The Department of Neurosurgery at UTMB had a long and distinguished record of surgical
innovation, training Neurosurgeons in Texas and as a
medical resource for Texans. Although a
small program in terms of numbers of faculty and residents, the UTMB
Neurosurgery program has had a national impact with clinically important
research in head injury supported by a large NIH program and training
residents who have had distinguished careers in Neurosurgery.
Some examples of these include Patrick Kelly, who would become
Chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at NYU, Dr. Guy Clifton
former Chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of
Texas Medical School in Houston. Of historical interest, Sir Graham
Teasdale, from the University of Glasgow spent a year at UTMB as a
fellow in head injury research and would later return to the University
of Glasgow to eventually become Professor and Chair.
The UTMB Department of Neurosurgery is proud of these historical
achievements, which undoubtedly serve as the platform for the
development of solid neurosurgical trainees. At the present time and in
this highly technological field, our department has incorporated for many
years the latest concepts and technological advances in neurosurgery and
continues to grow in the development of individuals who will represent
professional excellence in our field.