Department of Neurosurgery

Neurological Surgery Residency Didactics


Departmental Grand Rounds Conference


The Department of Neurosurgery hosts weekly Grand Rounds conferences every Wednesday and Friday mornings. These conferences feature a rotating set of presentations, including case presentations, journal club, quality improvement, resident seminar, fellow seminar, and guest speaker presentations. Due to COVID restrictions these conferences are held virtually unless otherwise noted.

June 2022 Neurosurgery Grand Round Conference Schedule
Week Date Topic Presenter(s) Location
Week 1

Wednesday,  June 1

Resident Seminar Dr. Lazaro  Via Zoom
  Friday, June 3 Visiting Faculty Lecture Dr. Constantini  Via Zoom

Week 2

June 8
Sub-I's Presentation Mayur Patel, Aditya Kondujji, Uyjia Shentu, Ricardo Najera and Jae Lee Via Zoom
June 10
MDACC Case Conference Dr. Lee Onstead Auditorium
Week 3 Wednesday,
June 15
Chief Resident Letter Drs. Lee, LoPresti, Verla Via Zoom
June 17
2021-2022 Year in Review Dr. Ganesh Rao Onstead Auditorium

Week 4

June 22
No Conference     
June 24
No Conference    
Week 5 Wednesday, June 29 M&M BSLMC Chief & Dr. Ropper Via Zoom



Training Site Conferences


In addition to the Department of Neurosurgery's Grand Rounds conferences, conferences are organized specifically within the individual affiliated hospitals. Conferences with their given hospitals include:

  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Teaching Rounds (every Monday), Epilepsy Center Surgical Conference (every Tuesday), Vascular Conference (every Tuesday), Tumor Board (second and fourth Thursday), Spine Teaching Conference (first and third Thursday)
  • Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Clinical Neurosurgery Conference (second Friday)
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center - Neurosurgical Tumor Board Multi-Disciplinary Conference (every Thursday)
  • Texas Children's Hospital - Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board Disciplinary Conference (every Wednesday)

Annual Lectureships


Our residency program is enriched by didactic teaching from the program’s distinguished faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In addition, the department frequently hosts visiting neurosurgeons from other prominent programs in the United States and around the world through our annual lectureships.