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David Baskin – Biography, Age, Medical Education, Career & Net Worth

David Baskin (born February 1952) is a board-certified American neurosurgeon in Houston, Texas. He is a professor of neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

David Baskin

David Baskin Facts

  • Full Name: David Stuart Baskin
  • Age: 70 years old
  • Date of Birth: February 1953
  • Occupation: Neurosurgeon
  • Nationality: American

David Baskin Medical School & Residency

  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine – Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1978-1984
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Medical School

David Baskin Career

Baskin taught neurological surgery at Baylor College of Medicine from 1984 until 2005. In 2011, he published a clinical trial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology regarding the efficacy of a type of gene therapy for malignant glioma, the most common form of brain tumor. This trial concluded that the therapy was safe and that the survival trends were “encouraging.”

He became the director of the Peak Center upon its establishment in 2013. In 2014, Baskin and his team conducted research regarding the use of nanosyringes to treat glioblastoma by filling them with anticancer drugs and releasing them into the bloodstream.

Baskin has conducted research in which human neurons and fibroblasts are exposed to low levels of thimerosal, and has concluded that thimerosal causes membrane and DNA damage, as well as caspase-3-dependent apoptosis. Some of this research was funded by Autism Speaks.

Baskin testified before the Committee on Government Reform that ethylmercury is possibly more toxic than methylmercury. He also conducted research that demonstrates that cells from children with autism are more sensitive to environmental toxins than cells from age and sex matched controls.

Baskin has won the American Academy of Neurosurgery Award; the American College of Surgeons’ Smith, Kline & French fellowship; the Wakeman Award for Research in the Neurosciences; and a distinguished alumni award from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2000, he was elected to The Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery – Certified in Neurological Surgery
  • CA State Medical License – Active through 2023
  • TX State Medical License – Active through 2023
  • HI State Medical License – Active through 2024
  • LA State Medical License – Active through 2023

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Specialty Expertise

Dr. David Stuart Baskin has the following 30 areas of expertise

  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Percutaneous Diskectomy
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Laminectomy
  • Back Pain
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Stroke
  • Nipple Discharge (Galactorrhea)
  • Amenorrhea
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Back Injuries
  • Glioblastoma
  • Brain Injuries
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Ischemia

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Blue Essentials HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Community place
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Humana HMO Premier MRF
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • SureFit – Houston
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Location & Contact Information

Houston Methodist Cancer Center At Texas Medical Center
6445 Main St Fl 24
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 441-9948

Fax:
Website: www.houstonmethodist.org

David Baskin Net Worth

David has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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