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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

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
University Hospital
(608) 263-6190 | (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 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, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 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
Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Anaplastic Ependymoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle in an Adult: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2018 Oct 5;
[PubMed ID: 30295880]
Sayyahmelli S Aydin I Wheeler B Baskaya MK Mapping of the internal capsule with subcortical stimulation for gross-total resection of a thalamic metastatic tumor. Neurosurg Focus . 2018 Oct;45(VideoSuppl2):V7
[PubMed ID: 30269558]
Sayyahmelli S Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Large Thoracic Intramedullary Hemangioblastoma With Long Segment Syrinx: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2018 Oct 1;15(4):470
[PubMed ID: 29444282]
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 . 2018 Aug 22;
[PubMed ID: 30136133]
Sayyahmelli S Kina H Ucer M Salamat MS Baskaya MK Frontal lobe intracerebral schwannoma mimicking metastatic lesion in a patient with papillary thyroid carcinoma. J Surg Case Rep . 2018 Aug;2018(8):rjy212
[PubMed ID: 30151105]
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) . 2018 Aug 1;15(2):240
[PubMed ID: 29240931]
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) . 2018 Jul 1;15(1):10-14
[PubMed ID: 29029292]
Peker HO Aydin I Baskaya MK Calcifying Pseudoneoplasm of the Neuraxis (CAPNON) in Lateral Cerebellomedullary Junction: Clinical Image with Surgical Video. World Neurosurg . 2018 Jul;115:206-207
[PubMed ID: 29704692]
Aydin I Hanalioglu S Peker HO Turan Y Kina H Cikla U Baskaya MK The Tonsillouvular Fissure Approach: Access to Dorsal and Lateral Aspects of the Fourth Ventricle. World Neurosurg . 2018 Jun;114:e1107-e1119
[PubMed ID: 29609087]
Sayyahmelli S Dogan I Baskaya MK Microsurgical Resection of Posterior Third Ventricular/Pineal Region Papillary Tumor Via Supracerebellar Infratentorial Approach: 3-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) . 2018 May 18;
[PubMed ID: 29788336]
Cikla U Sahin B Hanalioglu S Ahmed AS Niemann D Baskaya MK A novel, low-cost, reusable, high-fidelity neurosurgical training simulator for cerebrovascular bypass surgery. J Neurosurg . 2018 May 11;:1-9
[PubMed ID: 29749910]
Tumturk A Li Y Turan Y Cikla U Iskandar BJ Baskaya MK Emergency resection of brainstem cavernous malformations. J Neurosurg . 2018 May;128(5):1289-1296
[PubMed ID: 28686112]
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) . 2018 May 1;14(5):595
[PubMed ID: 28961966]
Dogan I Ucer M BaÅŸkaya MK Gross Total Resection of Chordoid Glioma of the Third Ventricle via Anterior Interhemispheric Transcallosal Transforaminal Approach at Two Stages. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2018 Apr;79(Suppl 3):S281-S282
[PubMed ID: 29588902]
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 Apr;112:e763-e771
[PubMed ID: 29382617]
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 Apr;112:e534-e539
[PubMed ID: 29360587]
Eser Ocak P Dogan I Ocak U Dinc C BaÅŸkaya MK Facial nerve outcome and extent of resection in cystic versus solid vestibular schwannomas in radiosurgery era. Neurosurg Focus . 2018 Mar;44(3):E3
[PubMed ID: 29490554]
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]
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]