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
2012

Most Compassionate Doctor Award, Patient's Choice Award, Vitals/ American Registry
2012

Certificate of Honor, President of the Congress, 5th Int. Conference of Neurosurgery
2010

Who’s Who in Medical Sciences Education, Academic Keys
2004

Who’s Who in the Southwest, Marquis
2003

Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services
2002

Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, International Who’s Who of Professionals
1997

Texas Hall of Fame, Publishers Plus
1996

Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis
1990

Wakeman Award, Duke University
1990

Saul Horowitz Award, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
1990

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
1988

Continuing Education Award in Neurosurgery
1986

Fellow, American Heart Association Stroke Council
1986

Academy Award for Original scientific research, The American Academy of Neurological Surgery
1983

Resident’s Prize for best scientific paper, Federation of Western Societies of Neurological Science
1982

Alpha Omega Alpha, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
1978

James Felt Memorial Prize, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
1978

Phi Beta Kappa, Swarthmore College
1974

Sigma Xi, Swarthmore College
1974

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 HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • 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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