Neurosurgery History and Timeline

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.

Historic Timeline