Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Mustafa K. Baskaya, MD

  • Neurosurgery

About

Dr. Mustafa Baskaya's clinical specialties include surgeries of skull base tumors (meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, pituitary tumors), cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysms, AVMs, cavernous angiomas, carotid stenosis, surgeries for stroke, moyamoya disease and cerebral bypass) and complex brain tumors involving deep and highly functional regions of the brain and spinal cord (gliomas and metastatic tumors).

He is the Robert J. Dempsey Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, where he is tenured. He is also the director of the Skull Base Surgery Program, the Lincoln Ramirez Neuroanatomy & Microsurgery Skills Laboratory, and the Fellowship Program in Cerebrovascular & Skull Base Surgery, all at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Some of his achievements include receiving the Professor Sugita Scholarship, two Resident Teaching Awards in Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics Provider Champion Award. This last award is for patient and family experience in achieving the highest level of communication, compassion, and
engagement.

His research focuses on characterizing variations of human brain anatomy and identifying less invasive and safer surgical approaches of the deep and eloquent brain regions. He has published over 230 scientific papers, over 50 book chapters, and he is a co-author of two books: Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery: A Video Guide, and Complex Surgeries of the Limbic System.

His national and international leadership roles include being appointed to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Cerebrovascular Surgery Committee, serving as Chair of the Subcommittee for the Cerebrovascular Research Award (of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/ Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section), and past chair of the International Division of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.







Languages spoken
  • English
  • Turkish

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Neurological Surgery
    Medical School
    • Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
    Fellowships

    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

    Residencies
    • University of Ankara, Turkey
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

    Specialties

    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Acoustic Neuromas
    • Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Carotid Artery Surgery
    • Cavernous Angioma
    • Cavernous Carotid Fistula
    • Cerebral Aneurysm
    • Chiari Malformation
    • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
    • Extracranial Intracranial Bypass Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus (Adult)
    • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
    • Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)
    • Moya-Moya
    • Pituitary Tumors
    • Stereotactic Brain Biopsy
    • Transphenoidal Craniotomy
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

    Research and publications

    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 editorial board member for over 15 scientific journals.