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Dr. David S. Baskin

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Professor and Program Director

Phone: (713) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.org
Houston Methodist
6565 Fannin Street
Houston , Texas 77030
United States

Company Description: Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The facility opened on December 18, 2000. The...   more
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • M.D.
  • Swarthmore College
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • departments of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology
    Baylor College of Medicine
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"Glioblastoma is the most malignant brain ...
restonsurgerycenter.com, 31 May 2015 [cached]
"Glioblastoma is the most malignant brain tumor you can have," said study co-author Dr. David Baskin, professor of neurosurgery with both Houston Methodist Hospital and the Weill-Cornell College of Medicine in New York City. "It's almost always a death sentence, with median survival of about nine to 15 months, and the quality of life during the last five months is often quite poor.
"Surgery, along with chemotherapy and radiation, is the only current treatment option," he added. "This cancer is like an octopus -- it reaches into all parts of the brain [and] you can only ever get some of it out."
However, "this particular gene therapy is better than anything else we have," said Baskin, who also directs the Peak Brain Tumor Center at the Houston hospital. "By inserting a virus into the tumor, then attacking that virus with medication while also firing up the patient's own immune system, you can get a real one-two punch treatment effect, and prolonged survival."
He stressed that the treatment may not be a cure. "The [survival] numbers still stink," Baskin said. "But they're significantly better, which makes this a big advance."
Baskin and his team are slated to present their findings Sunday in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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The result, said Baskin, is that "suddenly the immune system starts killing anything that might have these proteins. So you put the Trojan horse virus in. Then, after you kill the virus the tumor cells explode, causing the immune system to hyper-activate without raising toxicity [to the patient]."
"It's interesting and exciting, because the improvement [in survival] is significant," Baskin said.
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"We're not saying we have a cure, of course," noted Baskin.
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SOURCES: David Baskin, M.D., professor, neurosurgery, and director, Kenneth R. Peak Brain Tumor Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, and professor, neurosurgery, Weill-Cornell College of Medicine, New York City; Balveen Kaur, Ph.D., professor, neurological surgery, and associate director, Medical Center at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; May 31, 2015, presentation, annual meeting, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, Ill.
David Baskin, ...
onkuretherapeutics.com, 9 July 2015 [cached]
David Baskin, M.D.
Scientific Advisor Biography
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, where he graduated first in his class, and received the James Felt Prize for the highest overall performance during the four years of medical school training.
He then received his surgical and neurosurgical training at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Baskin began his research career while still a resident at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In 1982, he spent a year as a Research Associate at the University of Capetown Medical School and Groote Schuur Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. The following year, Dr. Baskin returned to UCSF and served as a Research Associate in the Hormone Research Laboratory. Based on novel research demonstrating ways to restore brain function, he won the American Academy of Neurosurgery Award for the best research performed by a neurosurgery resident.
After completing his residency, Dr. Baskin was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Assistant Professor of the Center for Biotechnology at Baylor College of Medicine, with a joint appointment as Chief of Neurological Surgery at the VA Hospital. In 1994 he was promoted to Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the departments of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, positions he held until 2005 when his academic career transitioned to Houston Methodist.
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David Baskin, M.D. Scientific Advisor Biography
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, where he graduated first in his class, and received the James Felt Prize for the highest overall performance during the four years of medical school training.
He then received his surgical and neurosurgical training at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Baskin began his research career while still a resident at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). In 1982, he spent a year as a Research Associate at the University of Capetown Medical School and Groote Schuur Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. The following year, Dr. Baskin returned to UCSF and served as a Research Associate in the Hormone Research Laboratory. Based on novel research demonstrating ways to restore brain function, he won the American Academy of Neurosurgery Award for the best research performed by a neurosurgery resident.
After completing his residency, Dr. Baskin was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and Assistant Professor of the Center for Biotechnology at Baylor College of Medicine, with a joint appointment as Chief of Neurological Surgery at the VA Hospital. In 1994 he was promoted to Professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the departments of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, positions he held until 2005 when his academic career transitioned to Houston Methodist.
Today's News
www.prnewswire.com, 28 Sept 2001 [cached]
A landmark number of 44 proposals were submitted to the Cure Autism Now special review panel headed by David Baskin , M.D. , a neurosurgeon at Baylor College of Medicine.Dr. Baskin led the review process with eight other scientists with experience related to the toxicology of heavy metals.
For instance in 2003, David ...
paltelegraph.com [cached]
For instance in 2003, David Baskin of the Department of Neuro Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine demonstrated that this preservative can cause membrane and DNA damage, and kill nerve cells, even when administered in small amounts.
The Society of Neurological Surgeons
www.societyns.org, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
David S. Baskin, MD, FAANS, FACS
DAVID S. BASKIN is a Professor and Vice Chairman 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.
He has an active practice, operating on over 350 patients a year. He specializes in microsurgery of the brain and spine and has been a pioneer in pituitary surgery having performed approximately 3500 transsphenoidal operations. He also performs surgery for brain and spinal tumors and complex cervical spine reconstructions. He has has investigated various ways to improve cervical spine fusions.
Dr. Baskin is the program director of the Neurosurgery Residency training program at the Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute. He is the author of over 110 publications, including several books. He is a member of numerous local, state, and national societies, and has participated in a number of multicenter national and international trials of drugs to improve outcome in stroke, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer's disease. He has received grants totaling over 3 million dollars from The National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration, the Texas Advanced Technology Program, and a number of private foundations.
His clinical research has focused on minimally invasive spine and brain surgery, including neural navigation using virtual reality systems. He is presently developing technology for 3D endoscopy, as well as studying the effects of novel ways to deliver radiation to the brain to treat tumors, vascular abnormalities, and pain.
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Dr. Baskin currently serves as the Director of the Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Treatment Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.
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