Message from the Chair

Maysaa M. Basha, MD, FAES
Maysaa M. Basha, MD, FAES
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Neurology
Wayne State University School of Medicine 
Chief, Division of Epilepsy 
Dear Colleagues,
Maysaa Basha, M.D. is Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University. 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 the University Hospital Case Medical Center. Since joining the department as a faculty member in 2010, she has been committed to serving the community.
Dr. Basha currently leads the Epilepsy Division where she plays a central role in the program's success in using a multidisciplinary approach to provide the highest clinical standards and most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalities to the under-served population in Detroit.

Dr. Basha's research interests focus on outcomes related to refractory status epilepticus through clinical approaches and investigator-initiated studies.  She has developed specialized initiatives in seizure safety and developed a patented machine learning technology at seizure detection through non-invasive tools.  She has served and continues to serve on national Guidelines and Assessment Committees at the American Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and the Neurocritical Care Society.

Dr. Basha, a neurologist and educator, served in a leadership role as Program Director and Associate Program Director of the Neurology Residency and Fellowship training programs at Wayne State University.   She has an outstanding record of mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows.  She received multiple teaching awards, including the College Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award from Wayne State University School of Medicine.