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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
Garg RK Lee KS Kohn SC Baskaya MK Afifi AM . Can Sonography Distinguish a Supraorbital Notch From a Foramen? J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Oct 2;
[PubMed ID: 26432823]
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
[PubMed ID: 26080068]
Ylmaz T Ckla U Başkaya MK . Microsurgical Treatment of Thalamic Cavernous Malformation: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug 13;
[PubMed ID: 26308627]
Liu CY Baskaya M . The Congress of Neurological Surgeons International Division 2014. Neurosurgery. 2015 Aug;62 Suppl 1:79-80
[PubMed ID: 26181924]
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. 2015 Jul 17;
[PubMed ID: 26186688]
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]
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]
Yoon H Mehta MP Perumal K Helenowski IB Chappell RJ Akture E Lin Y Marymont MA Sejpal S Parsa A Chandler JR Bendok BR Rosenow J Salamat S Kumthekar P Raizer JK Baskaya MK . Atypical meningioma: randomized trials are required to resolve contradictory retrospective results regarding the role of adjuvant radiotherapy. J Cancer Res Ther. 2015 Jan-Mar;11(1):59-66
[PubMed ID: 25879338]
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]
Cikla U Li Y Hernandez-Duran S Kozan A Baskaya MK . Treatment of Supraclinoid Internal Carotid Artery Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurym with Extracranial-to- Intracranial Bypass and Trapping: Demonstration of Technique with Video Presentation. Turk Neurosurg. 2015;25(2):305-9
[PubMed ID: 26014018]
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]