UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Floyd, John Robert II

School of Medicine
(210) 567-5625

In 1995, at the age of 22, I suffered a stroke secondary to an arterial gas embolism while SCUBA diving off the coast of Panama City. I drowned. CPR saved my life. After a year of therapy, I was normal again. You can see my story online at, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSOv3b_m_rk. This experience ignited my interest and subsequent pursuit of a career in neurological surgery. My specialty training is in Neurosurgical-Oncology and Skull Base Surgery, with an expertise in the surgical management of complex cases such as clival chordomas, chondrosarcomas, osteosarcomas, meningiomas, schwannomas, pituitary tumors, orbital tumors, sinonasal carcinomas as well as intrinsic brain tumors. I sought employment in the Department of Neurological Surgery here at UT Health San Antonio in 2008. I met with the Dean, Dr. Henrich (at the time), and witnessed first-hand visionary plans for the campus and knew this was the right place for me to launch my career. One of my focus points has been to become involved in residency training. You?ll see from my CV that I became Associate Program Director in 2012, and subsequently Program Director in 2016. Our training program has expanded from seven to seventeen residents during this time, with expansion to additional sites of training at SAMMC and Baptist Health System. My second focus point, service, is evidenced through my CV as well. My unique experience of having a stroke allows me to pursue patient care and program development with a passion rarely seen. I have partnered with the CTRC to create the only multi-disciplinary Neuro-oncology Clinic in Southwest Texas. My interest in research and improving outcomes has allowed me to develop a robust research program, bringing our first human clinical trials to our patients. My skull base training has allowed me to build partnerships with other surgical specialties such as ENT and Ophthalmology to bring multi-disciplinary care to our patients. With my active participation, we created the first Stroke Network in San Antonio in 2009 with our partnership with Baptist Hospital. Subsequently, our department now supports two Comprehensive Stroke Centers, UHS and Baptist, and well as Level I Trauma at UHS. More recently, I have assumed the position of Interim Chair. My personal position has been to act as a Chair, and not to be subdued by Interim status. I have an all-in mentality in this regard, and garnered the support of my faculty. My CV will reflect actions taken while fulfilling the role. I look forward to continuing to serve my patients, department, institution and community; to educate the next generation of neurosurgeons, and to bring innovative research to improve the lives of my patients.

6/2018 - Present Associate Professor with Tenure and Department Chair UT Health San Antonio, Neurosurgery, San Antonio, TX
12/2017 - Present Associate Professor and Cross Appointment UT Health San Antonio, Otolaryngology
11/2017 - Present Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Faculty Physician UT Health San Antonio, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, San Antionio, TX
4/2016 - Present Director of Residency Program and Residency Director University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Neurosurgery, San Antonio, TX
4/2013 - Present Carl Raba Family Chair in Neuro-Oncology, Endowed Chair University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Neurosurgery, San Antonio, TX