Meet the provider: Maysaa Basha, M.D.
March 1, 2022
Maysaa Basha, M.D., Department of Neurology, joined Wayne Health in July of 2010 after completing her fellowship. Dr. Basha’s special interests include epilepsy and EEG.
Dr. Basha attended Wayne State University for both her undergraduate and medical school training. Her experiences during this time instilled her commitment to practice and serve the city of Detroit and its community. Dr. Basha completed a neurology residency at the combined WSU/DMC program and an Epilepsy Fellowship at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. The great mentors she had during medical school inspired her to go into the field on neurology.
Dr. Basha’s patient care approach is focused on shared decision making in a very challenging disease process, epilepsy. She treats the patient’s seizures but also address its psychosocial burden.
The most impactful experience Dr. Basha has experienced so far in her career was when one of her patients with very difficult to treat seizures received implantation of a device to help control seizures (RNS + Responsive neurotmulation). For adequate control of the seizures, it requires the patient to upload their information periodically using a secure cloud. One of the challenges her team had with this particular patient was that he lost internet access which prevented them from having adequate access to the information in order. This was a good example how challenging of an environment her and her colleagues work in, and how a patient’s social environment significantly impacts their treatments and recommendations. Dr. Basha’s patients have taught her how to communicate appropriately and be considerate of the impact of treatments on their lives.
A typical day for Dr. Basha includes reading EEGs and seeing patients in the clinic. She also does administrative work, and is the program director of the neurology residency program.
Dr. Basha is the Director of the Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at WSU/DMC as well as the Program Director of the Neurology Residency. She won the College Teaching Award from WSU in 2014 and 2020. So far in her career, Dr. Basha is most proud of seeing new and established patients and having the confidence that if allowed, she can have a positive impact on their lives.
In her free tie, Dr. Basha enjoys doing puzzles with her children, having Sunday brunch with her family and crocheting.
To request an appointment with Dr. Basha, visit our appointment page.