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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

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

Extracranial Intracranial Bypass Surgery

General Neurosurgery

Head Trauma

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

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA
Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
Residency University of Ankara, Turkey
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
Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Large Thoracic Intramedullary Hemangioblastoma With Long Segment Syrinx: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2018 Feb 10;
[PubMed ID: 29444282]
Dogan I Ucer M BaÅŸkaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma via Pterional Craniotomy with Extradural Anterior Clinoidectomy and Optic Unroofing. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2018 Feb;79(2):S218
[PubMed ID: 29404258]
Cikla U Mukherjee D Tumturk A Baskaya MK Overcoming End-to-End Vessel Mismatch During Superficial Temporal Artery-Radial Artery-M2 Interposition Grafting for Cerebral Ischemia: Tapering Technique. World Neurosurg . 2018 Feb;110:85
[PubMed ID: 29122732]
Keser N Avci E Soylemez B Karatas D Baskaya MK Occipital Artery and Its Segments in Vertebral Artery Revascularization Surgery: A Microsurgical Anatomic Study. World Neurosurg . 2018 Jan 31;
[PubMed ID: 29360587]
Onen MR Moore K Cikla U Ucer M Schmidt B Field AS Baskaya MK Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration: Neurosurgical Perspective and Literature Review. World Neurosurg . 2018 Jan 27;
[PubMed ID: 29382617]
Dinc C Ocak PE Baskaya MK Microsurgical Fenestration of Thalamic Cyst Along With Third Ventriculostomy and Septal Fenestration via the Interhemispheric Transcallosal Approach: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Dec 12;
[PubMed ID: 29240931]
Cikla U Swanson KI Turan Y Baskaya MK Transsylvian Resection of Dominant Insular Gliomas: Demonstration of Microsurgical Techniques in Pure Insular vs Insulo-Opercular Gliomas: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Dec 1;13(6):760
[PubMed ID: 29186609]
Peker HO Celik NC Cikla U Baskaya MK Metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma to intradural foramen magnum. J Surg Case Rep . 2017 Nov;2017(11):rjx185
[PubMed ID: 29181146]
Dogan I Ocak PE Pyle GM BaÅŸkaya MK Resection of middle petroclival meningioma via combined anterior transpetrosal and retrosigmoid approaches at two separate stages: 3D operative video. Neurosurg Focus . 2017 Oct;43(VideoSuppl2):V12
[PubMed ID: 28967312]
Zada G BaÅŸkaya MK Shah MV Introduction: surgical management of skull base meningiomas. Neurosurg Focus . 2017 Oct;43(VideoSuppl2):Intro
[PubMed ID: 28967307]
Turan Y Cikla U Kozan A Baskaya MK End-to-Side and End-to-End Double In Situ Bypass with Submilimeter M4 Branches for Treatment of Ruptured Mycotic Aneurysm: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Oct 1;13(5):642
[PubMed ID: 28922888]
Uluc K Cikla U Morkan DB Sirin A Ahmed AS Swanson K Baskaya MK Minimizing Retraction by Pia-Arachnoidal 10-0 Sutures in Intrasulcal Dissection. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Sep 19;
[PubMed ID: 29029292]
Peker HO Aydin I Dinc C Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Thalamic Astrocytomas Via Anterior Interhemispheric Transcallosal Transchoroidal Approach: Demonstrating of Technique: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2017 Sep 15;
[PubMed ID: 28961966]
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 BaÅŸkaya 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]