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Izabela Tarasiewicz

Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Tarasiewicz is an accomplished neurosurgeon and focuses her skills exclusively in pediatric neurosurgery on the management of spinal dysraphism and congenital malformations of the central nervous system such as spinal bifida, spasticity, neuroendoscopy in the surgical management of hydrocephalus and intracranial arachnoid cysts, pediatric neuro-trauma, pediatric neuro-oncology, vascular malformations and epilepsy.

Dr. Tarasiewicz research interests are related to tethered cords in children. She is currently working closely with pediatric urology to redefine the standard of care and use of preoperative urodynamic studies in the tethered cord patient population.

Dr. Tarasiewicz obtained her medical degree from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada and completed her residency training in neurological surgery at Université Laval, in Québec City, Canada. She then went on to complete a postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is board certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. She is fluent in English, French and Polish.

She is currently working to: 

  • Further develop the pediatric neurosurgery program in San Antonio and the South Texas region;
  • Build a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary tethered cord clinic and a  multidisciplinary spasticity clinic;
  • Establish an all-volunteer program to perform neurosurgical procedures for children in underprivileged regions of the world.

In addition Dr. Tarasiewicz is actively involved and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. She's a member of the following local, national and international organizations:  The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery,  The American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and  The Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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Department of Neurosurgery
UT Health San Antonio
4502 Medical Dr. 2nd Floor, Rio Tower
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 210-358-8555
Fax: 210-358-8576

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