Department of Neurosurgery

Giacomo G. Vecil, MD

Giacomo G. Vecil, MD

Giacomo G. Vecil, MD
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Giacomo G. Vecil, M.D., serves as Assistant Professor for the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Vecil’s research focuses on neurosurgical oncology. Among his special interests is the surgical management of primary and secondary tumors of the brain and spine, alternative treatments for brain tumors (i.e., gene therapy) and the use of intraoperative MRI to improve tumor resection in neurosurgical procedures. Presently one of Dr. Vecil’s research projects is investigating how human bone marrow can be used to treat malignant brain tumors.

Dr. Vecil earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Pharmacology, as well as his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. After a neurosurgery residency at the University of Calgary in Alberta, he followed up with concurrent clinical and research fellowships at UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to authoring well over a dozen papers published in respected neurological publications, he presented abstracts at meetings sponsored by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences.

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