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

Full Spectrum of Neurosciences Care in San Antonio

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Friday May 22, 2015 | Share This Item

David F. Jimenez, MD, FACS with MDNEWS February 2015 Cover.

Chairman David F. Jimenez, MD, FACS, faculty, and various members of the Neurosurgery department recently attended a reception sponsored by MD News Magazine to honor UT Medicine’s Neurosciences Group.
Dr. Jimenez was excited to speak at the event and share details about our clinical services and programs.

To Record or Not Record

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Wednesday May 20, 2015 | Share This Item

In an article published by the Washington Post, journalist Christie Aschwanden discusses the complicated issue of patients recording conversations with their physicians through the use of personal devices, such as cell phones. She addresses the controversial subject from both perspectives and brings to light important questions regarding transparency, objectivity, litigation, and trust. Aschwanden interviewed Professor Ali Seifi, MD, FACP for the piece because he explored the same topic in an article he co-authored in April that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Meaningful Use Luncheon

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Monday May 18, 2015 | Share This Item

St. Luke's Baptist Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic Staff meet to discuss meaningful use guidelines.

The Department of Neurosurgery recently sponsored a luncheon to recognize the clinic staff at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital for following the meaningful use guidelines that regulate electronic health recordkeeping. Their attention to detail is a model worth emulating. Thank you for all your hard work!

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