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Tarasiewicz, MD

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
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About me

About Me

Izabela Tarasiewicz, M.D., joined the Department of Neurosurgery in February of 2015. She is an accomplished physician and the medical director of neurosurgery at North Central Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Tarasiewicz specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Her skill set focuses on the management of spinal dysraphism and congenital malformations of the central nervous system, such as spinal bifida, spasticity, hydrocephalus, intracranial arachnoid cysts, pediatric neuro-trauma, pediatric neuro-oncology, vascular malformations, and epilepsy.
One of her foremost research goals is to redefine the standard of care for children afflicted with tethered spinal cord syndrome. She is currently collaborating with pediatric urologists regarding the use of preoperative urodynamic studies in this patient population.
She obtained her medical degree from UniversitÈ de Sherbrooke, Canada and completed her residency training in neurological surgery at UniversitÈ Laval in QuÈbec City, Canada. She went on to complete a postgraduate fellowship in Pediatric Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University / Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She is board certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. Additionally, 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, multidisciplinary tethered cord clinic and a multidisciplinary spasticity clinic and establish an all-volunteer program to perform neurosurgical procedures for children in underprivileged regions of the world.
Dr. Tarasiewicz enjoys teaching medical students and residents. She is a member of the following 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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Medical School:
Univ. De Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine

Universite Laval - Hospital De L Enfant-Jesus

Children's Memorial Hospital


Board Certification:
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Achondroplasia
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor
  • Carcinomatous Meningitis
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Choroid Plexus Papilloma
  • Concussion
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dandy Walker Syndrome
  • Epileptic Seizures
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Landau Kleffner Syndrome
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Disc Herniation
  • Lysis Of Adhesions Of Spinal Cord
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Nervous System Tumor
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Glioma
  • Peripheral Nervous System Tumor
  • Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Pineal Tumor
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Plexiform Neurofibroma
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Rolandic Epilepsy
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Injury
  • Spinal Neurofibromas
  • Spine Fracture
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Syrinx
  • Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis