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.

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Neurosurgery Holiday Celebration 2014

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 |  Friday Dec 19, 2014 | Share This Item

Patient says new rehab machine saved him from paralysis
Neurosurgery Holiday Celebrartion 2014

Born to be a surgeon

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 |  Monday Nov 10, 2014 | Share This Item

Dr. Jimenez - Born to be a surgeon

Leaders have a destiny to fulfill and visualize their future achievement. David F. Jimenez, MD, FACS, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and physician with UT Medicine San Antonio, showed this ability at a very young age.

“For kindergarten graduation, the teachers told our parents to ask us what we wanted to be when we grew up, and whatever that was, to dress us up as that,” Dr. Jimenez says. “So my mom came to me, and I said I wanted to be a doctor. My mom borrowed my pediatrician’s stethoscope and, being a great seamstress, made an outfit that included a doctor’s white coat and a surgeon’s cap and mask. So I went to this graduation ceremony, and a doctor is who I was."

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Second Annual Skeet Shoot

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 |  Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 | Share This Item

Department of Neurosurgery 2014 Skeet Shoot

The Department of Neurosurgery celebrated our second annual skeet shoot on Saturday, October 4th. We also hosted a reception welcoming our newest resident members: Drs. Clay Samples and Dewey Thoms. The tournament was a fun way for everyone to compete by showing off their shooting skills.

First place went to Dr. Byron Branch (who performed admirably). Second place went to Dr. David Jimenez (who would have won first place had Dr. Branch not shown up). Third place went to Dr. Bradley Dengler (who narrowly edged out his wife in a tie-breaking, sudden-death shoot off).

Congratulations to the winners and everyone else who participated this year, especially our new residents, Dr. Samples and Dr. Thoms. The next shoot is scheduled for October 2015. Dr. Michael McGinity will no doubt try to reclaim the throne from Dr. Branch. Good luck, Dr. McGinity!

News Stories
Neurosurgery Holiday Celebration 2014
Friday Dec 19, 2014
Born to be a surgeon
Monday Nov 10, 2014
Second Annual Skeet Shoot
Wednesday Oct 8, 2014
New Rehab Machine
Monday Oct 6, 2014
The Graduation of Dr. Andrey Belayev
Saturday Jun 28, 2014