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Our Team.

UMC has the largest team of Neurosurgeons in the region.

David F. Jimenez, M.D., FACS, FAANS 

Director, Department of Neurosurgery - University Medical Center

Chair, Department of Neurosciences - El Paso Children's Hospital

Dr. Jimenez completed medical school and residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He specializes in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery with a focus on minimally invasive approaches. He is Board certified in pediatric and adult neurosurgery. Adult procedures include endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, brain tumors and spine surgery. He has patients from all over the US and the world who travel to see him for his expertise in endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery performed on infants.

Jaime Gasco, M.D., FAANS, FEBNS

Dr. Gasco has nearly a decade of experience in neurosurgical care. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Valencia Medical School in Spain and then he went on to complete his neurosurgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Gasco is one of few neurosurgeons worldwide to be board-certified in two continents. He specializes in brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery with emphasis on using the latest minimally invasive technologies including (MIS-TLIF, XLIF, ALIF, CoFlex, Intracept, OLIF) and pain management including ESI injections and blocks.

Akshay A. Gupte, M.D., MBBS, MPH

Luis F. Vasquez, M.D., FACS

MD

Dr. Vasquez has over 40 years of experience in neurosurgical care. He completed his medical school education in Lima, Peru. and then went on to neurosurgical residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. His clinical practice includes complex spine, brain and spine trauma and tumors, hydrocephalus, peripheral nerve entrapment and microsurgery for brain and spine. Dr. Vasquez is fluent in English, Spanish, German and French.. Jimenez has over 25 years of experience in adult and pediatric neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

David Wang, M.D., PhD, FAANS

Dr. Wang has nearly a decade of experience in neurosurgical care. He is board-certified and a Fellow in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Wang completed his undergraduate degree at Penn State University, completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience at the University of Florida, and then went on to complete his medical degree at University of Miami’s School of Medicine. Dr. Wang was enlisted in the military where he served as a Major, and Staff Neurosurgeon at Tripler Army Medical Center. He specializes in brain and spinal trauma, spinal cord injury, spinal myelopathy, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, and brain tumors.

June Guillet, M.D., PhD

Dr. Guillet is an experienced board-certified neurosurgeon who completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Dallas, and her degrees for the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She completed a neurosurgery residency at Augusta University and a fellowship in epilepsy surgery and functional neurosurgery at Yale University. Her clinical interests are epilepsy, deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders, and utilizing minimally invasive techniques with the ROSA robot, laser, and the endoscope. In addition, she also performs surgeries for brain and spine trauma, brain and spine tumors, degenerative spine disease, spasticity, peripheral nerve disorders, and trigeminal neuralgia.

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