mission of the Department of Neurosurgery has two goals: first to maintain a rigorous, translational, and impactful research program that investigates different issues relating to neurosurgery and neurology. The second goal of our research mission is to effectively educate and train the next generation of investigators […]

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Gustavo Macharro’s Story

Patient Gustavo Macharro lying in a hospital bed while his wife stands by his side.

After Gustavo Macharro was found down and unconscious at work, he was immediately brought to University Hospital for advanced neurosurgical and trauma care. He was brought to UHS where he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and severe TBI and was emergently operated on by Dr. Koebbe and admitted to the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit […]

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Farewell Dr. Grandhi

Dr. Floyd smiling while presenting Dr. Grandhi with his farewell gift.

The Department of Neurosurgery recently gathered together to wish Ramesh Grandhi, M.D., a fond farewell. All of us at the department would like to thank Dr. Grandhi for his hard work and dedication. We wish him the best of luck moving forward.

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Welcome New Faculty

Drs. Justin Mascitelli and Cameron McDougall smiling in staff photos.

The Department of Neurosurgery is excited to welcome our newest faculty members Justin Mascitelli, M.D., and Cameron McDougall, M.D.

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Graduation 2018

Drs. Michael McGinity, Shane Hawksworth, and Asif Maknojia standing together and smiling. They are standing left to right in order of descending height.

The Department of Neurosurgery recently celebrated the graduation of this year’s chief residents: Drs. Michael McGinity, Shane Hawksworth, and Asif Maknojia. During their ceremony, we had the opportunity to recognize the hard work they have dedicated to our department during their residency. We would like to wish each of them a wonderful future ahead!

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Carolyn’s Story

Carolyn Taylor sitting in a hospital bed and smiling. She is surrounded by machines and hospital equipment.

Carolyn Taylor began having a sharp pain in her head during a workout. She was unable to move and started to vomit. “I was rushed to the ER near my house,” she told us. “There were no neurosurgeons in Corpus Christi that could handle my case, but the pain was very bad. We were rushed […]

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New Residents

Drs. Victoria Fischer, Jonathan Fisher, and Vaidehi Mahadev smiling and wearing white coats in the Department of Neurosurgery conference room.

The Department of Neurosurgery would like to introduce our newest residents Victoria Fischer, M.D., Jonathan Fisher M.D., and Vaidehi Mahadev, M.D. We look forward to a wonderful future ahead.

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Adley’s Post

Cranial Remolding Clinical Director Darren Poidevin smiles while holding patient Adley Stubbs. Darren is flanked by Adeley's smiling parents.

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Adley Stubbs’ family during her final appointment with the Cranial Remolding Program.was diagnosed with metopic craniosynostosis and is now finished with her treatment. We asked Adley’s mother, Emiley Stubbs, about what the family’s experience was like during the cranial remolding process. “At first we were super nervous. […]

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Hudson’s Story

Cranial Remolding Clinical Director Darren Poidevin smiling while standing next to Patient Hudson Lockhart and his parents.

Hudson Lockhart recently completed his cranial remolding treatment for sagittal craniosynostosis. We were able to catch up with his family to ask about their experience. “We always said before we all started that this was one of the scariest things in the world,” Hudson’s father told us. “But looking back at all the people we […]

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