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

2015 Holiday Celebration

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Saturday Dec 12, 2015 | Share This Item

Department of Neurosurgery Faculty and Residents

We all had an amazing time at the UTHSCSA Neurosurgery Holiday Celebration! Thanks to all those who attended!

A Fond Farewell to Dr. Viktor Bartanusz, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery Admin

 |  Tuesday Dec 8, 2015 | Share This Item

Dr. David F. Jimenez presenting Dr. Viktor Bartanusz with silver spurs to remind him of his time in San Antonio.

The Department of Neurosurgery recently bid farewell to Viktor Bartanusz, MD, PhD. Faculty and staff gathered together to celebrate the eight outstanding years of education, research, and patient care Dr. Bartanusz contributed to our department.

Although we are sad to say goodbye, we wish him the very best in Switzerland, where he will be serving as a senior physician at Lausanne University Hospital.

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.