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Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

Maysaa M. Basha, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director
313-745-1242 (academic office)
313-745-4275 (clinic)

Maysaa Basha, M.D., joined the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University as faculty in 2010. She is board certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy and is part of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. She is a metro-Detroit native and completed both her medical education and neurology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She then completed epilepsy training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio under the direction of Hans Lüders, M.D., Ph.D. before returning to Wayne State.

Dr. Basha’s clinical and research interests include the treatment of medically intractable epilepsy, treatment of status epilepticus, EEG and seizure semiology analysis, and seizure safety.  

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Chemistry, BA, 2001

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2001-2005


Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Transitional Year Internship, Detroit, 2005-2006


Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, Neurology Resident, 2006-2009


University Hospitals-Case Western Reserve Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy track, 2009-2010

  • Basha MM, Suchdev K, Dhakar M, Kubsky WJ, Mittal S, Shah AK. Acute Resective Surgery for the Treatment of Refractory Status Epilepticus. Neurocritical Care. 2017 Mar 29 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Halford JJ, Arain A, Kalamangalam GP, LaRoche SM, Bonilha L, Basha M, Azar NJ, Kutluay E, Martz GU, Wolf BJ, Waters CG, Dean BC. Characteristics of EEG Interpreters Associated with Higher Inter-rater Agreement. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 2017 Mar; 34(2):168-173.
  • Mittal S, Barkmeier D, Hua J, Pai D, Fuerst D, Basha M, Loeb J, Shah A. Intracranial EEG analysis in tumor-related epilepsy: Evidence of distant epileptic abnormalities. Clinical Neurophysiology 2016 Jan;127(1):238-44.
  • Michelhaugh S, Basha M, Rhoney D, Shah A, Mittal S. Acute or chronic use of lacosamide does not alter its distribution between serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Epilepsia. 2015 Nov;56 (11):1732-7.Dhakar M*, Sivakumar S*, Bhattacharya P, Shah A, Basha M. A retrospective cross-sectional study of the prevalence of generalized convulsive status epilepticus in traumatic brain injury: United States 2002 – 2010. Seizure. 2015 Nov, 32:16-22.
  • Basha MM, Alqallaf A*, Shah AK. Drug-Induced EEG pattern predicts effectiveness of ketamine in treating refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia. 2015 Apr; 56(4):e44-8.
  • Manjila S, Miller BR, Goodman A, Bahuleyan B, Basha M, Munyon C, Cohen ML, Koubeissi M, Miller JP. Pharmacoresistant epilepsy in hypomelanosis of Ito: Palliative surgical treatment with modified anatomic posterior quadrantic resection. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Aug; 123:15-7.
  • Madhavan R, Tang C, Bhattacharya P, Delly F*, Basha MM. Evaluation of documentation patterns of trainees and supervising physicians using EMR data mining. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Sep;6(3): 577-80.
  • Sethi NK, Basha MM. Pearls & Oy-sters: ictal syncope in a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology. 29 Oct 2013; 81(18):1644
  • Kojima K, Brown E, Rothermel R, Carlson A, Fuerst D, Matsuzaki N, Shah A, Atkinson M, Basha M, Mittal S, Sood S, Asano E. Clinical significance and developmental changes of auditory-language-related gamma activity. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2013 May;124(5):857-69.
  • Kapadia M, Merhi-Basha, M, Madhavan R, Rajamani K, Chaturvedi S. High Rate of Inappropriate Carotid Endarterectomy in an Urban Medical Center. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 2009 Jul;18(4):277-80.
  • Chaturvedi S, Madhavan R, Santhakumar S, Merhi-Basha M, Raje N. Higher risk factor burden and worse outcomes in urban carotid endarterectomy patients. Stroke. 2008 Nov; 39(11):2966-8.

Case Reports

  • Rao S, Narayanan S, Nanjireddy R, Mittal S, Basha M. Symptomatic cerebral vasospasm on conventional angiography following temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. Neurology, 88(23):e230-e232.
  • Basha MM, Fernández-Baca Vaca G, Lüders HO. Mapping of cingulate motor function by cortical stimulation. Epileptic Disord. 2013 Sep; 15(3):333-7.
  • Varade P*, Rayes M, Basha M, Watson C. Pearls & Oy-sters: ictal syncope in a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology. 2013 Apr 16;80(16):e172-4.
  • Burghardt T*, Basha M, Fuerst D, Mittal S. Crying with sorrow evoked by electrocortical stimulation. Epileptic Disorders. 2013 Mar;15(1):72-5.
  • Fernández-Baca Vaca G, Lüders HO, Basha MM, Miller JP. Mirth and laughter elicited during brain stimulation. Epileptic Disord. 2011 Dec; 13(4):435-40.
  • Puntambekar P, Basha MM, Zak IT, Madhavan R. Rare sensory and autonomic disturbances associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2009 Dec; 287(1-2):285-7.
Awards & Honors
  • College Teaching Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Early Career Women Faculty Travel Award, Wayne State Univeristy Women in Medicine and Science, 2014
  • The Best Doctors in America, listing for 2012-2013
  • Best Clinic Faculty, Resident’s Choice, Wayne State University, Department of Neurology 2012 


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