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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Mustafa Baskaya is an associate professor at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has a strong and diverse background in both research and clinical care. He specializes in surgery for cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas and revascularization for stroke such as carotid endarterectomy, bypass surgery, complex brain tumors with deep locations (gliomas and metastatic tumors) and tumors of the skull base such as meningiomas, acoustic neuromas and and pituitary adenomas. Dr. Baskaya also provides microsurgery of spinal cord tumors.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship University of Miami, FL
Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
Residency University of Miami, FL
University of Ankara, Turkey
Medical School Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Languages Spoken

Turkish, English
Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Baskaya has published numerous papers concerning the surgical management of intracranial aneurysms, subarachnoid hemorrhage, microsurgical anatomy of the skull base and cerebral ischemia and brain injury after trauma. He serves as an associate editor of Neuroanatomy Journal and an editorial board member of Annals of Neurosurgery (e-journal).

PubMed Articles
Motzkin JC Philippi CL Oler JA Kalin NH Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage alters resting blood flow to the bed nucleus of stria terminalis. Cortex. 2015 Mar;64:281-8
[PubMed ID: 25569763]
Motzkin JC Philippi CL Wolf RC Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex is critical for the regulation of amygdala activity in humans. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 1;77(3):276-84
[PubMed ID: 24673881]
Sandoval-Garcia C Royalty K Yang P Niemann D Ahmed A Aagaard-Kienitz B Başkaya MK Schafer S Strother C . 4D DSA a new technique for arteriovenous malformation evaluation: a feasibility study. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Jan 12;
[PubMed ID: 25583531]
Turkoglu E Kertmen H Uluc K Akture E Gurer B Cikla U Salamat S Başkaya MK . Microsurgical anatomy of the posterior median septum of the human spinal cord. Clin Anat. 2015 Jan;28(1):45-51
[PubMed ID: 25445255]
Nadkarni TN Andreoli MJ Nair VA Yin P Young BM Kundu B Pankratz J Radtke A Holdsworth R Kuo JS Field AS Baskaya MK Moritz CH Meyerand ME Prabhakaran V . Usage of fMRI for pre-surgical planning in brain tumor and vascular lesion patients: task and statistical threshold effects on language lateralization. Neuroimage Clin. 2015;7:415-23
[PubMed ID: 25685705]
Cikla U Uluc K Baskaya MK . Clip reconstruction of an 8 cm giant internal carotid artery bifurcation aneurysm: microsurgical technique. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Jan;38(VideoSuppl1):Video20
[PubMed ID: 25554843]
Turkoglu E Seckin H Gurer B Ahmed A Uluc K Pulfer K Arat A Niemann D Baskaya MK . The cadaveric perfusion and angiography as a teaching tool: imaging the intracranial vasculature in cadavers. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2014 Dec;75(6):435-44
[PubMed ID: 25452903]
Cıkla U Sadighi A Bauer A Başkaya MK . Fatal Ruptured Blood Blister-like Aneurysm of Middle Cerebral Artery Associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VIII (Periodontitis Type). J Neurol Surg Rep. 2014 Dec;75(2):e210-3
[PubMed ID: 25485215]
Cıkla U Aagaard-Kienitz B Turski PA Menekse G Niemann DB Başkaya MK . Familial perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage: two case reports. J Med Case Rep. 2014 Nov 22;8:380
[PubMed ID: 25416614]
Cıkla U Baggott C Başkaya MK . How I do it: treatment of blood blister-like aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery by extracranial-to-intracranial bypass and trapping. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Nov;156(11):2071-7
[PubMed ID: 25196640]
Motzkin JC Philippi CL Wolf RC Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions alter neural and physiological correlates of anticipation. J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 30;34(31):10430-7
[PubMed ID: 25080601]
Gürer B Canbay S Bozkurt M Cikla U Hananya T Okut H Başkaya MK . Microsurgical anatomy of the denticulate ligaments and their relationship with the axilla of the spinal nerve roots. Clin Anat. 2014 Jul;27(5):733-7
[PubMed ID: 23897545]
Wolf RC Philippi CL Motzkin JC Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex mediates visual attention during facial emotion recognition. Brain. 2014 Jun;137(Pt 6):1772-80
[PubMed ID: 24691392]
Canbay S Gürer B Bozkurt M Comert A Izci Y Başkaya MK . Anatomical relationship and positions of the lumbar and sacral segments of the spinal cord according to the vertebral bodies and the spinal roots. Clin Anat. 2014 Mar;27(2):227-33
[PubMed ID: 23649511]
Anderson BM Khuntia D Bentzen SM Geye HM Hayes LL Kuo JS Baskaya MK Badie B Basavatia A Pyle GM Tomé WA Mehta MP . Single institution experience treating 104 vestibular schwannomas with fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy or stereotactic radiosurgery. J Neurooncol. 2014 Jan;116(1):187-93
[PubMed ID: 24142200]
Cıkla U Kujoth GC Başkaya MK . A stepwise illustration of the retrosigmoid approach for resection of a cerebellopontine meningioma. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jan;36(1 Suppl):1
[PubMed ID: 24380520]
Cikla U Baggott C Baskaya M . Gross total resection of large cervical intramedullary ependymoma: demonstration of microsurgical techniques. Turk Neurosurg. 2014;24(5):763-4
[PubMed ID: 25269050]
Gürer B Bozkurt M Neves G Cikla U Hananya T Antar V Salamat S Başkaya MK . The subparietal and parietooccipital sulci: an anatomical study. Clin Anat. 2013 Sep;26(6):667-74
[PubMed ID: 23813655]
Özgiray E Aktüre E Patel N Baggott C Bozkurt M Niemann D Başkaya MK . How reliable and accurate is indocyanine green video angiography in the evaluation of aneurysm obliteration? Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Jul;115(7):870-8
[PubMed ID: 22959212]
Lake W Chang JE Kennedy T Morgan A Salamat S Başkaya MK . A case series of primary central nervous system posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder: imaging and clinical characteristics. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jun;72(6):960-70; discussion 970
[PubMed ID: 23685504]