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See Below for Farewell and Introductions
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Congratulations Mickey!


Mickey's Book has been published and it is available at The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Store Tab on the main website.


"The Other Side Of The Rainbow" by Mickey Antu-Urias, the incredible story of a woman's fight to survive a ruptured brain aneurysm. When purchased directly from the website, all proceeds benefit The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.  


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BAFOUNDSA Bids fond farewell to Christopher Koebbe, MD, and family.  They have relocated to the Sunshine State, Florida. 


Dr. Koebbe, an active duty lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is the only dual-trained vascular neurosurgeon in San Antonio.  He provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of vascular disorders of the nervous system via endovascular and/or open surgical techniques.  Raised an Air Force “brat” from coast to coast, Dr. Koebbe completed his pre-medicine studies graduating magna cum laude as a member of the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.  He was awarded distinguished graduate of Air Force ROTC and ultimately received his medical degree as a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Cincinnati.  He received his neurosurgical residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and Thomas Jefferson University with combined cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, one of the highest volume vascular neurosurgery centers in the world.  

Prior to moving to San Antonio, he participated in over 500 neurovascular procedures under the guidance of an endovascular neurosurgery pioneer, Dr. Robert Rosenwasser.  Dr. Koebbe in one of less than 100 neurosurgeons nationally skilled in performing cerebral aneurysm coiling and clip ligation, intracranial and carotid angioplasty/stenting, embolization/ resection/radiosurgery of brain and spinal AVMs and fistulas as well as tumor embolization.  He has become a leader within the regional civilian and military nmedical community and was instrumental in developing the first and only comprehensive stroke program in south Texas with the Brain and Stroke Network at Baptist Health System.

Dr. Koebbe’s research interests are in clinical outcomes of Neuroform stent assisted aneurysm coiling as well as Wingspan intracranial stenting for stroke, allowing him to be the only neurosurgeon in the region to utilize these devices.  He is a participant in ongoing NIH funded clinical trials evaluating new treatments of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke including use of t-PA and the Merci retrieval device.  Dr. Koebbe is an academic leader having published articles in numerous neurosurgical journals and has given presentations nationally on his expertise with brain aneurysm and stroke treatments.  He is an active member of the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.



BAFOUNDSA Welcomes Dr. Johnson and Dr. Grandhi, UTHSC



Ramesh Grandhi, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He serves as the Director of Neurotrauma at UTHSCSA and is also a dual trained cerebrovascular neurosurgeon, and thus can treat vascular pathologies through endovascular techniques as well as via traditional, open microsurgical approaches. In addition, his expertise in endovascular approaches has allowed him to have significant experience in treating patients with stroke, ranging from therapies involving carotid and intracranial stenting to mechanical thrombectomy for acute strokes.

Assistant Professor Jeremiah Johnson, MD, graduated from the Neurosurgery Training program at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida where he completed a two-year fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery in addition to his neurosurgical training. He then moved to Stanford University where he completed a fellowship in Open Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Steinberg. While in California, Dr. Johnson underwent graduate training in the Stanford Bio-innovation and Design program. Dr. Johnson’s dual training in minimally invasive endovascular neurosurgery and traditional open cerebrovascular neurosurgery gives him the rare ability to treat brain and spine blood vessel disorders from either inside or outside the vessel, depending on the best treatment strategy for the patient.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation - San Antonio Chapter
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