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    UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute Welcome Brain and Spine Tumor Neurosurgeon Yoshua Esquenazi, M.D.

    Katy, TX (October 5, 2016) Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center (MNI) and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth are pleased to announce the addition of  Yoshua Esquenazi, M.D., an assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Mischer Neuroscience Associates.

    Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Office of Communications Dr. Yoshua Esquenazi - Neurosurgery

    Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Office of Communications
    Dr. Yoshua Esquenazi – Neurosurgery

    A graduate of McGovern Medical School’s Neurosurgery Residency Program in 2015, Dr. Esquenazi completed a neuro-oncology and spine tumor fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York.  He has special expertise in spine and brain metastases, lymphoma, glioblastoma, meningiomas, brainstem tumors and more. His approach integrates advanced techniques such as total resection and reconstruction for spinal tumors, brain mapping for awake craniotomies, stereotactic laser ablation, intraventricular endoscopy, and radiosurgery to enhance safety and achieve the best outcomes. He is also fluent in Spanish.

    “Dr. Esquenazi greatly enhances our program, and especially our ability to treat these difficult tumors involving the spine,” said Dong Kim, M.D., Director of MNI and Chair of Neurosurgery. “He was an outstanding resident and received additional experience and training in New York.”

    Dr. Esquenazi received his medical degree at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, graduating as valedictorian. He participated in student exchange rotations at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he met Dr. Kim. He completed a general surgery internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and his neurosurgery residency training at McGovern Medical School. His brain and spine tumor fellowship was with Philip Gutin, M.D., and Mark Bilsky, M.D., at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    Courtesy of Memorial Hermann Hospital

     

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