Department of Neurosurgery


The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is dedicated to providing compassionate, skilled and state of the art medical care. As a nationally recognized medical center, we continue to experience unprecedented growth and expansion in both the clinical and academic arenas. Our primary mission is to provide helpful and considerate patient care. We also aim to educate and produce highly qualified, ethical and caring future neurosurgeons. Additionally, we strive to advance the field of neurosciences by performing outstanding research.

Mission Statement

  • To educate and train highly qualified compassionate and knowledgeable neurosurgeons.
  • To provide patients with state of the art neurosurgical care in a setting respectful of their needs.
  • To engage in quality research endeavors that lead to innovative therapies and treatments, which may ultimately translate to improved patient care in the field of neurological surgery.

Featured Stories

UT System ranked 7th most innovative in the world

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday Sep 28, 2015 | Share This Item

University of Texas System is ranked among the world’s best for innovation

The University of Texas System was recently ranked seventh among Reuter’s top 100 most innovative universities in the world.

The challenge of compiling the list was undertaken in order to determine which universities and university systems have truly excelled in their ability to produce original scientific research, develop useful technologies, and drive the global economy.

Abby Jack's Story

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 | Share This Item

Abby Jack's Story

Abby Jack, one of Dr. Jimenez’s former patients, was recently featured in a series of promotional videos developed for University Health System.

We are thrilled to see her doing so well and thankful to be a part of her miraculous story.

First Lab Meeting of the year

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 |  Thursday Jul 16, 2015 | Share This Item

Department of Neurosurgery Research Lab Meeting

The Department’s new Research team had its first lab meeting of the year. Our PGY 5 residents (Michael McGinity, MD, Asif Maknojia, MD and Shane Hawksworth, MD) have begun their 1 year rotation in the lab. We are very proud to have Naomi Sayre, Ph.D. join our faculty.

Additionally, Megan Hermann (medical student from UTSW) and Anisha Guda (undergraduate from UTSA) have joined the lab. Also pictured is Shane Sprague, our research lab manager. Welcome to everyone and have a productive year!

News Stories
UT System ranked 7th most innovative in the world
Monday Sep 28, 2015
Abby Jack's Story
Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
First Lab Meeting of the year
Thursday Jul 16, 2015
Patient Visit - Carlos
Wednesday Jul 8, 2015
Patient Visit - Ana
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015