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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Mustafa Baskaya is a professor at University Hospital. 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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University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (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
Tumturk A Li Y Turan Y Cikla U Iskandar BJ Baskaya MK . Emergency resection of brainstem cavernous malformations. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 7;:1-8
[PubMed ID: 28686112]
Ocak PE Dinc C Cikla U Başkaya MK . Resection of complex occipital arteriovenous malformation with giant varix: demonstration of microsurgical technique. Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Jul;43(VideoSuppl1):V5
[PubMed ID: 28669274]
Garg RK Poore SO Wieland AM Sanchez R Baskaya MK Hartig GK . Recipient vessel selection in the difficult neck: Outcomes of external carotid artery transposition and end-to-end microvascular anastomosis. Microsurgery. 2017 Feb;37(2):96-100
[PubMed ID: 26186688]
Meyer EJ Gaggl W Gilloon B Swan B Greenstein M Voss J Hussain N Holdsworth RL Nair VA Meyerand ME Kuo JS Baskaya MK Field AS Prabhakaran V . The Impact of Intracranial Tumor Proximity to White Matter Tracts on Morbidity and Mortality: A Retrospective Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Neurosurgery. 2017 Feb 1;80(2):193-200
[PubMed ID: 28173590]
Kertmen H Gürer B Uluç K Turkoglu E Cikla U Salamat S Başkaya MK . The determination and comparison of the vascular configurations of the posterior cerebral and posterior communicating arteries by two different techniques. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Dec;60(4):430-7
[PubMed ID: 24637416]
Cikla U Swanson KI Tumturk A Keser N Uluc K Cohen-Gadol A Baskaya MK . Microsurgical resection of tumors of the lateral and third ventricles: operative corridors for difficult-to-reach lesions. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov;130(2):331-340
[PubMed ID: 27235145]
Cikla U Menekse G Quraishi A Neves G Keles A Liu C Salamat SM Baskaya MK . The sulci of the inferior surface of the temporal lobe: An anatomical study. Clin Anat. 2016 Oct;29(7):932-42
[PubMed ID: 27521775]
Wolf RC Pujara M Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Emotion recognition deficits associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions are improved by gaze manipulation. Cortex. 2016 Sep;82:255-262
[PubMed ID: 27423116]
Pujara MS Philippi CL Motzkin JC Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage Is Associated with Decreased Ventral Striatum Volume and Response to Reward. J Neurosci. 2016 May 4;36(18):5047-54
[PubMed ID: 27147657]
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. 2016 Mar;8(3):300-4
[PubMed ID: 25583531]
Swanson KI Cikla U Uluc K Baskaya MK . Supracerebellar transtentorial approach to the tentorial incisura and beyond. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jan;40 Video Suppl 1:2016.1.FocusVid.15444
[PubMed ID: 26722681]
Kujoth GC Neves GF Cikla U Akture E Uluc K Song C Hananya T Sadighi A Ferrazzano P Baskaya MK . Monitoring Ischemic Cerebral Injury in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats by Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Turk Neurosurg. 2016;26(4):500-12
[PubMed ID: 27400095]
Block LM Jee YM Baskaya MK Bentz ML Poore SO . Denying the Obvious: Four Extreme Cases of Neglected Tumors. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Nov;3(11):e571
[PubMed ID: 26893996]
Pujara MS Wolf RC Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage alters relative risk tolerance for prospective gains and losses. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec;79(Pt A):70-5
[PubMed ID: 26597003]
Garg RK Lee KS Kohn SC Baskaya MK Afifi AM . Can Sonography Distinguish a Supraorbital Notch From a Foramen? J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Nov;34(11):2089-91
[PubMed ID: 26432823]
Ekici MA Cıkla U Bauer A Başkaya MK . Osteopetrosis and Chiari type I malformation: a rare association. J Surg Case Rep. 2015 Oct 26;2015(10)
[PubMed ID: 26503583]
Cikla U Yilmaz T Li Y Başkaya MK . Clip Reconstruction of Giant Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep;11 Suppl 3:463; discussion 463
[PubMed ID: 26080068]
Liu CY Baskaya M . The Congress of Neurological Surgeons International Division 2014. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;62 Suppl 1:79-80
[PubMed ID: 26181924]
Cıkla U Uluç K Baskaya MK . Microsurgical clipping of a giant vertebrobasilar junction aneurysm under hypothermic circulatory arrest. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Jul;39 Video Suppl 1:V13
[PubMed ID: 26132611]
Yilmaz T Cikla U Kirst A Baskaya MK . Glioblastoma multiforme in Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2015 Apr 17;9:83
[PubMed ID: 25890301]