UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Floyd, John Robert II

School of Medicine
Neurosurgery
(210) 567-5625
floydj@uthscsa.edu

My surgical training began at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where I completed an internship in General Surgery. Subsequently, I finished my neurosurgical training from the Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I completed a fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center. I have obtained an expertise in the surgical management of complex cases including skull base tumors such as clival chordomas, chondrosarcomas,osteosarcomas, meningiomas,schwannomas , pituitary tumors, orbital tumors, sinonasal carcinomas as well as intrinsic brain tumors such as insular gliomas. My surgical experience includes complex spine and peripheral nerve tumors. My training includes a multi-disciplinary approach using micro-neurosurgical techniques,neuroendoscopy and minimally invasive techniques.

My research interests began when I was awarded the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for studying protein expression in intrinsic brain tumors. This research has led to the discovery of possible new biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment, and has been presented at a number of national and international meetings.I am also a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

12/2016 - Present Interim Chair and Department Chair UT Health San Antonio, Neurosurgery, San Antonio, 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
8/2008 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Neurosurgery, San Antonio, TX