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

Agnes' Story

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 |  Friday Feb 10, 2017 | Share This Item

Agnes Mensah

Last October, Agnes Mensah suffered a ruptured aneurysm and passed out in her home. When her family found her they immediately called 911. Due to the complicated nature of her case, Agnes’ doctors decided to have her airlifted to UHS from her hometown in Corpus Christi. When she arrived Jeremiah Johnson, MD, performed a coiling procedure to block the flow of blood into her brain and a shunting procedure to relieve the pressure that had built up inside her head.

After three weeks of neurocritical care and a period of rehabilitation therapy, Agnes has made tremendous progress. Her family was amazed by her recovery: “The prognosis was not good at all. But with the support of our friends and the doctor's work, she has made a fantastic turnaround."

Meet The Neurocritical Care Team

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 |  Monday Feb 6, 2017 | Share This Item

Neurocritical Care.

Neurocritical Care is a sub-specialty of critical care where providers are trained to care for patients with disease or injury to the brain and/or spinal cord and associated nerves. Patients with neurologic disorders have special needs that require a careful, coordinated multi-system approach to care. Examples of conditions cared for in the NeuroICU include severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizure disorders, neuromuscular disease, and multi-system organ dysfunction. The Neurocritical Care team is composed of different providers with specialized training all working together to provide comprehensive patient care.

Student Research Meeting

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 |  Friday Jan 27, 2017 | Share This Item

UT Health San Antonio medical students to discuss potential research projects.

Last week, Dr. Seifi organized a meeting for UT Health San Antonio medical students to discuss potential research projects. Fifty participants attended! At the Department of Neurosurgery, we are excited to see so many students who are passionate about contributing to the advancement of medical research.