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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.



Acoustic Neuromas

Arteriovenous Malformation

Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

Brain Tumor (Neurosurgery)

Brain Tumor Care

Carotid Artery Surgery

Cavernous Angioma

Cavernous Carotid Fistula

Cerebral Aneurysm

Cerebrovascular (Neurosurgery)

Chiari Malformation

Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Extracranial Intracranial Bypass Surgery

General Neurosurgery

Hydrocephalus (Adult)

Intracranial Atherosclerosis


Pituitary Tumor (Neurosurgery)

Pituitary Tumors

Skull Base (Neurosurgery)

Skull Base Surgery

Stereotactic Brain Biopsy



Stroke (Neurosurgery)

Transphenoidal Craniotomy

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt


University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL and Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA

Cerebrovascular, Nagoya University Hospital, Japan

Residency University of Ankara, Turkey
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Medical School Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Languages Spoken

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

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
Scerbak J Baskaya MK In Reply: Identification of the Distal Dural Ring and Definition of Paraclinoid Aneurysms According to Bony Landmarks on 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Angiography: A Cadaveric and Radiological Study. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2020 Oct 15;19(5):E548-E549
[PubMed ID: 32761236]
Erginoglu U Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Trigeminal Neuralgia Caused by Vascular Compression from the Petrous Carotid Artery with Bony Erosion and Meckel's Cave Encephalocele: Clinical Imaging with Surgical Video. World Neurosurg . 2020 Oct 9;
[PubMed ID: 33045449]
Buckley NA Baskaya MK Darsie ME Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) in Severe Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST). Neurocrit Care . 2020 Sep 30;
[PubMed ID: 33000379]
Richardson AM Baskaya MK Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass as Primary Treatment for Internal Carotid Artery Blood Blister-Like Aneurysms, Not Just a Last Resort. World Neurosurg . 2020 Sep 26;
[PubMed ID: 32992064]
Scerbak J Lapteva O Sahin OS Ksanas U Barkauskiene A Lengvenis G Ozaydin B Cikla U Baskaya MK Identification of the Distal Dural Ring and Definition of Paraclinoid Aneurysms According to Bony Landmarks on 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Angiography: A Cadaveric and Radiological Study. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2020 Sep 1;19(3):319-329
[PubMed ID: 32022234]
Sayyahmelli S Ozaydin B Sahin B Erginoglu U Cikla U Baskaya MK Surgical Strategies for Cerebral Revascularization in Patients with Limited Bypass Conduit Options and Unexpected Intraoperative Difficulties. World Neurosurg . 2020 Sep;141:e959-e970
[PubMed ID: 32585374]
Parmar V Cikla U Sayyahmelli S Ozaydin B Tumturk A Ahmed AS Baskaya MK Intraoperative Shortening of Aneurysm Clips: Revisiting an Old Technique in a New Era. World Neurosurg . 2020 Jul;139:361-369
[PubMed ID: 32339735]
Cikla U Rowley P Jennings Simoes EL Ozaydin B Goodman SL Avci E Baskaya MK Patel NJ Grapefruit Training Model for Distal Anterior Cerebral Artery Side-to-Side Bypass. World Neurosurg . 2020 Jun;138:39-51
[PubMed ID: 32109640]
Cossu G Jouanneau E Cavallo LM Elbabaa SK Giammattei L Starnoni D Barges-Coll J Cappabianca P Benes V Baskaya MK Bruneau M Meling T Schaller K Chacko AG Youssef AS Mazzatenta D Ammirati M Dufour H Laws E Berhouma M Daniel RT Messerer M Surgical management of craniopharyngiomas in adult patients: a systematic review and consensus statement on behalf of the EANS skull base section. Acta Neurochir (Wien) . 2020 May;162(5):1159-1177
[PubMed ID: 32112169]
Ozaydin B Dogan I Wheeler BJ Baskaya MK Gross Total Resection of a Grade IV Astrocytoma Adjacent to the Precentral Gyrus With Nonawake Motor Mapping and Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2020 Apr 1;18(4):E127-E128
[PubMed ID: 31301145]
Li Y Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage From a Pure Pial Arterial Malformation in the Lateral Cerebellomedullary Junction: Clinical Images with a Surgical Video. World Neurosurg . 2020 Mar;135:214-216
[PubMed ID: 31881344]
McBride JA Binstadt B Ahmed R Baskaya MK Olson AP Wald E A Plea to Reconsider the Diagnosis. J Hosp Med . 2020 Feb 1;15(2):111-115
[PubMed ID: 31869290]
Mukherjee D Antar V Soylemez B Cikla U Gürer B Ekici MA Field AS Shahriar Salamat M Başkaya MK High-resolution diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging of the brainstem safe entry zones. Neurosurg Rev . 2020 Feb;43(1):153-167
[PubMed ID: 30136133]
Sayyahmelli S Kessely YC Chen X Aycan A Feldman S Dempsey RJ Baskaya MK From Ibni Sina (Avicenna) to Present, History of International Fellowship and Observership: University of Wisconsin-Madison Experience. Turk Neurosurg . 2020;30(2):159-162
[PubMed ID: 32020573]
Sayyahmelli S Dogan I Wieland AM Pyle M BaÅŸkaya MK Aggressive, Multidisciplinary Staged Microsurgical Resection of a Giant Cervicomedullary Junction Chordoma. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2019 Dec;80(Suppl 4):S378-S379
[PubMed ID: 31824818]
Sayyahmelli S BaÅŸkaya MK Microsurgical Gross Total Resection of Foramen Magnum Meningioma via Far Lateral Approach. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2019 Dec;80(Suppl 4):S360-S362
[PubMed ID: 31750062]
Sayyahmelli S Aydin P Baskaya MK Delayed Onset Abducens Nerve Palsy following Uncomplicated Large Cystic Vestibular Schwannoma Resection: Case Report. J Neurol Surg Rep . 2019 Oct;80(4):e37-e40
[PubMed ID: 31673483]
Cikla U Hamilton K Ozaydin B Baskaya MK Revascularization for Cerebral Ischemia, Step-by-Step Demonstration of Bonnet Bypass: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2019 Sep 1;17(3):E113
[PubMed ID: 30690494]
Dogan I Sahin OS Ozaydin B Baskaya MK Low-Cost Stereoscopic Recordings of Neurologic Surgery Operative Microscopy for Anatomic Laboratory Training. World Neurosurg . 2019 May;125:240-244
[PubMed ID: 30776517]
Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Anaplastic Ependymoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle in an Adult: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2019 Mar 1;16(3):E91
[PubMed ID: 30295880]