Dr. David Baskin MD Neurosurgeon

Dr. David Baskin is a neurosurgeon in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Texas Children's Hospital and The Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Baskin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 13 doctors at Texas Children's Hospital and one of 26 at The Methodist Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurosurgeon: General Neurosurgery, Brain & Spinal Tumor, Pituitary Surgery, Skull Base

Hospital Affiliation

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #11 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Texas Children's Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Neurological Surgery, 1978–1984

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Class of 1978

Other Training, 1974

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Certified in Neurological Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Fellow (FAANS), American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Best Doctor Honor Role for 5 years or more, Castle Connolly Best Doctors

Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patient's Choice Award, Vitals/ American Registry

Certificate of Honor, President of the Congress, 5th Int. Conference of Neurosurgery

Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education, Academic Keys

Who’s Who in the Southwest, Marquis

Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, International Who’s Who of Professionals

Texas Hall of Fame, Publishers Plus

Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis

Wakeman Award, Duke University

Saul Horowitz Award, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Continuing Education Award in Neurosurgery

Fellow, American Heart Association Stroke Council

Academy Award for Original scientific research, The American Academy of Neurological Surgery

Resident’s Prize for best scientific paper, Federation of Western Societies of Neurological Science

Alpha Omega Alpha, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

James Felt Memorial Prize, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College

Sigma Xi, Swarthmore College

Publications & Presentations

Extraventricular Colloid Cyst with Invasion into the Skull Base, Case Report and Literature Review
Staub, B, Castilla, L, Baskin, DS 2013 8 2

Failure of Porous Tantalum Cervical Interbody Fusion Devices: Two-Year Results from a Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center, Clinical Study
Kasliwal MK, Baskin DS, Traynelis VC 2013 1 1

B-lymphocytes from a population of children with autism spectrum disorder and their unaffected siblings exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal
Sharpe, MA Gist, TL, Baskin, DS, M.D 2013 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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