DAVID S. BASKIN is a member of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute. He joined the Neurological Institute, after serving as Professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas for 21 years.
Dr. Baskin graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in the Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering. He attended the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then received his surgical and neurosurgical training at the University of California in San Francisco. During his training, he was a research associate at the University of Capetown in South Africa and won the American Academy of Neurosurgery Award.
After residency, Dr. Baskin came to Baylor College of Medicine to work with Robert Grossman, where until recently, he served as professor of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology. He recently joined the Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute along with Dr. Grossman. Dr. Baskin has performed research studying protection of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves from injury, and is the recipient of numerous awards for his research. These include the Smith, Kline, and French fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, the Wakeman Award for scientific research, and the distinguished alumni award from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He is listed in Who’s Who in America, and is consistently on the list of Best Doctors in America.