David Baskin, MD, FAANS, FACS

  • Houston Methodist neurosurgeon
  • Director of the Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Tumor Treatment Center
  • Vice chairman, Houston Methodist Hospital department of neurosurgery
  • Residency program director, Houston Methodist Hospital department of neurosurgery
  • Professor of neurological surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

David Baskin, MD, FAANS, FACS

Areas of Expertise

  • Astrocytomas 
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Endoscopy
  • Glioblastomas
  • Metastatic brain and spinal tumors
  • Microsurgery of the brain and spine
  • Minimally invasive brain surgery using endoscopy and virtual reality
  • Novel treatments &  clinical trials for brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the CUNY | 1978
FELLOWSHIP
Research in Brain Endorphins-San Francisco,CA | 1984
Research in Neural Protection-Cape Town, South Africa | 1982
RESIDENCY
University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA | 1984
INTERNSHIP
University of California, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA | 1978

Publications


Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome After Transsphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Macroadenoma
Wong, M, Rajendran, S, Bindiganavile, SH, Bhat, N, Lee, AG & Baskin, DS 2020, , World neurosurgery, vol. 142, pp. 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.06.136

The History of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital
Grossman, RG, Lee, J, Baskin, DS, Harper, R & Britz, GW 2020, , World neurosurgery, vol. 142, pp. 283-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.06.194



Metabolic fate of glucose in atypical meningioma studied by 13C NMR isotopomer analysis
Pichumani, K, Ijare, OB & Baskin, DS 2019, . in Metabolic fate of glucose in atypical meningioma studied by 13C NMR isotopomer. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 27 (2019) 2507 edn, vol. 27, Internatioal Society for magnetic resonance in medicine, pp. 2507.


Fibrinogen chains intrinsic to the brain
Golanov, EV, Sharpe, MA, Regnier-Golanov, AS, Del Zoppo, GJ, Baskin, DS & Britz, GW 2019, , Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 13, no. MAY, 541. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00541

Metabolism of fructose in B-cells: A 13C NMR spectroscopy based stable isotope tracer study
Ijare, OB, Baskin, DS, Sharpe, MA & Pichumani, K 2018, Analytical Biochemistry, vol. 552, pp. 110-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2018.04.003

Correction: First results on survival from a large Phase 3 clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell vaccine in newly diagnosed glioblastoma [J Transl Med., 16, (2018) (142)] DOI: 10.1186/s12967-018-1507-6
Liau, LM, Ashkan, K, Tran, DD, Campian, JL, Trusheim, JE, Cobbs, CS, Heth, JA, Salacz, M, Taylor, S, DAndre, SD, Iwamoto, FM, Dropcho, EJ, Moshel, YA, Walter, KA, Pillainayagam, CP, Aiken, R, Chaudhary, R, Goldlust, SA, Bota, DA, Duic, P, Grewal, J, Elinzano, H, Toms, SA, Lillehei, KO, Mikkelsen, T, Walbert, T, Abram, SR, Brenner, AJ, Brem, S, Ewend, MG, Khagi, S, Portnow, J, Kim, LJ, Loudon, WG, Thompson, RC, Avigan, DE, Fink, KL, Geoffroy, FJ, Lindhorst, S, Lutzky, J, Sloan, AE, Schackert, G, Krex, D, Meisel, HJ, Wu, J, Davis, RP, Duma, C, Etame, AB, Mathieu, D, Kesari, S, Piccioni, D, Westphal, M, Baskin, DS, New, PZ, Lacroix, M, May, SA, Pluard, TJ, Tse, V, Green, RM, Villano, JL, Pearlman, M, Petrecca, K, Schulder, M, Taylor, LP, Maida, AE, Prins, RM, Cloughesy, TF, Mulholland, P & Bosch, ML 2018, , Journal of Translational Medicine, vol. 16, no. 1, 179. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-018-1552-1

First results on survival from a large Phase 3 clinical trial of an autologous dendritic cell vaccine in newly diagnosed glioblastoma
Liau, LM, Ashkan, K, Tran, DD, Campian, JL, Trusheim, JE, Cobbs, CS, Heth, JA, Salacz, M, Taylor, S, DAndre, SD, Iwamoto, FM, Dropcho, EJ, Moshel, YA, Walter, KA, Pillainayagam, CP, Aiken, R, Chaudhary, R, Goldlust, SA, Bota, DA, Duic, P, Grewal, J, Elinzano, H, Toms, SA, Lillehei, KO, Mikkelsen, T, Walpert, T, Abram, SR, Brenner, AJ, Brem, S, Ewend, MG, Khagi, S, Portnow, J, Kim, LJ, Loudon, WG, Thompson, RC, Avigan, DE, Fink, KL, Geoffroy, FJ, Lindhorst, S, Lutzky, J, Sloan, AE, Schackert, G, Krex, D, Meisel, HJ, Wu, J, Davis, RP, Duma, C, Etame, AB, Mathieu, D, Kesari, S, Piccioni, D, Westphal, M, Baskin, DS, New, PZ, Lacroix, M, May, SA, Pluard, TJ, Tse, V, Green, RM, Villano, JL, Pearlman, M, Petrecca, K, Schulder, M, Taylor, LP, Maida, AE, Prins, RM, Cloughesy, TF, Mulholland, P & Bosch, ML 2018, , Journal of Translational Medicine, vol. 16, no. 1, 142. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-018-1507-6


Creutzfeldt astrocytes may be seen in IDH-wildtype glioblastoma and retain expression of DNA repair and chromatin binding proteins
Ballester, LY, Boghani, Z, Baskin, DS, Britz, GW, Olsen, R, Fuller, GN, Powell, SZ & Cykowski, MD 2018, , Brain Pathology, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1012-1019. https://doi.org/10.1111/bpa.12604

Measurement of 13C turnover into glutamate and glutamine pools in brain tumor patients
Pichumani, K, Mashimo, T, Vemireddy, V, Ijare, OB, Mickey, BE, Malloy, CR, Marin-Valencia, I, Baskin, DS, Bachoo, RM & Maher, EA 2017, , FEBS Letters, vol. 591, no. 21, pp. 3548-3554. https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.12867


Combined Hybrid Microscopic and Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery: Anatomy, Instrumentation, and Technique
Baskin, DS & Scranton, RA 2017, . in ER Laws, AA Cohen-Gadol, TH Schwartz & JP Sheehan (eds), Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques. Springer International Publishing, pp. 167-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56691-7_11

Transfer of Dyes and Drugs into Cells Using EGFR-Targeted Nanosyringes
Nilewski, LG, Singh, M, Baskin, DS, Tour, JM & Sharpe, MA 2017, , ACS Chemical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00138

Superior Petrosal Vein Sacrifice During Microvascular Decompression: Perioperative Complication Rates and Comparison with Venous Preservation
Liebelt, BD, Barber, S, Desai, VR, Harper, R, Zhang, YJ, Parrish, RG, Baskin, DS, Trask, T & Britz, GW 2017, , World neurosurgery, vol. 104, pp. 788-794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.05.098

HER2-specific chimeric antigen receptor–modified virus-specific T cells for progressive glioblastoma: A phase 1 dose-escalation trial
Ahmed, N, Brawley, V, Hegde, M, Bielamowicz, K, Kalra, M, Landi, D, Robertson, C, Gray, TL, Diouf, O, Wakefield, A, Ghazi, A, Gerken, C, Yi, Z, Ashoori, A, Wu, MF, Liu, H, Rooney, C, Dotti, G, Gee, A, Su, J, Kew, Y, Baskin, DS, Zhang, YJ, New, P, Grilley, B, Stojakovic, M, Hicks, J, Powell, SZ-E, Brenner, M, Heslop, H, Grossman, RG, Wels, WS & Gottschalk, S 2017, , JAMA oncology, vol. 3, no. 8, pp. 1094-1101. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.0184

Significant response of pituitary carcinoma to carboplatin, leucovorin and fluorouracil chemotherapy: a pediatric case report and review of the literature
AbdelBaki, MS, Waguespack, SG, Salceda, V, Jones, J, Stapleton, SL, Baskin, DS & Okcu, MF 2017, , Journal of Neuro-Oncology, vol. 135, no. 1, pp. 213-215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-017-2554-1

Languages

  • English