Dr. David Jimenez, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. David Jimenez, MD
Internationally recognized pediatric neurosurgery expert David F. Jimenez, M.D., serves as a professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior managerial and academic appointments include 12 years of both neurosurgery director and tenured professorial positions at the University of Missouri-School of Medicine and University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics (Columbia). His areas of expertise in the surgery suite and research lab have always focused on both pediatric and general neurosurgery. Dr. Jimenez's list of medical honors and awards is quite extensive, reflecting his lifetime work as a thought leader, sought-after lecturer, well-funded researcher and prolific writer. He has presented abstracts, posters or lectures at well over 250 local, national and international meetings; contributed material to almost two dozen neurosurgical books, and published over 65 papers. Dr. Jimenez has appeared as a guest on local and national TV and radio programs, including the Discovery Health Channel (profiled as a "Super Surgeon") and ABC's Good Morning America. His life-changing neurosurgical pediatric practice has been profiled in numerous healthcare and general interest publications of local and national scope. In addition, he is a member and long-time leader in professional societies such as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Clef Palate-Craniofacial Association. This dynamic physician received his B.A. in psychobiology and medical doctorate from Philadelphia's Temple University, which also provided valuable neurosurgery residency experience. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children (Philadelphia) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Montefiore Medical Center provided further post-graduate neurosurgery training. Dr. Jimenez is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Board Certified as a neurological surgeon and pediatric neurosurgeon, he holds licensures in three states.

502 Madison Oak Dr

San Antonio, TX 78258

Contact Information

(210) 450-9080

Dr. David Jimenez, MD

Dr. David Jimenez, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I believe that as healers and physicians, we should treat every patient as if they were part of our own family. Treat them as if we were being treated ourselves. Provide the care, compassion and treatment that one would expect for oneself.
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Dr. Jimenez's Experience

Dr. Jimenez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniosynostosis - Dandy-Walker - Hydrocephalus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Temple University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Montefiore Hosp-Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jimenez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jimenez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jimenez to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Jimenez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Jimenez and his staff are amazing. Very helpful and willing to spend time with you to address all questions and concerns. Surgery was a success and the 6" scare is barley noticeable! Recovery was difficult but expected as he and his staff explained in advance what I'd experience. Hope I dont need his services in the future but if I do he'll definitely be the one I go to.
in San Antonio, TX |
I am a 22 year old challenged with Von Hippel Lindau syndrome. I had an unexpected tumor and cyst invade my head with crazy severe headaches at age 16. Dr. Jimenez was my mom's trusted neurosurgeon. I went to him without question. Dr. Jimenez gave me confidence and comfort that he knew what he was dealing with inside my head. My surgery and follow ups were and have been successful since then up to the present. I was blessed at the right time and the right place with the right man and his team.
in San Antonio, TX |
All GLORY BE TO GOD for all the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and revelation He has given Dr. David Jimenez to be fully equipped to serve all his patients. From the beginning of your appointment setup to follow through with the needs and wants of every individual patient's health challenge. My son and I have both been challenged in our lives with VHL syndrome. We have both been blessed with Dr. Jimenez and his team in our neurosurgical needs. They've become part of our family!!!
in Victoria, tx |
Very thorogh, explains everything, kniwledgeable, wonderful. You don't leave without answers and help for your child. Love him and wish I found him sooner
in Farwell Tx |
Dr. Jimenez is my daughter and granddaughters Chiari doctor.He is very helpful and answers questions well. Very nice and explains were we can understand we drive 9 hours to see him . I feel he really cares for his patients. I feel very blessed we found him.
in San Antonio, Texas |
Dr. Jimenez saved my sons life! My son needed brain surgery to fenestrate a cyst on an inoperable brain tumor. Dr. Jimenez did an amazing job! Truly recommend Dr. Jimenez; in our humble opinion, he is the best Neurosurgeon in San Antonio.
in San Antonio,Tx |
Dr. David Jimenez is absolutely an amazing neurosurgeon!! I went to see Dr. Jimenez for a Chiari 1 Malformation. I had a successful decompression surgery in October 2015. Dr. Jimenez saved my life. If you have been diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation, he is the surgeon to see. He has a lot of knowledge on the condition and he actually listens to you. I saw a surgeon prior to going to Dr. Jimenez who ignored me. I can not express how thankful I am for this compassionate and wonderful surgeon!!
in San Antonio, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Jimenez, he diagnosed my son with metopic and performed the surgery perfectly.
in Orlando, Florida |
Absolutely wonderful, Dr.Jimenez & his staff did a great job with our daughter. He is amazing himself, very friendly and welcoming environment.
in San Antonio, Texas |
Dr. Jimenez is amazing! He was attentive to my needs and was available to answer my questions before and after surgery. I would recommend Dr. Jimenez and his team to anyone that is looking for a neurosurgeon.
in San antonio, texas |
What can i say. This man was very tenative to my son's medical and emotional needs and for the entire family as well. I am forever thankful for him and including his surrounding staff.
in Winchester. VA |
Dr. Jimenez and his team are the BEST. We are forever grateful for the comfort they provided me and my wife during what will surely turn out to be one of the hardest times of our lives. His level of patience and willingness to spend as much time as was needed to answer ALL of our questions is so hard to find with any medical professional today. His level of knowledge, continued research and support for his patients and parents is unparalleled.
in Georgetown , texas |
Dr. Jimenez is one of the most amazing men and doctors i have ever met. He has been a huge blessing to our family. My son had endoscopic saggittal surgery at 13 wks old. He is doing amazibg and has absolutely no issues 2 years out all thanks to dr. Jimenez and his incredible team.
in Nixon TX |
My mother was in the best of hands during her brain surgery!! If I could give him more then 5 starts I definitely would!
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San Antonio, TX 78258
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7930 Floyd Curl Dr
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San Antonio, TX 78229
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